crafts

wet chalk octopus

Time to add to the ocean wall! Jackson asked for an octopus project and this is what we came up with. First, we googled images of octopuses (octopuses? octopi?) and Jackson picked out one he liked. Then I drew something nothing like it (hey, I tried!) on watercolor paper. J colored the other side of… Continue reading wet chalk octopus

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

bubble wrap jellyfish

Oh bubble wrap. I love you. The boys and I decided to add jellyfish to our ocean, and I wanted them to be AWESOME. Lots of texture and pattern and color and movement. These things are all that and more. To start, I cut a bunch of paper plates in half. Jackson decided he didn’t… Continue reading bubble wrap jellyfish

crafts · movement · process art · sensory

marble shake painting

Ok folks, there’s no sugarcoating this one. It gets messy. But it’s a BLAST! And there are a few things you can do to contain the paintornado (see what I did there?). Let’s do this. My kids are at very different places right now – developmentally, emotionally, physically. They got very different experiences out of this… Continue reading marble shake painting

crafts · science

bird nests

It felt like time to check in with our spring tree! One thing I love about these ongoing projects is their integration of a variety of skills and learning topics, all focused on a central engaging theme. So far we’ve constructed a trunk and branches, painted and attached leaves, and crafted tissue paper spring blossoms. Now… Continue reading bird nests

crafts · holiday · process art

mother’s day flowers with vegetable stamps

I bought bok choy one time at the store, and Jackson asked if we could stamp with it. I got a crazy look from the lady next to us. Totally worth it. Arts for life people! This has been one of my favorite painting activities to repeat. It comes out different every time, but it’s… Continue reading mother’s day flowers with vegetable stamps