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  • Drawing with Mark Kistler Drawing with Mark Kistler - Drawing with Mark Kistler by Dan Triplett Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad has been an extremely valuable resource to me. Especially for someone like myself, one with no formal art training, Kistler’s ideas and explanations can take you from a unskilled drawer to a successful drawer in a few months. His ideas are simple but most... Read more »
  • Drawing with Mona Brookes. Drawing with Mona Brookes - Drawing with Children by Dan Triplett, art educator I was first introduced to Mona Brookes’ Drawing With Children a few years before becoming an art teacher. Upon reviewing the book, I was impressed with the results Mona Brookes’ methods achieved and looked for ways to teach her ideas in my classroom (I was teaching a... Read more »
  • Clown Drawings - What You Need: Paper Markers (or other drawing media) Pencils What You Do: This particular activity followed a series of lessons in the Monart Drawing Method. As the lesson progresses, I continually refer to the Monart basic shape families; Lines, Dots, and Circles. I demonstrate how to draw the clown (again, referring to the names... Read more »
  • Kids can make this big carnation flowers using tissue paper. Tissue Paper Carnations - What You Need: Tissue paper Scissors Ribbon Pipe cleaners Beads What You Do: Cut 6 to 8 pieces of tissue paper into squares. The size will determine how big your flowers are. Layer the tissue paper pieces into a stack. Fold the paper – accordion style. Tie a ribbon or piece of string around the... Read more »
  • If you've got paper, you can make these beautiful paper daisies. kids arts and crafts. Paper Daisies - What You Need: Construction paper Scissors Ruler Pencil Muffin liner What You Do: Take a piece of construction paper and  fold it in half lengthwise. Draw a straight line about 1″ from the open end. Cut strips (any width, it doesn’t matter) up to – but not past- your pencil line. Roll the paper into... Read more »
  • Make Pipe Cleaner Flowers. Pipe Cleaner Flowers - What You Need: Pipe Cleaners Beads Scissors (optional) What You Do: Twist three pipe cleaners together at the ends so you have one long pipe cleaner. Bend and fasten the pipe cleaner into loops, like a flower. Take another pipe cleaner, wind it around the centre of the “flower,” poke it through a button or bead,... Read more »
  • Children will use hand and foot tracings to make these one of a kind flowers. Hand Lilies and Foot Tulips - What You Need: Construction paper Scissors Pipe Cleaners What You Do: Trace hands (and feet) on construction paper. Cut out the hand and foot shapes. Curl the hands and feet into flowers and tape the ends. Stick a pipe cleaner through each “flower” and tie a bead at the end to prevent the pipe cleaner... Read more »
  • Coffee Filter Flowers - What You Need: Round coffee filters. Watercolour paints, water and brushes. Optional: Magic Markers Scissors Pipe Cleaner Bead What You Do: Paint the coffee filters using watercolour paint with a lot of water. As an alternative, add designs with washable markers and use plain water and a paintbrush to make the colours run. Let the... Read more »
  • Make a Boredom Buster Bucket Boredom Buster Bucket - Word Bomb A young friend was visiting our house when he threw a word-bomb into the living room and waited for my then 5 year-old daughter to catch it.  I cringed the moment I heard the words falling from his mouth. “You must be bored, living here, with nothing to do.” Oh. No. My daughter... Read more »
  • Create your own Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Easter Egg Clues - Hoppy Easter! Celebrating Easter with the little ones in your life is such a fun family tradition! From decorating eggs to creating the perfect Easter basket, there are so many lovely ways to celebrate this holiday and the start of Spring. For those of you participating in or hosting an Easter egg hunt this year,... Read more »