My son recently attended the book fair at his school and was drawn to a giant optical illusion book on the table. We have since been exploring various illusions and are re-creating some of our own. Given that Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, we decided to make some homemade Mother’s
Fizzing Fireworks Painting: A STEAM Activity for Kids
We love the reaction between baking soda and vinegar. The fizzing and erupting never gets old for my kids, and we have found SO many ways to incorporate this science project into our regular activities. This art project takes the reaction and makes a really fun process art experience that
Learning Colors by Painting with Trains
Kids love trains. Engaging the senses while learning and providing hands-on experiences allow kids the opportunity to make connections with the materials in front of them. After reading the Polar Express this week for the Weekly Virtual Book Club for Kids, we are doing a really fun color learning activity
Spin Art Wall Art for Kids
My kids LOVE to make spin art. The process is super fun, they are making amazing art, and it can keep them occupied for quite some time. However, when they are finished, I am left with gobs…and gobs…of beautiful little squares that are just way too gorgeous to toss. We’ve
Campfire Handprint Art with FREE Printable Template!
This post has been updated since it was originally published in 2014 as Campfire Handprint Art: C is for Camping. I have always been a camper, I love the smell of a campfire, sleeping in a tent, and going on hikes. My kids however have only been camping once!
Rubber Cement and Watercolor Resist Art for Kids
This watercolor resist art can turn a canvas into a beautiful work of art! With rubber cement instead of painter’s tape, make any design you want! This is my one of my absolute favorite painting techniques for kids. We made these pieces of ‘LOVE‘ watercolor resist art for Valentine’s Day to give
Homemade Puff Paint from Pantry Items
Christmas is quickly approaching which means time off from school and spent at home with the family…this can leave a lot of moms with that overwhelming of feeling of “how do I keep them busy and entertained??”, especially once Christmas is over, and you have those few days before the New
Homemade Window Paint: Kids Art Outdoors
Make your own homemade window paint and take it outside! This is a simple recipe I first saw here that the will kids will love to make and make again. Paint and wash, paint and wash. Homemade Window Paint What You Need: Cornstarch Water Dish Soap Liquid Watercolors (or food