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Cupcake Tin Bug Prints

June 11, 2020
Cupcake Tin Bug Prints for Kids

I love printmaking! Printmaking has always been one of my favorite art forms to do with kids because any kid can be successful no matter their level artistic ability. The process of printmaking and pulling the print is like a big surprise to kids and give an added excitement factor. One of my favorite printing techniques is printing with back of a cupcake tin or muffin pan to make a series of evenly spaced circles. I thought this technique would…

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Sensory Lemonade Potions for Kids

May 31, 2020
Sensory Citrus Potion Play Lemonade

My little ones LOVE potion play and what could be better than potion play that you can drink! These lemonade potions were their favorite potions yet. The lemonade potions engaged the senses of taste, smell and touch. This activity uses many different fine motor skills like squeezing, pouring, scooping and peeling. Using kitchen tools teaches practical life skills. There is also a lot of different scientific reactions that can be observed in these potions; ice melting, sugar cube melting/solutions, color…

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Pop Art Flowers- Process Art for Kids

May 31, 2020
Flower Process Art

I love Pop Art for so many reasons. Its bright, its fun and its easily accessible for kids. Kids love the bright, bold colors, the recognizable pop culture objects and the similarities to comics and cartoons. Pop art has always been my favorite type of art to teach to my elementary students and I thought I'd give it a go with my preschoolers for U Ready Kids Camp flower week. Andy Warhol has a beautiful series of hibiscus flower silkscreen…

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Salad Spinner Spin Art

March 29, 2020

Here’s a fun process art activity to do with the kiddos using paper, paint and a salad spinner. One of the best parts about this lesson is the mess stays contained making for easy clean-up!⁣ HOW TO:⁣ 1️⃣Trace the salad spinner basket onto a piece of paper (card stock if you have it) and cut out the circle. ⁣ 2️⃣Squirt several different colors of paint close to the center of the circle. Try quarter-sized blobs or squirt the paint into…

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FREEZE POP HOLDER VALENTINES

February 4, 2020
Freeze Pop Holder Valentines

It's that time of year again...Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate the kids. I love coming up with fun Valentine's Day activities like VALENTINE TINKER TRAYS and VALENTINE KINETIC SAND ACTIVITIES. One of my favorite parts is coming up with cute ideas for the kids' class valentines. I like to think of non-candy valentine treats because I  hate when the kids bring candy home from school. 1-because I have zero will power and want…

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