Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vintage Foil Rubbings

Children will have a ball working with these textured rubbings made with Aluminum foil.

 A very simple and child friendly art project.

Step By Step Instructions 

  1. Place rubbing object on a thick cardboard. Tape it down if necessary to prevent it from moving.
  2. Tear and place the dull side of the Aluminum foil so it fully covers one side of the cardboard. I suggest using the heavy duty foil. Folds over the back, place a piece of tape on the back to secure it down. This will help in from shifting around. Remember, it will difficult to place it back where it was originally.
  3. Rub down with a cloth or fingers to reveal the outline shapes.
  4. Now, the children are ready to rub down different colors of ink pads or stamp pads over the embossed design. We used permanent ink pads. 
  5. While the art piece is still wet, spray it all over with hair spray. The chemical reaction helps give it that vintage look.

The children really enjoyed this new experience.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fast & Easy Bean Bag Stamping

There is something that makes dipping stamps into  puddles of paint so fun and exciting for children.We made these budget friendly stamps by using our DIY bean bags. These stamps are very easy to make and the paint textures are incredible.





You will need:

Bean bags

Plastic bags, we used some from our recycling bins.

Elastic bands

Tempera paints

Heavy weight paper, we used heavy weight butcher paper.




Wrap bean bags with recycled plastic bags and tie with elastic band.





Please make sure that the plastic is tightly wrapped all over the bean bag. We made handles by twisting masking tape around the top.




Squirt paint on plates.






Invite the children to dip bean bags on paints and stamp away!




























Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crayon Resist on Sandpaper


True ART is all about the JOYFUL and CAREFREE process of creating something that is inspired by the deepest part of the artist’s soul.





Cover table with plastic table cloth or newspapers.

Encourage the children to draw outline shapes on the sandpaper with a crayon. We used a black crayon.

It is important to put emphasis on using heavy pressure when drawing with the crayon.

The next step would be to paint with Dot –A -Dot markers. 

Lastly, paint with liquid watercolors.

Please offer the children various colors of liquid watercolors and Dot A Dot markers. The children should be allowed to experiment and use their imagination.








DSC07345 (2)

















You could purchase Liquid Watercolors and Do-A-Dot markers from,



Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flat Yarn Drawing


yarn painting (15)

Get out your yarn and encourage your children to draw with them and use their imagination. This activity is great for all ages and abilities.



I gave each child a strand of yarn and a white piece of cardboard. I asked the children to lay the cardboard on the floor and explained that this was going to be their very own canvas. 

I drew simple shapes on index cards and showed them to the children. I encouraged them to use the strand of yarn to draw the shape they saw on the card. I started with simple shapes and lines and moved on to more complex shapes.


These  are the children's interpretation of what they saw.


Triangle Shape



2014-02-12 09.56.47


2014-02-12 09.56.58


2014-02-12 09.56.52




Oval Shape

download (2)


2014-02-12 10.06.55


2014-02-12 10.07.05


2014-02-12 10.07.36






2014-02-12 10.02.55


2014-02-12 10.05.05


2014-02-12 10.05.45


2014-02-12 10.07.57



Wavy Line

download (1)


2014-02-12 09.59.11


2014-02-12 09.59.21



As they progressed, I asked them to draw what ever they liked.


A Yummy Ice Cream Cone

2014-02-12 10.07.49


That’s Me Sitting on The Floor.

2014-02-12 10.09.14



2014-02-12 10.12.03



A Bad Snake with a Big Head.

2014-02-12 10.10.04



A Rainbow

2014-02-12 10.12.48



The children made adaptations and modifications to suit their creative needs. They gathered three dimensional objects to add to their drawings.


2014-02-12 10.18.29


2014-02-12 10.20.16


yarn painting (3)


yarn painting (8)


yarn painting (11)


yarn painting (13)


yarn painting (14)


yarn painting (4)


yarn painting (9)


yarn painting (15)


yarn painting (16)


yarn painting (17)