Pastel Leaf Rubbings

This week at Studio Sprout we tried our hands at leaf rubbings with oil pastels. We paired this project with sensory boxes which also followed our Autumn themed curriculm. The younger kiddos really enjoy investigating the boxes, and it warms them up for projects that...

A Day with Clay

This week over at Studio Sprout we explored… CLAY! Our younger students created some really inventive and unique pieces! Materials Needed: air-dry clay (we use 25lb blocks of Laguna) tempera, activity or acrylic paint paint brushes cotton cloth or wood board to...

Printmaking: A Breeze with Leaves

Materials Needed: black construction paper (we used 12×18) aluminum foil (for paint pallette) flat paint brushes leaves (still green and flexible) newsprint/scrap paper sponges (cut into four pieces) tempera paint (the more quality, the better it will show up on...

Celebrate Spring: Egg Carton Flower Bouquets

Spring Bouquet Materials: large egg crates (5-10 cups torn from the large carton per child) tempera paint tissue paper large buttons pipe cleaners The project began by giving each child 5 egg crates cut into individual cups. Older children can cut the cartons up by...

Autumn Wall Hanger

  Autumn Hangers are great for a wall or a front door. I know that many places have already seen the leaves change and are experiencing snow but we in California have a slower, more subtle change of seasons so before winter arrives we are still relishing in the glow...