Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Tuesday I did a lesson on Pointillism and Seurat with a preschooler at her home. We used q-tips and tempera paint to fill in a "coloring book" page I drew with black marker. We also learned how to make green, purple, orange, pink, and brown! To make this lesson work for older kids I would have them draw their own scenes.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Welcome Home!

"Welcome Home Dad" sign that Matthew (age 6) decorated using crayons, markers, and chalk. This was not a lesson, just a fun activity we did. He learned how to read and spell "welcome home!" AND his dad comes home from Iraq tomorrow!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

For a rainy Fall day...

School was out on a rainy Fall day close to Halloween so we made some pumpkins! These are made from paper grocery sacks stuffed with newspaper and painted orange. It was a great alternative to carving actual pumpkins.

Later on we made Starry Night inspired Halloween scenes with black construction paper, chalk pastels, glitter, and construction paper.

Clay Pot Turkeys

These turkeys came from a 2nd grade birthday party that happened to be right before Thanksgiving! This was a great way to keep children entertained while the parents got the cake ready! The Turkeys also doubled as a party favor for the guests.

Another great party idea is a group painting + individual mini paintings to take home as party favors. Contact Me for more info!

Kansas Sunflowers

This is a mixed media project we did over the summer to learn more about our Kansas heritage. We incorporated local photographer Daniel W. Coburn and used fiber, pasta, yarn, buttons, and basically anything we could find!