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Family Heart Project inspired by Jim Dine

| January 31, 2015 | 0 Comments
Family Heart Project inspired by Jim Dine

On the 31st Day of our 31 Days of Love series, we have Lana, with a great Great Artist art project! We haven’t done one of these art projects in a while and so need to get back to exploring the great artists ourselves. As the 31 Days of Love series is all about Love, […]

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Puffy Paint Recipe (& a Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day)

| January 25, 2015 | 5 Comments
Puffy Paint Recipe (& a Heart Garland for Valentine’s Day)

Today I welcome the lovely Jackie from Happy Hooligans who shares with us her wonderful Puffy Paint recipe and Puffy Paint Project for Valentine’s Day. Make these adorable Puffy Paint hearts as Valentine’s Day Cards or string them up into a beautiful garland. Puffy Paint is something that I have NOT yet done with my […]

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Watercolor Hearts Card

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Watercolor Hearts Card

Welcome to Kim from The Educators’ Spin On It today. Kim shares a lovely Valentine’s Day Art project – or Valentine’s Day Card with you today – Water Colour Hearts. They are super cute and it is a great way for kids to get arty and try out water colours. Hello I’m Kim Vij, a […]

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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 Crafts – Heart Canvases

| January 9, 2015 | 2 Comments
Valentine’s Crafts – Heart Canvases

And so we continue.. can you believe it is already Day 9 of 31 Days of Love Series in 2015. Our special Valentine’s Day Series, where each day, a fellow blogger friend of mine will bring you a lovely love craft or activity just for Valentine’s Day. Plenty of inspiration for everyone of all ages – […]

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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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Cork Print Snowman Cards

| December 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Cork Print Snowman Cards

Here is a quick post for you… as some of you may know, over on instagram, I do an #ArtClubMonday hashtag. Really, it is just a quick snap of a little project we are working on. It is usually open ended and the kids get to take it into whatever direction they want. Also, it […]

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Books with Blurb

| December 5, 2014 | 14 Comments
Books with Blurb

Have you heard of Blurb yet? Yes? No? Either way, I would love to tell you all about them today – as a lover of books and as a lover of photographs, I am a great fan of self publishing and have created a number of photo books for family in the past. Blurb is […]

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Kids Art Plates – Gifts Kids Can Make

| November 26, 2014 | 2 Comments
Kids Art Plates – Gifts Kids Can Make

So.. you know me, I LOVE thrifty, economical, recycled crafts – I like crafts that you can more or less do easily at home – using cereal boxes or TP Rolls… or crafts that use things you have collected on a walk to the park… but every so often, I can’t resist a “non thrifty […]

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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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Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

| May 12, 2014
Nature Play Ideas: Land Art

Our nature play ideas mini series continues! Welcome to day 3! The nature play series is all about simple activities or play ideas you can do using natural materials that you can find on your walk in the park or in the garden or whilst on holiday. The key though – nothing “extra” is needed […]

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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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Walking With Dinosaurs – How to Draw Troodon

| December 3, 2013 | 2 Comments
Walking With Dinosaurs – How to Draw Troodon

We LOVE going to the movies. We don’t watch much television at home generally, but we do have a Movie Night once a week with treats to the cinema every so often, instead of a regular “TV slot”. We also love to get creative when we have been inspired by something we have read or […]

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