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Bubble Painting – Fun with Science

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bubble Painting – Fun with Science

Today we have more Valentine’s Day Science fun for you. Love it when Science meets Art – and not only do you get to play with the effects of baking soda and vinegar, you get to explore some colour theory AND create some wonderful art. Over to Trisha, for her great Valentine’s Day activity as […]

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Valentine’s Day Cards – Science Secret Messages

| January 11, 2015 | 2 Comments
Valentine’s Day Cards – Science Secret Messages

The 31 Days of Love series continues.. can’t believe that we are already on Day 11! If you are unfamiliar with this series… it is a an annual series for the beginning of the year – when I invite my fellow bloggers from around the world to share the LOVE! Each day, we have a new […]

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Valentine’s Day – 5 Artworks about Love

| January 1, 2015 | 1 Comment
Valentine’s Day – 5 Artworks about Love

Happy New Year!!!!  I wish you all a fantastic start to 2015! May all your hopes for the New Year come true. We have a fabulous series for you this January – a series we first started last year – entitled 31 Days of Love. It is a way, not only to bring you some […]

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Printing with Gelli Plates

| October 29, 2014 | 2 Comments
Printing with Gelli Plates

Sooo. Today, I have a LOVELY guest post from the peeps over at Gelli Plates! Gelli Plates are a versatile plate for printing techniques – we recently received a set and the kids had great fun experimenting with it. I can see us having many more arty sessions in our house. You can create anything […]

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Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

| May 28, 2014
Nature Crafts: Clay Sculptures

Today’s Nature Craft, is something that we have wanted to have a go at for a looong looong time: creating clay sculptures in nature. Clay sculpturs become part of the trees and the environment around us – a great way for connecting with nature. This a great art activity of all ages. We had 4, […]

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Kids Get Arty: Exploring Mike Kelley for Kids

| April 30, 2014 | 10 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Exploring Mike Kelley for Kids

Finally, we are back with another “Great Artists for Kids” project! We are a little late with this one, though we did do the project a while back. This month’s Great Artist we are focussing on, is American popular culture artist Mike Kelley. Mike Kelley is a great modern day artist to explore with kids, […]

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Button Crafts: Button Art & Button Cards!

| April 2, 2014 | 3 Comments
Button Crafts: Button Art & Button Cards!

I love buttons! Buttons are just so tactile and irrestsitble and fun. I can sort through a tin of buttons for hours… We had a mixed back of self adhesive “craft” buttons, that I thought would be just perfect for the kids to get arty with. So I got them sheets of paper, some pens […]

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Kids Get Arty: Textile Art for Kids with Janet Bolton

| January 22, 2014 | 4 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Textile Art for Kids with Janet Bolton

Welcome back to Kids Get Arty! I can’t believe we only do ONE Art project every two months and yet the time whizzes by and it is time to do and share our next Great Artist art project with you. This month we are looking at Textile Art and a British Artists called Janet Bolton. […]

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Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

| October 28, 2013 | 8 Comments
Daily Creativity: Leaf Collages

The “daily creativity” Posts are all about simple activities to inspire and nurture your kids to get arty. They are about exploration and having a go. About the kids just having fun and discovering things for themselves. Hopefully giving them a “tool kit” of experiences to draw back on, as their art exploration develops. The […]

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Kids Get Arty: Joan Miró Sculptures

| September 18, 2013 | 5 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Joan Miró Sculptures

Welcome back to our bi monthly Kids Get Arty project! This month we looked at Joan Miró and in particularly Joan Miró’s sculptures. It was inspired by a visit to The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, who had a small Joan Miró sculpture that the kids and I adored. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take a photo of it […]

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Daily Creativity: Mix Media

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity: Mix Media

You may have seen some of our “Daily Creativity” posts before – they are simple posts showing different but VERY SIMPLE ways that you can nurture and develop the creativity in your children. The idea is to do things regularly – but simple. So that you don’t tear your hair out worrying about “set up” […]

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30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

| September 3, 2013 | 11 Comments
30 Art Projects for Kids – Exploring the Great Artists

We have been running a Kids Get Arty challenge now for well over a year. Every couple of months, we challenge you to look at a real artist with your child, discuss their work and then be inspired by their technique or inspiration to create your Art Projects for Kids. It has been a wonderful […]

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Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity – Leaf Face

It has been a while since I have posted a “daily creativity” project – we do a lot and I forget to write about it. They idea behind “daily creativity”, is doing simple creative projects on a regular basis. Sometimes suggested or set up by you the parent/ carer, other times letting your child lead […]

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Kids Get Arty: Lichtenstein for Kids

| July 17, 2013 | 3 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Lichtenstein for Kids

Welcome back to our bi- monthly Kids Get Arty project! Every two months, we explore a Great Artists – today we have Lichtenstein – in a child friendly manner. We looked at Lichtensteins artwork and then had a go in “the style of”.. remember, it isn’t about copying the artwork, but exploring the technique and […]

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