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

Color Play, Crafts, Recipes, Valentine’s Day

Upcycle Old Crayons

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Turning your old crayons into new, exciting crayons is easier than you might think. We are using this batch for preschool valentines this year, and my five year old artist couldn’t be more excited. Materials CrayonsBoiling… Continue reading Upcycle Old Crayons

Art with Toddlers, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play

Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Do you focus color choices with your kids or students? I do, and I think it’s a fantastic tool both at home and in a classroom setting, especially for 1-4 year olds. A little artist selecting… Continue reading Focusing Color Choices with Little Artists

Art with Toddlers, Color Play, Sensory Play

Fizzy Oobleck

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. I happened upon this lovely, squishy, slimy recipe while trying to create a recipe for something else. It will grow, and grow, and grow as the citric acid reacts with the other ingredients. And when the… Continue reading Fizzy Oobleck

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

Christmas, Color Play, Nature Play, Valentine’s Day, Winter

Ice Artsicles

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. We rarely get below freezing temps in the Pacific Northwest, and were delighted to get to try out some frozen ice art this Valentine’s weekend when it got cold enough for snow and ice in the… Continue reading Ice Artsicles

Autumn, Color Play, Paint Play, Printmaking Play

Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. This process based art play is a great way for your 2-6 year old to explore texture. Loose parts from nature offer endless opportunities to experiment and create. Materials Several colors within a theme chosen with… Continue reading Printmaking and Painting with Loose Parts from Nature

Art with Babies, Color Play, Organization and Resources, Paint Play, Painting Objects, Printmaking Play, Pure Process Play, Sensory Play

Process Art Buffet

If you find this content useful, please consider helping me keep the site ad free by making a contribution. Last week, several mamas on Instagram messaged me to ask some version of, “how do I keep my under four year old engaged with process art for more than 5 minutes?!” This “Art Buffet” allows your… Continue reading Process Art Buffet