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How to Make Paper Tassels

How to Make Paper Tassels

If you follow me on instagram you know that we’ve become pretty obsessed with paper tassel making around here.  It’s totally addicting and gorgeous, with the added bonus of using up all that kid art you have laying around that you have no idea what to do...
GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

GO BANANAS! Super Fun Paper Mache Tutorial for Kids

Every few weeks I give the kids in my art classes free choice as to what we will make.  Each student gets to pick the project for the following week.  They really love it.  For this week, the request was bananas.  Yes, bananas.  “Okkkkkk,” I said....
Toddler Art Play Group 101

Toddler Art Play Group 101

I get asked about toddler art play group a lot and thought it was high time I let you in on all or at least some of the messy details so maybe you can start one in your neck of the woods.  Play group is awesome! It’s a great way to give kids a messy, sensory,...
Wet and Dry Chalk Painting

Wet and Dry Chalk Painting

Happy Summer!  We made it to summer break and everyone is really really happy about it over here.  Man, mama and children needed a major break.  I’ve been feeling so burnt out.  What a relief to sleep in late, not have so many responsibilities and let things...
DIY Art Books for Kids

DIY Art Books for Kids

As an art teacher, I am constantly introducing young children to new process based art techniques, like salt painting, printmaking, and collage.  Sometimes we have piles of art that needs a home.  Making art books with young children is like an active art portfolio...
Make Robot Puppets

Make Robot Puppets

I think I’ve said before that every once in a while a project comes around that totally rocks and all the kids I teach love as well as my own kids.  Well, this is that project.  If you have kids age 3-6, making robot puppets with tinker trays is a total home...