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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 | 8 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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Kids’ Art Calendar: Gifts That Kids Can Make

| November 24, 2013 | 8 Comments
Kids’ Art Calendar: Gifts That Kids Can Make

Mmmh now HERE is a blast from the past and makes for a GREAT gift for kids to make for loved ones. My mother scanned in an old present I had made her in 1981: it was an “art calendar” for the following year (1982). So I would have been 5-6yrs old (i.e. Red Ted’s […]

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Kids Get Arty: Titian for Kids – Pigment Making

| November 20, 2013 | 5 Comments
Kids Get Arty: Titian for Kids – Pigment Making

Yes, it is time to get ARTY again. We do get crafty regularly, as you know. And we have lots of open ended arty sessions – usually dictated by the kids – you can read more about them in my Daily Creativity section. Easy to set up, self direct projects.  Both of these activities form […]

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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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Wrapping Paper: Splat Painting

| October 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
Wrapping Paper: Splat Painting

Yes, the Birthday Season is upon us and with that we are once again in need of emergency Wrapping Paper – I never seem to be able to buy enough wrapping paper or get it in time.. so today we had a quick and fun DIY Wrapping Paper making session: Splat Painting! Great bit of […]

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Daily Creativity: Junk Modelling

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Daily Creativity: Junk Modelling

Welcome back to our little creative challenges, getting you and your kids to do more creative, but easy and open ended projects.  The idea behind “Daily Creativity“, is that you nurture you child’s creativity, with simple projects, requiring little set up time from you, as well as little intervention (just make sure they don’t eat […]

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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 | 2 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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London Galleries with Kids

| July 6, 2013 | 13 Comments
London Galleries with Kids

I have been meaning to write about our Gallery visits for AGES now and keep procrastinating about other things, especially since, I just want to write about “the experience” and how you can have “good gallery days” and “bad gallery days” when out and about with children. I think it is really important to not […]

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