Posts in category "artwork"

Get creative with these unique painting tools for kids

Get creative with these unique painting tools for kids
Franky is moving on from that stage of using finger paint to wanting to use paintbrushes like a big kid. Some of our paintbrushes are really drying out and we only had one to work with today. I thought it would be fun for him to try using different painting “tools.” I took out cotton... Read more »

Fun kid craft: framing Perler Beads

Fun kid craft: framing Perler Beads
Last year Lilia really got into Perler Beads, which are also referred to as “melty beads.” These are colorful little beads that you can arrange on a pegboard to make designs, animal shapes or any creative thing you can come up with. After you put the beads on a pegboard, you use iron safe paper... Read more »

Keep warm weather alive with floral scented artwork

Keep warm weather alive with floral scented artwork
In the spring of this year, our lilac bushes were blooming like crazy. We planted three of the bushes a couple of years ago and they’re currently taking residence in front of our kitchen window. We had our windows open on every nice day and the scent of lilacs would find its way into the... Read more »
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A morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

A morning at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
This is our 3rd day in Chicago for Lollapalooza and we’re still enjoying our tourist time. This morning we walked over to tour the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago which is located at 220 E. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago houses one of the largest collections of art created from... Read more »

Five tips for introducing kids to art

Five tips for introducing kids to art
Yesterday we went to the Lake County Discovery Museum and learned interesting facts about local history. There was also an exhibit at the museum called Modern Masters which included many works from artists such as Picasso, Dali and Chagall. When we left the museum the kids each took turns talking about their favorite parts. They... Read more »

Easy leaf tracing activity for kids

Easy leaf tracing activity for kids
Lilia and I were trying to see what we could melt in the driveway today like any normal family might do when it’s a hot, sunny day. We tried melting crayons on paper  which didn’t work out so well after some clouds rolled in. Instead, Lilia started to run her crayon over the paper on... Read more »
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Sun printing photos in five easy steps: art and science combined

Sun printing photos in five easy steps: art and science combined
A package came in the mail the other day from my friend Brenna, who lives in Denver. Any time we get a package, it’s big news to the kids who immediately start jumping up and down wondering what it could be. Within seconds, Lilia was at my side with a pair of scissors asking me... Read more »

How to dye your own sand, and find your inner Jackson Pollock

How to dye your own sand, and find your inner Jackson Pollock
If you’ve ever wondered how to dye your own sand, you’ve come to the right place. It’s a simple craft that turned out to be something the kids loved. We currently have two sandboxes in our yard. When we planted our raised garden, we bought too much sand to mix into our soil and ended... Read more »

Painting Flower Pots: Another Kid Approved Craft

Painting Flower Pots: Another Kid Approved Craft
We’ve been planting a lot of things this year, flowers, a new tree, our raised garden, and a butterfly garden to name a few. Painting flower pots with the kids just seemed like the next step in our gardening adventure. Lilia and Franky used outdoor patio paint as well as acrylic paint we had left... Read more »
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Forget the Fridge: Framing your Child's Artwork

Forget the Fridge: Framing your Child's Artwork
If you are like any parent out there, you know that your kids come home from school with a crazy amount of  papers and artwork. If you haven’t done so, you may have thought about framing your child’s artwork or somehow putting it on display. I end up rotating artwork on the fridge, keeping it... Read more »