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Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

Balsa Wood Fall Wind Chimes

I am teaching a ton of after school art classes these days and lately we’ve been focusing on wood.  Did you know that balsa wood comes from balsa trees in Guatemala and other South American countries?  I’ve been wanting to work with balsa wood forever and...
Paint Your Own Wood Beads

Paint Your Own Wood Beads

Wood wood wood. I just can’t get enough of this inspiring natural material lately.  I’ve been teaching a few after school art classes and each week we are exploring a new way to create simple art projects from wood, in all it’s forms. Most of the...
Wood Working with Toddlers  Family Process Art

Wood Working with Toddlers Family Process Art

Woodworking with little kids is one of my favorite activities.  There is just so much you can do.  The possibilities are endless and the process is so rich.  This was so easy and so much fun,  I can’t wait to do it again.  Especially since we did it all together...
Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Dying Wood Beads (with your Toddler)

Ever since Asia at Fun at home Kids made these hand dyed rainbow blocks I’ve wanted to dye some wood.  Basically any and all wood I could get my hands on, but I resisted and settled on these wood beads.  There are tons of ways to dye wood beads.  I wanted one...
Creating with Nature – Beads, Wire and Cactus Wood

Creating with Nature – Beads, Wire and Cactus Wood

We’re so lucky to live in Southern California where most days are sunny and beautiful, granted we’re having one of the worst droughts in history, but that’s a story for another blog.  Here, take a look at this beautiful art we created from cactus...
School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

School Wide Bottle Cap Mural Project

I am so excited to share the culmination and process behind 5 months of hard work to create this Bottle Cap Mural!  This mural project is an amazing example of how capable children are given the opportunity to express themselves in new and innovative ways.  I am so...