Little artists are challenged to fill an entire paper plate, front and back, with colors, lines, and patterns. Adults cut the plate into a spiral, and a playful twirler unravels.
Painting with balloons and bubble-wrap creates surprising patterns through this curious tactile art making activity.
This colorful windsock project is a fantastic exercise in creative mark making. Little artists’ compositions are transformed into magical windsocks perfect for hanging in the backyard or on the patio.
This simple, low cost project creates beautiful Tissue Paper Windows -perfect for hanging in any sunny spot.
Make art together, then use your creation to add extra special flair when gift giving with this D.I.Y. Wrapping Paper project.
Book pages are the backdrop for little artists’ creations in this mixed media project.
Springtime brings green fields and blooming flowers. In this torn paper collage project, little artists create bouquets of “flowers” by tearing and crumbling construction paper and tissue paper.
Little artists blow air through drinking straws to move liquid watercolors across the page. Salt is added while the paint is still wet, as it dries, the salt absorbs water creating interesting speckles and textures.
Recycled plastic lids are filled with glue, liquid watercolors are added and little artists swirl, blend, and pull the colors into beautiful patterns and shapes. After the glue dries, these sun catchers pop out of the lids and can be hung in windows to glow in the sunshine.
In this collage project, little artists choose from pre-cut Matisse-inspired shapes as they make up a story and create a colorful composition.
Listen to music and draw like you are dancing! In this mixed media project, little artists close their eyes and draw like their hand is dancing across the page. Adding watercolor on top of the dancing lines creates a colorful finished composition.
My son Roger started calling these little creations “Monster Eyes” and the name stuck. In this sculpture project, little artists play with model magic and markers and then add eyes to their “monsters.”