Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
In need of a creative way to pass some time with your children? Make mountains! This is an easy project that will have children dreamily crafting a mountainous skyline where imaginary friends romp and play.
Simple How To:
1. Using watercolors, paint a sky on the entire sheet of watercolor paper.
2. While sky dries, gather scrap paper
3. Cut scrap paper into mountain top shapes.
4. Glue shapes to the bottom of the paper to create a mountain range. Continue to build up the mountains until the range is complete.
5. Hang and admire.
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Here in Massachusetts, we are deep into our cold New England winter. Except for today’s predicted high of 55 degrees(!), our outside world has been frozen and icy.
No matter where you are in the country or the world, join me today as I find inspiration in photographs from the opposite season. Ask your children to help search for photographs from 6 or 7 months ago and use the images to inspire creativity. Draw, paint, or collage. Write a poem or a list. Describe an imaginary adventure in that other season.
I’m remembering flowers, green grass, balmy nights, swaying branches, warm sun on my shoulders, naps on picnic tables.
What do you remember?
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Monday, November 26th, 2012
Gather your white paint and children on a cold afternoon and make this cheery holiday gift wrap. It is a fun way to spend a few hours in the afternoon and my children always feel so proud and excited to see stacks of packages wrapped in their own artwork.
Materials: kraft paper (or brown paper bag), snowflake stamp(s), white pigment ink pad, white acrylic paint, paint brush.
Easy peasy instructions:
1. Cut paper to size
2. Draw a horizon line.
3. Use the white paint to fill in the hill under the horizon line.
4. Use the snowflake stamp and pigment ink to create falling snow
5. Let dry and then use it to wrap your gift.
If you are going to use a big sheet for a bunch of smaller gifts, you might consider painting hills all over the paper, so all of the presents will have both hills and snowflakes.
Oh, and snow forts, snow people, and snowball piles would be great too!
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