Tag Archive: plexiglass wall easel

Tissue Paper Prints

Our tiny tots got to do their favorite thing: use the spray bottles! It was even more fun that we used them to make art rather than clean up art. Plus this is a great project to strengthen hand muscles and sharpen hand/eye coordination. We used the spray bottles and bleeding tissue paper to leave…

Holiday Gift Making II: Salt Dough Ornaments and Montotype Prints

Thank you Artful Parent for such a great blog about salt dough ornaments! This project was loved by parent and child alike. And the suggested recipe came out great every time. 4 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1.5 cups of water bake at 225 for 3 hours This recipe produced enough dough for…

Holiday Gift Making I: Treasure Boxes and Paper Roll Printed Cards

For our Holiday Treasure Boxes we used blank paper mache boxes from Discount School Supply along with Biocolor paint. This was the first time using Biocolor in the studio and it’s definitely more colorfast and vivid than the washable tempera. the texture is thinner and silkier too and we used soft watercolor brushes to apply…

Collaboration IV: Colored Glue Collage & Ball Painting

The first collaboration of the day was a colored glue collage. I made seven colors of glue by adding liquid water color to white glue. In last week’s mask making project we practiced glue control but this week I let the kids squeeze to their heart’s content. Puddles do take extra time to dry and…

Bubble Wands

To celebrate the end of summer we made bubble wands and blew bubbles. I experimented with two different bubble recipe. I preferred The giant bubble recipe from Design Dazzle over the Exploratorium Bubble Formula. I found a large heavy glass baking dish solved toddlers temptations to dump the bucket or bowl of formula. It also…

Nature Collage and Water Beads

Inspired by collage and drawn to use natural and recycled materials I decided to combine them all together for a very successful Nature Collage project. Kids love glue and this project requires liberal amounts so it’s a perfect match! My curriculum consists primarily of done-in-a-day projects so instead of waiting for the glue to dry…

Plexiglass Painting/Printmaking and Gel Sensory Bags

This week’s main focus was breaking in the new plexiglass wall easel. I gave the kids free reign with lots of paint colors and tools that ranged from your average paint brush to rollers, texture scrapers, q-tips, and of course the bear hand. I love this photo because it shows how the wall easel encourages…