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“Art is a place for children to learn to trust their ideas, themselves, and to explore what’s possible”
– Maryanne F. Kohl

Stained Glass Valentines

Stained Glass Valentines

Make these Valentines with a unique stained-glass effect created with coloured glue and watercolours! This Valentine activity was inspired by The Artful Parent’s – Faux Stained Glass Valentines. She has a great method for making coloured glue which they used to make black glue, like the outlines of a stained glass window which is what I originally intended to do. However, I was at the dollar store

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Texture Painted Valentines

Texture Painted Valentines

Our first Valentine project this year using some Lockdown Dollar Store finds! Under the current Manitoba COVID restrictions, we are very limited to what we can purchase in-store, and art and craft supplies are nearly impossible to find locally. It is heartbreaking to walk through the dollar store and see entire aisles of art supplies blocked off just out of reach. But this past weekend I made a trip out to Dollar Tree and picked up a few unconventional items to use for a painting project. We call this Lockdown Art! haha.

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Recycled Collage Painting

Recycled Collage Painting

This is a great collaborative activity that can entertain a whole group of kiddos. The bigger the collage the more kids can participate! Ever since I saw Barbara Rucci’s Recycle Art Wall on Pinterest I’ve wanted to try it out! Last weekend we tried out something similar with some of our closest little friends and it was the perfect activity keep them all busy while the adults chatted around the table for a few hours. I have a bin in our art cupboard where I throw all the paper recycling bits that could be fun to

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