Last week we did a workshop for Father’s Day. The kids made watercolor paintings as a gift to their dads. And they were framed too! Each painting looked so unique but they were all special. A lot of the kids needed some extra instruction on how to wet the dried paint on the paper, spread it around and get rid of those splotchy white spots. So it ended up being a good lesson on watercolor painting! Continue reading “Father’s Day Watercolor Paintings”
To keep up with the Father’s Day theme on my blog, I decided to include this really simple project that turned out so well when the kids made them last year. These coasters are a great Father’s Day gift because they’re not only handmade but they’re also useful! Continue reading “Father’s Day Coasters”
Before I started hosting workshops at my house I would have a few friends and their kids over for our annual Father’s Day Craft-stravaganza. (I feel weird not putting an exclamation point there) I just dug up this cute photo of our first Father’s Day project from three or four years ago. You can do this project with kids of any age. Continue reading “Father’s Day Frames”
With all this warm weather in the Bay Area lately, we’ve doing some art outside. I’ve used sidewalk chalk before but never tried sidewalk chalk paint. Until now. I wanted to post about this because it’s a great summer art project that’s easy to make, fun to do and easy to clean up. Continue reading “Sidewalk Chalk Paint: Perfect Summer Activity!”
Last month I posted photos of my students painting on a canvas using paint rollers…. Continue reading “How to Make a Paint Roller for under $1”
Today we made these adorable banners at the Mother’s Day Workshop at my house. These kids’ moms are gonna be so proud!
Again, I used those old canvas window drapes that I’ve mentioned in past blog entries and cut them into rectangles with a point on the bottom. As I’ve said before, I used to hate those drapes but now they’ve become so useful. I’m like Maria Von Trapp! Continue reading “Mother’s Day Banners”
Yesterday I went to a friend’s house for an Easter dinner. Before we ate, I sat down with all of the kids and taught them how to make Sparkly Shiny Easter Eggs. They’re really easy. These ones were made by kids ages 3-11 (although the 3 yr old definitely needed help from daddy). Here’s how you do it: Continue reading “Sparkly Shiny Eggs”