It’s very easy and inexpensive to make your own watercolor paints. Here’s a ‘how to’ taken from my new book Art Spark with several ideas for homemade watercolor paint recipes and links to famous art example that use paint made from natural ingredients.
Combine natural, sensory materials, art, math and a little meditation and make some pretty flower mandala designs.
Flower mandala designs for children
We tried this shell painting while we were at the beach last week and loved it! They turned out to be so beautiful. Here are two techniques you can try for some beach theme art.
Shell painting :: beach theme art
Combining nature study, sensory play and some transient art, we’re making sand sunflowers inspired by the flowers in our garden classroom.
Sand sunflowers :: sensory art inspired by flowers
Here’s a glitter butterfly craft from our archive to celebrate the fact that we spotted our first butterfly in the garden this week!
Glitter Butterfly Craft [Read more…]
These simple leaf math games for preschool let you take your learning outdoors for some hands-on fun.