Tagged with art with kids

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading

St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

October 4 is St. Francis Day. St. Francis is known for his great love of animals and all of God’s creation. To celebrate the day, the Wee One and I read the book St. Francis and the Wolf  the night before for bedtime reading. It is a lovely tale of how St. Francis was able … Continue reading

Winter Trees

Winter Trees

Last week, we did another project inspired by Outside Your Window. This time we read “Winter Trees,” then did a similar watercolor painting project as the previous week. We did this for two reasons: 1) my little guy loves crayon and watercolor together and 2) I like to do the same technique a few times … Continue reading

Backyard Art Camp: Rothko-Inspired Fabric Art

Backyard Art Camp: Rothko-Inspired Fabric Art

I am simply delighted to be participating in the Backyard Art Camp series that Jane at Buzzmills and Melissa at A Happy Stitch organized! There have been so many amazing projects for grown-ups and their kiddos this summer, all inspired by established/famous artists. I hope you like the one I have for you today. One … Continue reading

Outdoor Sculpture

Outdoor Sculpture

The Wee One is on a make-outdoor-sculpture kick. Here is his latest creation: I love how carefully he placed the acorns around the rocks. That is my favorite part. I am working on making him a nature bag for our walks, so he has something to put his findings in instead of trying to carry … Continue reading

Backyard ART Camp!

Backyard ART Camp!

I am so excited to be participating in this lovely new art for kids and their grown-ups blog series, organized by Jane at Buzzmills and Melissa at A Happy Stitch! I will be posting a fun art project inspired by a famous artist the last week of August (stay tuned!), but the series has already … Continue reading

Crafting Connections Review & Giveaway!

Crafting Connections Review & Giveaway!

**Giveaway now closed!  Thank you to everyone who entered! The winners are: A print copy of the Celebrate Summer issue goes to: And the year’s digital subscription goes to: I just sent you both emails. I am going to share some of your ideas for connecting with kids from the comments tomorrow! Thank you to … Continue reading

Kid Craft: Silk Scarf

Kid Craft: Silk Scarf

Now that we saw my Mom for her Mother’s Day and birthday celebrations, I can share with you what the Wee One and I made for her. I made her this art tote, with great pockets in the front for keeping supplies handy, plus a big pocket for sketch books, etc. The Wee One and … Continue reading