Monthly Archives: April 2011

Painting the Driveway

Earlier in the week, I showed the two younger kids painting the driveway with some sidewalk chalk they’d soaked in a puddle of water. And I’ve mentioned how much G likes spraying the water bottle. So when I read about … Continue reading

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Guest Posting

I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the “I Was That Kid” series at Sunflower Creative Arts, and you can read my guest post there today. It’s challenging to try to isolate a few things from childhood that … Continue reading

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Spring has finally decided to make an appearance here in Southern New England–the wind stopped and the sun came out all at the same time, and while I’m sure we’ll get into a groove of inside/outside and art activities suited … Continue reading

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Field Trip: Boston Museum of Science

This was not a destination focused on art and creativity, like the other field trips I’ve posted about. And yet, when we took in the newly redesigned area around the Planetarium, I was struck by this close-up image of Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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Free-Range Creativity

It’s school vacation week. The weather is meh. I’m not sure my toddler slept at all on Monday night. As a result, I wasn’t up to even getting out of the house yesterday. Before much of the morning had progressed, … Continue reading

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Painting Eggs

Materials: Wooden eggs (we used these); paint of your choice; box frame (if rolling the eggs) Since we’re not sure if G has outgrown her egg allergy or not, dyeing traditional Easter eggs isn’t really an option for something we … Continue reading

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Watercolor Crayons + Spray Bottle

Materials: Watercolor paper, water soluble crayons, spray bottle with water My daughter loves using a spray bottle. She’s washed the slider window using the water-filled spray bottle and paper towels (some cloth diapers absorbed the inevitable puddles on the carpet). … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints (II)

The materials and method are the same as before, but this time, the boys gave it a try. They were really wanting to do this since G and I told them about it. They each chose to print one color … Continue reading

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Poetry Painting

(The break between posts is because I took over the studio table to do some sewing. You can see what I’ve been up to over here.) Materials: Imagery-filled poem; mark-making materials of choice April is National Poetry Month, which makes … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints

(Inspired by First Art by MaryAnn Kohl.) Materials: Rolling pin; tempera paint; piece of Plexiglas or old plate (for the paint); paper; rubber bands I finally got a new wooden rolling pin, which means my temporary one was available for … Continue reading

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