Monthly Archives: July 2011

T-Shirt Design: Freezer Paper Stencils

Materials: T-shirt; textile paint; sponge brush; freezer paper; x-acto knife, cutting mat, and straight edge (helpful but not necessary) As I mentioned in the last post, when the boys began talking about what they wanted to print on t-shirts, I … Continue reading

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Scratch Foam-Printed T-Shirt

Materials: T-shirt, scratch foam, textile paint (or liquid acrylics); brayer or foam paint brush After we made prints with scratch foam, I had the idea in the back of my head that it would be cool to make t-shirts with … Continue reading

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Summer Sunflowers

My husband brought home this beautiful bouquet of sunflowers, and my kids immediately wanted to know when they could paint them. So we did. We had a new package of Liquetex Basic Acrylic paints, so we decided to try them … Continue reading

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Field Trip: deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

I’ve been wanting to visit the deCordova for a while now, and it’s on our summer list. (As a bonus, it’s free on summer weekdays, so if you’re anywhere in the area, now’s the time to visit!) This was my … Continue reading

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Summertime Art on Kidoinfo

Now that it’s finally summer, I want to be outside as much as possible, as long as the weather cooperates. Although I have a list of rainy-day art activities in mind, and although our outside adventures aren’t necessarily art-focused (beach! … Continue reading

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Review: Create With Me

When I saw that Stampington & Company had a new magazine, Create With Me, dedicated to “Artistic Adventures with Children,” I was pretty eager to get my hands on a copy. (I bought it myself, at Joann’s; all opinions are … Continue reading

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Making Prints While The Sun Shines: T-Shirts

Materials: White t-shirts (the kids’ shirts are white undershirts–they’re great for dyeing); liquid acrylics; sponge brushes; leaves or other objects of your choice; sunny (but not windy) day; optional but helpful: a piece of Plexiglas to place inside the shirt, … Continue reading

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Making Prints While The Sun Shines: Paper

Materials: Sun print paper, various items, Plexiglas (optional) The other day, G and I experimented with the sun print paper that recently arrived. (I couldn’t find it locally, so I ended up ordering some.) It’s really simple to use, and … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Open Artist Studio

I saw in our local paper that a mill that now is home to many artist studios would be having Open Studio afternoons throughout the summer, so I thought I’d take the kids to see some artists at work. Do … Continue reading

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