Big Art Projects for Kids

Big Art is a phrase I started to describe art that takes movement to create it. Its generally big, but doesn't necessarily have to be. Think creativity with gross motor activities!

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Self Portraits for the Kids First Day of School Outfit

To get Henry excited to head back to school, we went on a shopping trip for a new outfit for his first day back, and [taking Susan's tips for prepping for preschool, it still applies for kindergarten] let him pick out his own backpack! Getting Henry excited to do any shopping really isn’t hard. He […]

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40 ‘Big Art’ Projects for Kids!

If you’ve been around for a while, you already know I’m a fan of Big Art. It seems makes doing art projects with kids and even toddlers [and even boys] manageable. For those of you that are new to this term that I’ve made up: Big Art is art that makes you be involved in […]

Frozen Paint Summer Art Project For Kids

Even when its miserably hot outside, we’ve been keeping cool with lots of ice and even frozen paint! This is a great summer art project for kids on a hot day! [If its too hot outside, get them active indoors with 12 indoor gross motor activities.] So far, George has played with ice cubes [a […]

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Homemade Fizzy Sidewalk Paint Recipe

This sidewalk paint recipe has come in handy a number of times. Its great for the kids to paint with, but its also easy for me to use when I’m setting up an activity and need something more prominent than just sidewalk chalk. I made a variation of this sidewalk paint recipe without the fizzy […]

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Art : Homemade Window Paint Take 2

I love when Henry chooses the activity for the day. This time he wanted really, really badly to paint the big window again! When we made window paint last time, it was super sticky and goopy. This time, I looked up a new window paint recipe from Home Spun Threads. Very similar recipe to the last, but this […]

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Big Art Project for Toddlers: Ribbon Painting

Get moving and get creative at the same time with a big art project. Ribbon painting is a fun art project for toddlers to let loose and paint in a fun way. But its also fun for preschoolers too! It wasn’t just ribbon painting… it was ribbon throw painting. I begin by asking… Henry, what three […]