Ice and Watercolor

When I think of summertime art projects I think of water, and on really hot days, ice. This week mother nature blessed us with sunny mornings and sunny afternoons. We took advantage of this glorious weather by doing art outside and experimenting with ice and...

Spots and Dots

This week’s class started with sitting in a circle and reading the book Put Me In the Zoo by Robert Lopshire. The project for the day was centered around printing spots and dots in an array of colors. I played off the book’s main character who can change...

Clay with Nature Materials and Chicks (6 weeks old)

Clay is a fascinating medium. It will keep the busiest toddler sitting and engaged. Clay responds well to hands or tools and presents the perfect amount of challenge and intrigue. I usually filter out tools in two stages. First I offer a combination of larger tools...

Nature Print Flags and Chicks (5 weeks old)

In my research for outdoor and nature projects I ran across some ideas for garden wish flags and flower printing. I combined the ideas for a very successful project that I’ve dubbed Nature Print Flags. During my first class of the week my youngest toddlers...