For day three of our at-home, screen free activities series, we’re taking a cue from a report in the US that opportunities for art can have a dramatic and positive effect on children’s academic performance, and we’re all about: paint!
Please welcome another of our super guest writers to NurtureStore. Today Stephanie from Twodaloo is bringing us a gorgeous toddler craft idea where the process of making it is just a fabulous as the finished product: a wonderful toddler-created clay pot garden sculpture.
I’m thrilled to be joined by Jeanette from Craftwhack.com today, who’s here sharing a cool kids craft idea using a sticker resist technique. This project combines art and experimenting and lets your child create a masterpiece they can wear!
Here’s how to make sticker resist t-shirts:
Creating art they can wear provides a wonderful incentive to motivate children who are less interested in art making projects. Of course, those who like to get creative will love this one too! Christie Burnett from Childhood101 joins us today with a fantastic tutorial, sharing one of the ideas from her brilliant new book Time to Create: Hands On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children. It’s a book I love, packed with creative kids’ ideas, so do click through to take a look.Here’s Christie…
Here’s a kids art idea that you can try at home using recycled items that you’d otherwise throw away – we’re up-cycling and exploring texture to make touchy feeling patchwork pictures.
We’ve been painting today. Huge pieces of paper, any paint colours we wanted, inside and outside. The sun shone, the children daydreamed and ideas appeared on paper.
If you’re wondering what you might do with your children this weekend: paint! It’s joyful, colourful, uplifting, relaxing, inspiring and such a pleasure. Here are my three golden rules for happy children’s painting, and 55 ideas you could try to give your painting a boost this week. [Read more…]