Art with Toddlers, Collage Play, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play, Valentine’s Day

Watercolor Print Valentine’s Day Postcards

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We make Valentine’s Day post cards to send to friends and family each year. This year, we enjoyed exploring a new process in this multi day layered artwork: watercolor printing! Your 2-6 year old artists will… Continue reading Watercolor Print Valentine’s Day Postcards

Collage Play, Color Play

Monochromatic and Geometric Cut Paper Collage

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This art play is a fun way for your 2.5-6 year olds to explore shape and color groups through design play while working on gluing skills. 6+ year olds will certainly enjoy this collage play as… Continue reading Monochromatic and Geometric Cut Paper Collage

Collage Play, Organization and Resources

Gluing Made Easy

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Glue practice can feel daunting to facilitate because of the mess factor.These are my FAVORITE methods for less mess gluing practice with kids under 6. Method #1: Glue on a Sponge in a Bowl or Air… Continue reading Gluing Made Easy

Collage Play, Paint Play, Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Post Cards

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We always make a special card for our nearest and dearest on Valentine’s Day. We live far away from our loved ones, so it’s extra important to us that they get something special in the mail… Continue reading Valentine’s Day Post Cards

Autumn, Collage Play

Autumn Sun Catcher

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This is a fun way for your 2.5+ year old to practice gluing skills and design play, with a nice suncatcher as a result. This would be a lovely craft for Martinmas, to celebrate and embrace… Continue reading Autumn Sun Catcher

Art with Babies, Collage Play, Paint Play

Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Contact paper is one our favorite tools to facilitate design play. It is such a fun, easy way to engage your 1+ year old with art. Loose parts can be modified to make this process fun… Continue reading Geometric Shape Contact Paper Play

Collage Play

Organic Shape Cut Paper Collage

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This art play is a fun way for your 2.5-6 year olds to explore shape groups through design play while working on gluing skills. 6+ year olds will certainly enjoy this collage play as well, but… Continue reading Organic Shape Cut Paper Collage

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

Workshop in a Bag: Amplify Youth Voices in Your Community

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. 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… 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

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. 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… Continue reading Social Justice Poster Making Workshop for Kids with Favianna Rodriguez

Collage Play, Mother’s Day, Paint Play

Mother’s Day Cards with Wet on Wet Watercolor

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We always make a special card for the very best mamas/grandmas in our lives for Mother’s Day. We live far away from our dearest loved ones, so it’s extra important to us that they get something… Continue reading Mother’s Day Cards with Wet on Wet Watercolor