Ice Cream Foot Prints

Creative Wednesdays When you care for kids too young to do much of their own arts and crafts independently you can still use them to help make cards and gifts for their family and friends. In this project, we used a toddler’s foot to create cute birthday cards with a personal touch. You Will Need: […]

Painting Symmetry

Creative Wednesdays Symmetry can be taught at an early age with this very simple art project. Explain to the little ones that if you cut something in half and both sides look exactly the same, they are symmetrical. Allow the children to experiment using different sized drops of paint and spaces between the paint dots. The five-year-old I care […]

Paper Bag Pumpkin Project

Autumn Arts N’ Crafts Here’s a super easy project to do with any toddler or preschooler to use as a decoration for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Simply have the kids paint a large brown lunch bag with orange paint. Allow them to paint the top 3-inches of the bag with dark brown paint. Let the kids […]

Line Dropping

Art with Kids To help kids develop a love of art history this week I introduced my preschooler the works of Franz Kline. All children begin to express themselves by using line. Given a writing implement all kids scribble and upon examination of the lines the kids draw it is often possible to determine what […]

Art with Kids

Kandinsky Tree I always loved the subject of Art History. I hope to help the kids I care for to develop a love of Art History as well. So, I decided to start introducing my three-year-old charge to abstract art by showing her Kandinsky Trees. Wassily Kandisnsky was a famous Russian artist who had a […]