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Saturday, May 22, 2010

ARt for kids!

All comments left in the month of May will be entered to win a Lisa Leonard Necklace. (that necklace below is actually on sale right now. $34)image**************  

I’m for anything that gets my son away from his Play Station.  He loves art, so I keep a lot of art supplies around for him to get messy with. 

Gail with That Artist Woman is an artist, an art teacher………an art teacher I wish worked in my son’s school.  I was lost in her site, going from one project to the next.  I am convinced with her tutorials that I can complete 90% of these at home with my son.  Some of her techniques will give you that “AHA!” feeling.  What I love the most, are these projects look good enough to place on your wall……well we place all our little darlings stuff up, but it’s not always pretty right?   There I said it……just don’t tell my son.  And before

Using a few materials and lots of paint, you can create some pretty cool flowers.  I’m thinking this may be a great project for our playroom wall.  Who cares if he’s 11.  I think it’s perfect.imageSee the fibers in the middle?  She’ll show you how……image It’s gonna look messy………and you know what?  It’s OK!  You can clean your house any ole day…….but a child’s imagination is more important.

image image I cannot wait to try this idea!  It’s a glue batik.  This is SO up my alley.  I love how she has clear tutorials on how to make all her art projects.image I’m sure it’s so hard for teachers to come up with original ideas for holiday gifts for the children to make.  I’m lucky that my son’s teacher is crafty. 

This below is a cool gift for Mothers Day.image A Mother’s Day Diorama.  So cool.  I can also think of many other themes to try with this.  image  This one scares me a bit…..not in a creepy way…..but a complex way.  It’s an Advent Calendar.  So cool.  I’d have to start now to have it done by Christmas.  But seriously, you could use this for anything.  It’s amazing.image What kid doesn’t like making crazy looking characters?  I’m telling you…….those kids in her school are blessed to have her.image I can’t wait to try some of these projects.  Either can my son.

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34 comments:

Katherine said...

Those pillowcases would be so fun!

Louise said...

Love the batik!

Ms.Kristi said...

I haven't done batik since jr high, but using glue is such a neat idea. : )

Teaching Tiny Tots said...

Love the flowers...going to have to try that one! Wonder if a smaller plate would be easier for younger children to work with.

SoBella Creations said...

Both of my girls adore art. And we are lucky enough that they get to have art class at their schools. The hardest thing is storage for all of the drawings, painting etc they bring home.

Jess said...

I am always looking for things to do with my kids...they like to paint, unfortunately - a 3-year old and painting is not always a good idea! I will have to try some of these with supervision!

XOXO Jess

jlbee said...

all great ideas - love the batiking!!! i follow the "that artist woman" blog, as well... my blog paintcutpaste.com is dedicated entirely to art projects kids can do themselves -- using my 3 year old as the super-willing guinea pig who BEGS me each day to let her paint or make some sort of art!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Great ideas!! I love the pillow case. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

Major Family said...

Love this!! I love art projects...the pillow case and flowers are my favs.

Ree said...

I LOVE this! I am going now to see how she did the batik pillow case, I love that!

And I think we might do the diorama thing for some summer grandma birthdays...

Thanks for this (I love your site :D).

Mel said...

Wow! Awesome pillowcase! Can't wait to try it myself. Thanks for sharing!!

baglady said...

thanks for the great link! She has some pretty cool stuff and I love that she shares the "how to" with it. My kids are too old but I have a pool and lots of kids over in the summer so I will be trying some of these. Thanks again-nancy

Sarah P said...

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Sarah P said...

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My Loss/Their Gain said...

Oooh, how fun!

Shell in your Pocket said...

what fun!
sandy toe

Alissa said...

Wow I love those flowers. They really do look good enough to display proudly on your wall.

jinxi~ aka angi said...

I love the diorama! My son did several of them this year for school, but a personal one would rock!

Sarah @HarriganHowdy said...

Thank you for featuring her!! I love doing art projects with my kids. Actually... they beg me to do them when we haven't done one for a couple days. :) Perfect!

Marybeth said...

I've seen her blog before - I'm a kindergarten teacher and I've used a few of her ideas in my classroom - Thanks for reminding me how great she is!

movingmommy said...

I love these art projects.

imadeitso said...

i just checked out her blog.. you're not kidding. tons of ideas, inspiration and techniques there. thanks for sharing.

bruinlab said...

I have been getting advent calendars since childhood and never even considered making one. What a clever idea. You could even do one with pictures in it. A keepsake...
ooooohhhh the ideas are a 'stormin. It's always worth your time to come here. And. I'M not too proud to beg. Would love the necklace.
L

samsstuff said...

Cute ideas! Stopping by from the Blog Frog community to say hi!

grandma said...

i am telling my daughter about this she is always looking for projects for the kids

summernz said...

An art idea for you son also could be technotrash remix art.
If you have any old keyboards, fax machines,telephones,used cd's,wiggly eyes and a glue gun plus some tools for dismantling, small containerd for collecting all the small inner treasures and then an assembly area, where these can be refashioned in to many sci- fi creatures only limited by imagination. My sons loved making sci fi looking googles and moveable robots....Art revisioned??? Enjoy

Michelle said...

I love to do art with my three children, too. They make such unique gifts...and make them feel so special to create something so priceless. Thanks for sharing!

The Mays Family said...

All of these idea's are great. I homeschool my middle child and I am always looking for craft idea's since I am not very artsy. Thanks for sharing

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momma rae said...

she has some of the most amazing projects! and yes, that i one of my fave things, too....that they are pretty enough to hang on the wall! ;)

t said...

Wonderful post. I think it's impossible to overstate the importance of art for children. I forwarded the post to my friend who owns a kids' art studio.

Ginny said...

I've been subscribed to The Artist Woman for awhile now. Gorgeous artwork all the time, it is amazing inspiration for both kids & adults!

sweet luci's said...

Love the artwork!