Category Archives for Sensory Art Activities

Enhance primitive collages with descriptive text (literacy art project)

It looked like spilt milk is a very basic, all time favorite childrens book. As part of our literacy art project series it was a natural to have the children do white,

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Aluminum foil sculptures, salt paintings and portfolio making (art lessons 9 & 10)

This post is a  combination of two of the art classes that I have been running with a group of first graders. I began lesson 9 with trying to show the children the

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The amazing versatility of painting with kids: It’s not all process only

This is a post about painting for kids. As you probably know, the internet is flooded with wonderful, process only painting activities to do with children. I think those activities play a real role in

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Abstract oil pastels and watercolor art

So I must admit that this is going to be an unfinished activity post for you here. That is simply because someone messed up but, I still want you to see this activity

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Make your own stamps to use with paint, out of pieces of cardboard from a box

There are so many ways to do stamping with kids. There are of course, the many pre cut stamps that you find in the crafts stores and catalogs and then there are the homemade ones . These stamps were made

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7 pure process only art activities for toddlers

A long while ago I wrote a post on toddler crafts. In it I explained  a bit what process only art is. To reiterate… It is art that is done solely for the process and not for an end result. (product).

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Got some junk or recyclable materials around? Give kids some construction art

I was recently reading a wonderful book called  The Art of Teaching Art to Children: In School and at Home. One of the art projects the authors talk about is doing

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Crayon watercolor resist with gold paint added

There are so many ways to do resist activities and this is only one of them. This was a classic resist activity where the kids used white, wax crayons to color

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Finger painting with kids: The best sensory activity around

Finger painting with kids Finger painting with kids is  the ultimate process only art activity. Meaning that all the kids really care about is mushing in the paints

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Crayon Art: Not Only Crayon Drawings on Your Living Room Wall

Crayon art projects Crayons are usually the first type of art supplies that young children are introduced to .Crayon art is also often proudly displayed on many parents

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Polymer clay projects for kids including clay jewelry and beads

Polymer clay projects that are suitable for kids Polymer clay has been known to some extent as a clay for artists and  adults in general. That may be because  the

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Need some cool art projects: Try using shaving cream and watercolor paint

This art project which is one of the most cool art projects you will find may not be for really young preschoolers. You need to use shaving cream and  Concentrated

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Painting for kids: Ideas for 8 different painting activities for young children

  Painting for kids  has been a very strong part of or the nursery, preschool and kindergarten classrooms. Most classrooms have an easel for painting.  That’s

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Paper mache ideas for kids: Types of paste to use and options for paper mache crafts

Paper mache ideas (or papier mache as its often called) are very similar to sculpting. It is not however, an activity for  clean freaks. It can get very messy but,

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Art projects for toddlers:What can you really expect from them

Art projects for toddlers. Are they different than art projects for older kids? We all know that toddlers love art. If you don’t believe me than come look

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Types of clay for kids: Did you think all there was is playdough?

  There are many types of clay that you can choose for kids to play and create with.  Preschool activities have always had some sort of clay or play dough included in their curriculum and for good

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Clay projects for kids: How to make pinch pots, clay beads and other fun clay stuff

Clay art with modelling clay Clay modeling,  clay art projects, playing with play dough all mean different things to different people. There are three basic types

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How do you make clay at home: The good recipes and the one not to use

If you want to learn how to make clay at home or in your early childhood environment you first have to know what kind of clay is it that you want to make. There are many types of clay, many of which cannot

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