Category Archives for Videos

▶A really cool technique called watercolor lifting (video)

Watercolor Lifting  A couple of weeks ago I did a post on making your own papers for collage. That is a favorite technique of the well know author/illustrator Eric Carle. I found this video that was really

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Make some colorful picnic bags with brown paper lunch bags (video)

▶ Colorful Picnic Bags This video really could have taken half the time even though at about a minute a half its pretty short. It’s just a cute way to enhance a picnic by decorating those brown

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Don’t throw away your markers (video)

Don’t throw away your markers – YouTube. This video will teach you how to reconstitute your very good markers. When I taught children drawing using the Monart method I used markers like these.

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How to marbleize paper with acrylic paint (video)

Marbling Acrylic Paint : Art & Painting Tutorials – YouTube. I spent a lot of time looking at videos that teach how to marble paper with oil paints. Most of them were quite long videos. I then

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Have you ever tried finger knitting? (video)

Finger_Knitting – YouTube. What a great activity to do with kids with a minimum of materials. All you need is some yarn, some patience to learn the technique so you can teach it to your child and

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Looking for your kids to decorate your home? Want to try this? (video)

TateShots: Kusama’s Obliteration Room – YouTube. In a recent post I showed a picture of a room completely covered in colorful dots. Here is how they did it. When your kids get bored now you

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A more advanced style of dot art, aboriginal dot art (video)

dot art – YouTube. I just did a post the other day on all kinds of dot art activities. As I was looking through videos I found this one and am really excited to try it with our kids in our art camp.

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One of the best, shortest videos on creativity around (video)

I found this video on Joe Bowers site For the love of learning. (He had gotten it from You tube) It is probably one of the best, most succinct, shortest videos that encapsulates what creativity is all

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Lego Ship artwork made in a bottle (video)

Lego Ship in a Bottle – YouTube. For all you lego aficionados out there…check out this lego art in a bottle. There are also no tricks involved here, as they actually constructed this piece

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An unusual type of sculpture….using scotch tape or packing tape (video)

This super fast video will show you a way to  use scotch tape (or packing tape) that you would never have thought of on your own. At least I’m glad I wasn’t that model. (on the other hand

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It’s summertime: Learn how to create plaster sand casts (video)

How to Create Plaster Sand Casts . If you live near the beach, or even if you don’t there is a good chance that you will be spending some time with your children there this summer. This is a really

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Want to be WOW’d ? Get a load of this ‘Speed Painter’ (video)

This speed painter is not a video of a 3 yr old going through a finger painting activity at the speed of lightening. It is however, a short demonstration of an amazingly talented artist who does speed painting

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Summer is coming and is a prefect time to learn how to tie dye (video)

Summer is tee shirt time and what better summer art activity than dyeing those old white tee shirts. This is just one of a series of a bunch of short tutorials on exactly how to tie dye. You can choose

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Learn how to do gelli printing with acrylics and a Styrofoam plate (video)

Intaglio-inspired Gelli Printing! – YouTube. If you want to take printing with kids to a whole new level this is the way to go. This video shows you how to do printing with a styrofoam plate, a ballpoint

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A beautiful, artistic rendition of a great children’s song using paper cut outs (video)

This is an adorable, catchy, artistic, creative rendition of a great children’s song called That’s how a Pumpkin Grows. It’s created with cut out illustrations and is animated as well.

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Using acrylic paint instead of tempera to make “skins” then create many projects with the skins- video

This is such a cool art activity that I can’t wait to try it myself. You will learn how to use real acrylic paint to make a skin. You then allow the skin to dry and then peel it off 24 hours later.

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How to make Muffin Crayons – video

A really quick, simple video showing you how to make crayons the shape of a muffin. I did a post a while ago on crayon art which had some of these instructions but, you can’t beat a quick visual

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Watercolor “Crunch”- Making an eggshell mosaic video

When I teach about Educational crafts one of the sections I write about is transformed art. That is when you take an object like a box and transform it using any kind of media to look beautiful and transformed.

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Primary Weaving – video

This video is done quite well since it is forwarded very quickly as she weaves. I’ve tried this project with kids without much success and after watching how she does it, I see my mistakes and

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How to Make Flubber -video

If you are looking for a great sensory material that you can make on your own then here is a video teaching you how to make flubber. If you don’t mind a baby in the background and a video equally

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Winter Craft -Snowmen Collage – video

Well! I was looking for videos for you and I came across this video made a few years ago by guess who? That’s right me. It was before I shortened this blog name to eduart4kids so don’t get

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Play Dough Recipe: How to Make Play Dough at Home-video

I went through a number of play dough recipes on you tube to give you before picking this one. I didn’t really want you to have to cook it but, as I see you do need to use hot water. (maybe mine

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Preschool Kids Art Ideas (spiders and frogs)

This video really takes you the right direction if you are doing crafts with kids. She takes a few simple projects like making spiders and frogs that normally is very hard to do in and educational art

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COLLAGE PAINTING on 6 by 6 CANVAS- video

I was looking through the videos on you tube for some good collage activities Adult collages are really very different from the way I do collages with kids. (see collage ideas) Adult collages are usually

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How to make a collage with rolled paper-video

This is an activity that is done by an adult but, I think it is easily adapted to children as well. you basically learn how to roll paper  using various colored, shiny papers. You then slip the rolls

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Tooth Brush Painting

There are so many different kinds of process only art types of painting for small children. The most popular kind is usually spatter painting. This video will just give you a quick demonstration of

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Fast & Easy Rice Paper Decoupage

This video is about decoupage for adults using store bought vases. It doesn’t really matter that its made for adults as the techniques used here are the exact same ones we use with kids. Decoupage

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DONE WITH A TOOTHBRUSH by an adult

I recently published a video from you tube about toothbrush painting for kids. I then came across this video and thought it was so cool to see what a good artist can actually be do with a toothbrush

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