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Impressionism for kids: 10 different activities

Impressionism for kids usually falls under the banner of teaching kids about famous artists. Since it is quite difficult to have children learn about artists like

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Aluminum can crafts: 5 ideas that are quite creative

I actually got the idea to do this post on aluminum can crafts when I saw this great smashed face made out of an aluminum can on art is basic. I figured I would

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9 Native American crafts you can use to celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is right around the corner so here are 9 Native American (Indian) crafts for you to try…non of them copycat crafts. The crafty classroom shows us how to do totem poles with real

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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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Not your typical bunch of apple crafts ideas

Tis’ the season for some apple crafts. For me apples have a close connection to Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year which is a couple of days away. We dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashana for a sweet

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What can you do with wine corks? Try a couple of these easy cork craft ideas.

You may have to wait for holiday time to do some wine cork crafts unless you’ve been collecting wine corks for a while. There are a a few kids crafts ideas I found that you can do with corks and

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24 of the best, most creative kids collages

I’ll bet you can’t believe that there could really be (at least) 24 great collage activities that kids can do, right? I know many preschool and kindergarten

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Aluminum foil art: 10 different ideas

Aluminum foil is one thing that most homes usually have. When you’re stuck with ideas for art aluminum foil art is pretty and plentiful. Here are 10 ideas for you to do with aluminum foil (or tin

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8 art storage ideas for kids art materials

Here you go: 8 great art storage ideas for your kids art supplies. No commentary needed, the pictures say it all Buckets for storage portable art studio

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Marker art: Move over hearts and rainbows

When you give a bunch of little girls some markers for marker art, what do they do? Hearts and rainbows of course. Let’s try to move them on to more exciting art with markers. Below are a number

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Monet for Kids & by Kids

Many teachers and parents want to give children some culture. The way they do that is often by having the children learn about famous painters and then giving them

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Some summer art activities to make your time outdoors that much more fun

What makes Summer art different from other kinds of art aside from the fact that it’s done in the summer? I would say it’s when the activities can be done outdoors OR you use materials from

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Try these many dot art activities, not all dot art are collages

  As we get into full swing at our summer art camp, we are making art that mimics children’s books and their illustrations. A book on dots is next up so I did my research looking for some good

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Small art for small kids (or big ones for that matter)

Small art is not really for small kids. It just sounded like a good title. However, if they are not too small, kids that are not toooo small do get a kick out of making art that is small. Some people call

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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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How many ways can you decorate a flower pot to bring it to life?

Bringing a flower pot to life often means planting it and as a result making it full of life. Since it is Summer here in the States, what better activity than making a pot for your lovely plantings. Here

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There is a wide variety of fabric art for kids: It’s not all about sewing at all

As was looking around for ideas for fabric art for kids I came across this information  which is sort of like an e book. In it are a   whole bunch of fabric art ideas. There are quite a number of them.

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7 ways to use tape for great, non messy art projects

Art with tape is  one of best kids art activities for moms and teachers that want a creative activity but, don’t want to deal with lots of mess. Of course,

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7 stained glass window ideas to let the light shine through your kids art

Stained glass is a beautiful style of art through the ages as seen below, that many teachers, art teachers and parents have tried to modify for their children’s art projects. Terence Faircloth

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More than one way to make a mosaic

  qthomasbower via Compfight Mosaics are a beautiful art form. You can have beautiful recycled art can mosaics  and you have sparking subway art mosaics. What if you want to do mosaics with your

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The egg carton challenge

Gabriel Sanz (Glitch) via Compfight Ok, I admit it. That’s not the kind of egg cartons I’m talking about, but it was too cute an image to ignore. Rachel from the wonderful blog over at Tinkerlab.com

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Easter Crafts, Toddlers and Markers: All at once?

Well it’s not really all at once but, since it is almost Easter (for those of you who celebrate it, I actually don’t) there are two Easter related eggs crafts posts for you to try. Plus how

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Kandinsky for Kids: Using a great artist to introduce abstract art

Wassily Kandinsky was a very well known abstract artist. His paintings were not geared towards children yet Kandinsky for kids is something that many art teachers are  looking for to see how they can

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7 great chalk art activities for kids

Chalk art in the adult world can be really awesome. There are artists that make the most amazing creations on sidewalks that

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