Jacqueline Briggs Martin: Snowflake Bentley
Robert Sabuda: Winter's Tale
Roger Duvoisin: Petunia's Christmas
Patricia Polacco: The Trees of the Dancing Goats
Al Dempster: Santa's Toy Shop
Aaron Shepard: The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
Sue Stainton: Santa's Snow Cat
Dr. Seuss: How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Eve Bunting: Night Tree
Michael Brown: Santa Mouse
Lois Lenski: I Like Winter
Walter Rollins: Frosty the Snowman
Heather Conrad: Lights of Winter: Winter Celebrations Around the World
Jim Aylesworth: The Gingerbread Man
Robert Barry: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree
Margaret Wise Brown: A Pussycat's Christmas
A. J. Wood: The Christmas Hat
Chris Van Allsburg: The Polar Express
Colleen Monroe: The Christmas Humbugs
Alexandra Day: Carl's Christmas
Elsa Maartman Beskow: Ollie's Ski Trip
Wendy Pfeffer: The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice
Nankichi Niimi: Buying Mittens
Clement C. Moore: The Night Before Christmas
A little paint on a sponge and you can make gorgeous rainbows! Details are at scrumdilly-do!
07/30/2014 in 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Family, Group, Paint | Permalink
Visit Casa Maria's Creative Learning Zone to see how this gorgeous artwork was created using sandpaper, crayons, and watercolors.
07/28/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crayons & Pastels, Family, Group, Paint | Permalink
paint filled eggs via Growing A Jeweled RoseSummer is a great time to do those messy arts and crafts outside where the clean up is easy and half the fun! Get started with one of these fun ideas today! painting with ice - giant process art via Two-Daloo painting a sheet outside on the grass via The Pleasantest Thing painting with trucks (any wheeled object would be fun!) via Learn~Play~Imagine powdered paint and a water-filled spray bottle painting activity via Familylicious evolving process art via Meri Cherry painting on glass (Tip-add dishsoap to the paint for easy cleaning!) via Mess For Less balloon pop painting via Growing A Jeweled Rose painting with water balloons via Lasso The Moon squirt gun painting via Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational
07/21/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, All Ages, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Outside, Paint, Summer Crafts, Themes | Permalink
make pebble flowers as an introduction to land art via Land Art For Kids make a backyard bird guide from recycled cardboard via Alina's Adventures make these journey sticks to help learn about our five senses on a nature walk via C & NN Connect make land art using mud for printmakingvia Land Art for Kids make one of a kind wood rings via Alisa Burke print out this scavenger hunt list and go on a nature walk via kokokoKids make pressed seaweed art via Gardenista make land art that incorporates shadows via Kedublock (inspiration only) make a sundial via Learn Play Imagine make pine cone bumblebees via Kleas make a nature collage weaving with sticks via Rhythm of the Home make a golden nature mobile via El Hada de Papel make a snail habitat via scrumdilly-do! print out this nature journal and record your adventure in the great outdoors via Artchoo!
07/10/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Activities, Animals & Bugs, Art, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Experiential, Family, Group, Nature Crafts, Outside, Science, Wood Crafts | Permalink
4th of July felt medal brooches via AssociaLiving painted acrylic American flag pendant DIY via Hands Occupied paper sack flag hats via Spoonful bike decorating ideas for 4th of July parades via Classic Play crepe paper flag DIY Meaningful Mama American flag hand print heartsvia Pink Stripey Socks tissue paper stars votive candle holder via Crafts Unleashed fork firework prints via Crafty Morning patriotic beaded necklace craft for kids via Buggy and Buddy iced graham cracker treat that look like fireworks via Rhubarb Sky sponge painted American flag craft via No Time For Flashcards yarn printed fireworks craft for kids via Warm Hot Chocolate pipecleaner printed firework t-shirts via The Mother Huddle American flag collage art project via Deep Space Sparkle 4th of July popsicle stick flag craft via Kids Activities Blog
07/02/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Bead Crafts, Crafts, Family, Felt and Felting, Fourth of July Crafts, Group, Paint, Paper Crafts, Printmaking, Sewing & Stitchery, Themes, Wearables, Yarn Crafts | Permalink
Dabble Babble Do posts a tutorial on how to make these amazing chalk rocks. They'd be lots of fun to use but I think they're pretty just to look at too!
06/25/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Doughs, Paints, Mixes, and Concoctions, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Group, Outside, Summer Crafts | Permalink
Picklebums shares a great way to use kids artwork to make these wonderful folded paper bracelets. Any paper will work as long as it's cut in the right proportions. I remember doing this with gum wrappers when I was a kid!
06/23/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Building/3 Dimensional, Crafts, Family, Free & Fun Crafts, Group, Paint, Paper Crafts, Wearables | Permalink
I love these beautiful magnets made with children's abstract artwork and a few fancy snips of the scissors. Get details for this project at Make It Your Own and bookmark this as a great gift idea.
06/18/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Paint, Paper Crafts | Permalink
Learn Play Imagine shares a way to make your own experimental paint brushes with yarn. Kids will love mixing colors and seeing the different effects created from various lengths of yarn.
06/18/2014 in 12+ years old, 18 mos to 2 years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Experiential, Family, Group, Paint, Yarn Crafts | Permalink
Here's a perfect activity to make use of all those little crayon stubs we invariably end up with: melt them and paint with them! Babble Dabble Do shares all the details and tips, plus ways to extend the lesson.
06/18/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crayons & Pastels, Free & Fun Crafts, Paint, Process Art | Permalink
Bookhou Crafts shares an easy way to turn a child's drawing into a stuffed animal. You'll need iron-on transfer paper (that you can purchase at any large office supply store), felt, and a few other basic materials.
06/06/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Dollmaking, Drawing & Illustration, Family, Gifts to Make, Group, Sewing & Stitchery, Toys to Make | Permalink
I love that these paintings are done on recycled cardboard - I think they make such a great presentation all displayed together. In this post at Art Bar, she also shares how to explore mixing primary colors with three year olds.
06/06/2014 in 12+ years old, 3 - 5 years old, 6 - 12 years old, Art, Crafts, Family, Group, Homeschooling, Paint, Recycled Crafts | Permalink
Martha Stewart Living (COR): Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids: 175 Projects for Kids of All Ages to Create, Build, Design, Explore, and Share
Margaret Bloom: Making Peg Dolls and More: Toys That Spin, Fly and Bring Sweet Dreams (Crafts and Family Activities)
Jean Van't Hul: The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity--Includes over 60 Art Projects for Children Ages 1 to 8
Susan Schwake: Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages
Amie Plumley: Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love to Make
Marie Hablitzel: Draw Write Now, Book 1: On the Farm-Kids and Critters-Storybook Characters
Mona Brookes: Drawing with Children
Ed Emberley: Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book
MaryAnn F. Kohl: Discovering Great Artists
Deanna F. Cook (editor): FamilyFun Crafts
Petra Berger: Feltcraft: Making Dolls, Gifts and Toys