Fall Faces

Every October, my young children look forward to going to the pumpkin patch to select their individual pumpkins and several “crazy looking” gourds.  While the whole family enjoys this annual outing, this year we reflected on how little the kids … Continue reading

Color Mixing and Marbled Eggs

Inspired by “shaving cream marble prints” that have become so popular and the color mixing experiments that fascinate my kids, we opted to try “marbelizing eggs” this year with a similar process.  Not wanting to expose our food (with it’s … Continue reading

Simple Shapes & Custom Cards

This year, picking Valentine’s Day cards for school was a challenge.  While my six-year-old hoped to find whale-themed cards, my nine-year-old insisted that cards prominently featuring Guinea pigs must be available somewhere. Well, they were not so easy to find. Using simple cut … Continue reading

Do You Want to Draw a (Perspective) Snowman?

Snowmen at Night is one of my kids’ favorite wintertime books.  It’s become a bit of a tradition to pull it out in January, just like reading seasonal and holiday-themed books other times of the year.  The story is entertaining and the … Continue reading

Simple Snowmen (with Shading & Highlights!)

Drawing with shading and highlights is typically taught later in elementary art.  However, this easy snowman drawing technique is simple enough for a preschool art project and has a big visual impact when complete.  Using basic geometry, and just two colors, a … Continue reading

Paint Chip Building Blocks

Paint chips are not only an easy way to start exploring the basics of color theory.  They provide a they a great material for creating colorful and sturdy building blocks! Start with a variety of colorful paint chips, showing 7 levels … Continue reading

Watercolor Leaves – Observation, Line Drawing and Color Mixing

Fall is the perfect time to make watercolor leaves using liquid watercolors, droppers, and color diffusing paper.  This project combines nature observation, line drawing, color mixing and paper cutting skills.  For younger children, trace leaves and allow the little artist to … Continue reading