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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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Art on the Go

Art on the Go

We went on a mini vacation a few weeks ago and knew we would be spending a lot of time in the car and in a hotel room. So we decided to pack some art supplies to keep our girls entertained. Check out what we packed in our Art on the Go box and the Hotel Room Art...

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Opportunities for Imagination

Opportunities for Imagination

Creating opportunities for process-driven art doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, something as simple as putting out some blank sheets of paper and a tub of markers can lead to hours of creative fun.This morning my girls decided they were in the mood...

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Bubble Wrap Print Making

Bubble Wrap Print Making

This was an incredibly simple and fun activity to introduce my girls to print making!Bubble Wrap Print MakingSupplies Bubble WrapPaperPaintPaint BrushMarkerScissorsDirections To set up the activity, trace out several 9" x 12" rectangles on the smooth side of your...

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Hiding in the Dark

Hiding in the Dark

Who's Hiding in the Dark? This is a super fun drawing prompt and art invitation that is easy to set up and virtually mess free!Who's Hiding in the Dark Drawing Prompt Supplies Black PaperGoogly EyesGlue StickOil Pastels Directions Glue a pair or pairs of Googly Eyes...

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Flower Bouquets

Flower Bouquets

We had a great day visiting and celebrating our grandmas and great-grandmas on Sunday.We decided to make some process-focused flower bouquets for our grandmas and great-grandmas for Mother’s Day by creating three types of flowers over a few days. The inspiration for...

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Rainbow Foam

Rainbow Foam

With warmer weather last week, my girls spent a lot of time playing outside! This also meant that by the end of most days they were covered in dirt from head to toe.While my girls generally enjoy bath time it can sometimes be hard to get them into the tub, especially...

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