5 fun summer DIY's to do with the kids (via the experts). July 08 2015, 0 Comments

You have these bags in your closet, you know the ones you no longer use. Just turn them inside out and make a fun design such as this cool potato stamp ice cream cones. Hello Wonderful

 

Print these babies up for free, add some yard for a hand stitch card. Handmade Charlotte

These are birthday crowns but my kid would rock one of these any day of the week. Small For Big

I'm such a sucker for a dream catcher...this will be the perfect art project on our family's upcoming vacation. Redetart

 

A DIY frame wall...this will keep your Pablo Picasso creating for the better part of the day. Artful Parent

 

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Easy Star Cut-out December 06 2013, 0 Comments

                            

Looking for something fun and easy to create with your loved little ones for the holidays? I have the solution! I found a great, easy to understand video at http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=CQsp2iNoBx0 that enables you to make stars with only 1 cut. It also gives you a cool placemat with a star cutout in the center that can be used as well. I love this because you don’t have to waste any of the paper; you can up your recycling by using leftover wrapping paper scraps, newspaper, old greeting cards or magazine pages. If you want an original pattern on your paper, have your child decorate it first with colors. Depending on your child’s age, they can do all of it on their own, cut the one line needed or use the stars you made to create cool gifts and/or decorations. You can fold the paper and draw the line to cut on so it’s easier for the young ones to cut correctly. After the stars are created, there are so many options of what to create with them. I’ve listed some below, and the only materials you would need for these are tape, glue, scissors, crayons and/or markers.

  • Holiday greeting cards
  • Gift tags
  • Decorate gift bags
  • Ornaments
  • Collages
  • Mobiles

 

Another cool thing about this activity is that it can be used throughout the year for other celebrations or decorations like birthdays, nursery décor and more. Enjoy!

 

 


Angela Veninga our newest contributor will touch on all things education. A Brooklyn newbie from St. Louis, Missouri, Angela has taught art education for 11 years. She has a Master in Education, Bachelor of Science in Art Education. A strong passion for teaching and creating art she has been consulting for private clients on how to develop a working art curriculum here in New York City and Brooklyn.

 

 

 

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