Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Sensory Play

Bioplastic Colorviewers

These DIY toys are completely biodegradable. Try this easy, fun process with your 3+ year olds for a meaningful process AND fun product that encourages a fusion of STEM and art development. These colorviewers were beyond fun to make AND play with. Use them to play, to learn about color and color mixing, AND to… Continue reading Bioplastic Colorviewers

Art with Babies, Paint Play

Taste Safe Watercolor Painting

Usually, we do wet on wet watercolor painting with proper diluted watercolors, but since baby sister has joined in we’ve temporarily switched to taste safe paints. You can make this paint at home with two ingredients: food color and water! This process based art play is a great way for your 1-6 year old to… Continue reading Taste Safe Watercolor Painting

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes

Bioplastic Funglasses

This is an intermediate level way to play with bioplastic. Because of a few tricky components, I would say this project is best done with your 6+ year olds. If you’re looking for a bioplastic craft to do with littles, try suncatchers, stained glass or flowers. Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a… Continue reading Bioplastic Funglasses

Bioplastic, Color Play, Crafts, Nature Play

Bioplastic Stained Glass

Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks. This project is suitable for artists as young as two, although the young ones will need lots of help handling the hot bioplastic mixture. Materials Gelatin powderBoiling… Continue reading Bioplastic Stained Glass

Bioplastic, Crafts, Sculpture Play

Bioplastic Flowers

Since we discovered bioplastic, it has opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities. This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks. This project is suitable for artists as young as two, although the young ones will need lots of help handling the hot bioplastic mixture. To create your… Continue reading Bioplastic Flowers

Bioplastic, Crafts, Nature Play, Recipes, Sculpture Play

Bioplastic Suncatchers

One of my favorite accounts on Instagram, @muddly_puddly is a master of bioplastic creations, and we finally got around to trying it out ourselves. Bioplastic suncatchers by @muddly_puddly This is one of the easiest, most versatile methods to create lasting artworks, and we are officially obsessed! Bioplastic butterfly by @muddly_puddly To create your own bioplastic… Continue reading Bioplastic Suncatchers

Collage Play, Organization and Resources, Printable Resources, Protest Play

Workshop in a Bag: Amplify Youth Voices in Your Community

These are instructions for how to adapt acclaimed artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez’s Social Justice Poster Making Workshop to a "Workshop in a Bag" model that you can assemble yourself and distribute to young people in your community to amplify youth voices. These "Workshop in a Bag" art kits can be distributed to kids 8 years and… Continue reading Workshop in a Bag: Amplify Youth Voices in Your Community

Collage Play, Organization and Resources, Printable Resources, Protest Play

Social Justice Poster Making Workshop for Kids with Favianna Rodriguez

When I was teaching high school art at the most amazing school full of incredible young people I had the honor of attending a poster making workshop with my students led by acclaimed Oakland, CA based artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez. Excerpt from Social Justice Poster Making Workshop created by Favianna Rodriguez The workshop was so empowering… Continue reading Social Justice Poster Making Workshop for Kids with Favianna Rodriguez