Masters of Art I: Paul Klee

Our Masters of Art series has begun! Our first project was inspired by Paul Klee’s drawings, lithographs and statement that, “Drawing is like taking a line for a walk”. I showed a few examples of Paul Klee prints and had the children guess what they...

Holiday Gift Making II: Salt Dough Ornaments and Montotype Prints

Thank you Artful Parent for such a great blog about salt dough ornaments! This project was loved by parent and child alike. And the suggested recipe came out great every time. 4 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1.5 cups of water bake at 225 for 3 hours This recipe produced...

Bubble Wands

To celebrate the end of summer we made bubble wands and blew bubbles. I experimented with two different bubble recipe. I preferred The giant bubble recipe from Design Dazzle over the Exploratorium Bubble Formula. I found a large heavy glass baking dish solved toddlers...

Monotype Printing and Mud Painting

Making monotype prints is magical because you never quite know what you are going to get when you transfer the art from the plate to paper. The art form sits somewhere in the middle of painting and print making. We used cookie sheets as the base for creating the image...