Acrylic Silhouette even small children can do

During one of our art classes my daughter noticed a young artist sitting at the back of the room making a profile portrait of a school owner’s daughter from a phone pic.  With practiced movements she drew free hand steady…
Teach Symmetry with Backyard Nature Collage

It was once believed that mathematics belonged to a rational, “left-brain” and art was in the realm of emotional, “right-brain” activity. The latest research, however, shows that brain is not nearly as dichotomous as once thought.  The pathways in the…
Ten Uses for Dollar Store Flat Marbles

Dollar Stores are great places to discover unexpected items that become my kids favorite toys.  Last year I bought a bag of flat marbles for $2.99 and they’ve been getting a great amount of use.  From budget math manipulatives, to…
Surprising Art with Flat Marbles

I was working on Ten Uses for Dollar Store Flat Marbles when we accidentally stumbled upon this surprising art activity.  As my 3-year was throwing flat marbles in a cup of water, while the older two kids were painting at a dinner table, there…
Ooey-Gooey Fun

    If you are looking for a quick, fun activity with relatively little clean up then try our Ooey-Gooey art.  My kids love to play with stuff they can moosh (is it even a word?) and squash with their bare…
Rainbow Rain

  We have had our share of spring showers this year.  One day watching the raindrops sliding down the kitchen windows my 6-year old exclaimed, “Imagine if each rain drop was a different color!”  So, we decided to do just…