Art & Science: Magnetism

I ran across some old but wonderful unpublished blog posts. I love playing with magnets so much that we had a special magnetism project day! To make the most of magnets: explored a magnet sensory bin played with magna tiles created small worlds and magnetic characters...

Watercolor Woodblock Sculpture

  This project is never dull, and that’s not just because we use glitter watercolor paint! Woodblock sculpture is truly an adventure and investigation of color, shape, and what you can do with glue! (At the studio, we rescinded our dot-dot-not a lot glue...

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...

Open-ended Art: Clay Play

I feel like every time I write a blog post about clay I talk about how it’s an incredibly magical medium…because it is! Out of all the different projects I’ve done, materials I present, prompts I give, tools I offer, nothing captures my...

Plaster Keepsakes

  I was first learned about how simple plaster casting was from the Artful Parent. This project was such a hit last year that I had to do it again. My students enjoy the process of making impressions in play dough and the parents love the product of a plaster...