As the winter season unfolds, bringing its unique blend of snow-covered landscapes and chilly mornings, it’s the perfect time to engage children in a winter-inspired process art activity. “What Color is the Snow?” invites young minds to explore the enchanting world of colors, textures, and light, drawing inspiration from the serene beauty of winter. Rooted
Paper sculpture is a versatile and engaging activity that has become a staple in my studio, making a comeback year after year through different curriculums, from paper-making to toddler art. This post outlines a process-oriented approach to creating paper sculptures, designed to inspire creativity and sensory exploration in young artists. As a process-based activity, this
Embark on a journey of discovery and creation with our latest art adventure: crafting monochromatic sculptures for kids! This hands-on activity is perfect for young minds eager to explore the world of art through a process-based approach that champions sustainability and affordability. Using mostly everyday and recycled materials like chopsticks and tissue paper, this art
Paper pulp sculpting is a favorite activity in my studio, engaging kids as young as two up to older elementary students. It’s a straightforward craft that doesn’t break the bank, requiring only everyday household items like toilet paper, Elmer glue, and gouache paints. For the little ones, this activity is a sensory playground. They get
Step into the world of process art with a refreshing paper mosaic activity that channels the natural beauty of the Nile River. This engaging lesson invites kids to sift through magazine pages, cutting and arranging geometric tiles to recreate the lush, fertile banks of the Nile. Kids will love the freedom of this process art activity, feeling no
In the realm of early childhood education, loose parts play is a dynamic approach rooted in the Reggio Emilia philosophy. It recognizes that children are innate learners who flourish when granted the freedom to explore and create on their own terms. Prepare to embark on a practical and playful adventure where possibilities are as boundless as a child’s
Before fidget spinners became a thing, restless students used to torment pens with their fingers. There are some interesting studies that argue that fidgeting actually improves memory and learning tests scores, or at the very least recognizes it as a subconscious attempt to increase arousal in order to improve attention.
Chinese calligraphy is a profound art form that goes beyond writing—it embodies Chinese culture, philosophy, and spirituality. Each brushstroke carries meaning and conveys energy and harmony. From ancient scripts like Oracle bone to modern styles like Semi-Cursive, calligraphy is a medium for self-expression and exploration. Join us on this journey to delve into the rich heritage and techniques of Chinese calligraphy.