Category Archives: color

More Coffee Filter Painting

When the boys saw our window full of painted hearts, they wanted to make some, too, and G has been asking to paint more every chance she gets. So we all painted some more coffee filter hearts (materials list in … Continue reading

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Open Studio

Yet another partial school day, so I gave the kids some ideas for activities we could do in the studio. And this is what happens when three kids want to do three different things… in retrospect, I should have made … Continue reading

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Squirty Paint!

G has painted snow a few more times, and since she enjoys squeezing those bottles so much I asked if she’d like to squirt some paint inside, too. Oh yes, she definitely wanted to! Materials: Squirt bottles, tempera paint (it’s … Continue reading

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Paint Prints

(Inspired by this post at Littlest Birds Studio.) Materials: Acrylic box (the kind you get with a box frame), tempera paint, cotton swab (or something else that will make marks in the paint–I bet older kids could come up with … Continue reading

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Paint Snow

Thoroughly uninterested in her brothers’ snowball fight, yesterday my toddler requested to “paint snow.” She knows a canvas when she sees one. Materials: Water, food coloring, squirt bottles–and, of course, snow, which Mother Nature provided in, er, excess (if you … Continue reading

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Wood + Glue + Paper + Wire

(Partially inspired by this post at Acorn Pies.) Materials: Wooden shapes (found at the craft store), Tacky Glue (for the wood), paper scraps, wire, Mod Podge (for the paper scraps), acrylic paint (turns out we needed some of that, too!) … Continue reading

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New Additions to the Studio

Just one major one, really: a chalkboard. Eventually that wall is going to be orange, like the rest of the walls, and there will be a full frame around the blackboard, and it and the ledge at the bottom will … Continue reading

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Tape Resist

(Inspired by this article at Rhythm of the Home Magazine.) (Our) Materials: canvases, painter’s tape, liquid acrylic paints–the kind that come in those little bottles at the craft stores, so they were thin enough as is. I find masking tape … Continue reading

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Tape Play

Kids like tape. I knew this already–when my boys were younger, they’d spend what seemed like hours with rolls of clear tape, often taping things to the walls with miles of the stuff. My daughter likes tape, too. I’m not … Continue reading

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Color Me In

(Inspired by this post at TinkerLab.) Materials: Roll of paper wide enough to fit a kid on (I got ours at Staples); Sharpie for tracing; crayons, colored pencils, paint, or whatever for adding color A few weeks ago, while the … Continue reading

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