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  • Mondrian for Little Ones- Piet Mondrian for Preschoolers (and Beyond) I’ve always been fascinated with the primary colors and geometric lines of Piet Mondrian’s neo-plastic paintings. Mondrian was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His abstract designs have had a huge influence on graphic design, architecture, and interior design. He was best known for his... Read more »
  • Positive Negative Hearts Positive Negative Hearts- Objectives: To introduce students to the concept of positive and negative space To give students the opportunity to practice their cutting skills To create a seasonal connection What You Need: 9″x12″ pink paper 9″x12″ red paper pencils scissors colored markers What We Did: Students created Valentine pictures using two different colors of construction paper, and... Read more »
  • A love letter to glitter. Sort of.- GLITTER BRAIN Every once in a while, I lose my mind. And then, I buy glitter. I never know what will trigger the purchase. Sometimes it’s hearing a Depeche Mode song at the grocery store while I’m picking up string cheese. Other times it’s the absence of coffee cream in my refrigerator. Mostly, it’s nostalgia... Read more »
  • Mondrian Hearts- What We Used: Paint White paper Black paper Scissor Glue What We Did: Click here for a Piet Mondrian bio. First, we drew lines on heart templates with pencils and rulers. Then, we painted in our shapes. When the paint was dry we cut out our hearts and glued them onto black construction paper. We... Read more »
  • Pete and Callie Valentine’s Day- Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day is Cool Written by Kimberly and James Dean, this is a sweet story about how at first, Pete thinks Valentine’s Day isn’t cool. But then, he realizes all the special cats there are in his life. Once Pete the Cat realizes how much fun Valentine’s Day can be, he decides... Read more »
  • Art from the Heart: Paint Collaboratively with Your Kids- Have fun creating art together.. All you need is a permanent marker, some watercolour paint, a couple of paintbrushes, water (in a cup), and some heavy paper (watercolour paper or poster board). First, draw some fanciful heart shapes on the paper using a black permanent pen (a Sharpie marker is great). Don’t stress too much... Read more »
  • Dream Big MLK- This post is written in partnership with, nurturing each child’s passion, curiosity, optimism, and educational success. When my daughter first heard the story of Rosa Parks, it brought her to tears. Rosa was an African American woman who was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on... Read more »
  • Penguins on Ice- What Shall I Paint is the title of an Usborne book, one of several that I own.I love the colorful illustrations and the kid centered projects in this book. I am also drawn to those ideas that will get kids “out of the box” in their artistic thinking. I enjoy using materials that wouldn’t normally... Read more »
  • Polar Bear Portraits Polar Bear Portraits- What You Need: black construction paper blue construction paper white cartridge paper white chalk black and white oil pastel black charcoal chalks (optional) What You Do: Using white chalk on black construction paper students use the sides of their chalk to rub a round shape for the head and a body. Two smaller circles make... Read more »
  • Reindeer Portraits Reindeer Portraits- What You Need: Sulphite paper Pencils Oil Pastels (black) Tempera Paints Brushes Water   What You Do: Start with pencil and then go over your lines with black oil pastel. Place a finger at the bottom of the paper and trace both sides to make the neck. Using your opposite hand as a guide for... Read more »