Tissue Paper Prints

Our tiny tots got to do their favorite thing: use the spray bottles! It was even more fun that we used them to make art rather than clean up art. Plus this is a great project to strengthen hand muscles and sharpen hand/eye coordination. We used the spray bottles and...

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...

Holiday Gift Making I: Treasure Boxes and Paper Roll Printed Cards

For our Holiday Treasure Boxes we used blank paper mache boxes from Discount School Supply along with Biocolor paint. This was the first time using Biocolor in the studio and it’s definitely more colorfast and vivid than the washable tempera. the texture is...

Collaboration IV: Colored Glue Collage & Ball Painting

The first collaboration of the day was a colored glue collage. I made seven colors of glue by adding liquid water color to white glue. In last week’s mask making project we practiced glue control but this week I let the kids squeeze to their heart’s...

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...