Monthly Archives: November 2015

Watercolor Woodblock Sculpture

  This project is never dull, and that’s not just because we use glitter watercolor paint! Woodblock sculpture is truly an adventure and investigation of color, shape, and what you can do with glue! (At the studio, we rescinded our dot-dot-not a lot glue policy for the week!) Materials: Wood (this means larger base pieces and stackable…

Crafty Cards

This week we are “stuck” on these washi tape cards! They are fun, colorful, and unique, but minimally messy. Essentially, they’re a dream come true in a pinch! Materials: Card Stock (we cut down manila folders) Washi Tape (variety is the spice of life) Construction Paper Glue Sticks Optional Materials: Paper Scraps Scissors Markers Scissors,…

Sensory Boxes

In the studio, we can warm-up before a big project in a variety of ways; this can be open-ended drawing or painting, play-doh, or even sensory boxes! For this project we made a sensory box for each student so sharing space or materials wasn’t an issue. Sensory bins can be filled with just about anything. Here…

Pastel Leaf Rubbings

This week at Studio Sprout we tried our hands at leaf rubbings with oil pastels. We paired this project with sensory boxes which also followed our Autumn themed curriculm. The younger kiddos really enjoy investigating the boxes, and it warms them up for projects that require more dexterity. You can see our autumn sensory boxes here. Materials: White…

A Day with Clay

This week over at Studio Sprout we explored… CLAY! Our younger students created some really inventive and unique pieces! Materials Needed: air-dry clay (we use 25lb blocks of Laguna) tempera, activity or acrylic paint paint brushes cotton cloth or wood board to work on foil or paint pallet rolling pins sponges nature objects (rocks, twigs, etc.)…