It’s a Small World Cardboard Collage

The revised edition of The Artful Parent Jean Van’t Hul’s book, “The Artful Parent – Simple Ways to Fill Your Family’s Life with Art and Creativity” is out, and it’s a GEM!  It’s a complete [...]

Upcycle Beehives

This 3D cardboard beehive art project was so fun to make and incorporated several great art lessons in one! We started by giving kids huge pieces of cardboard and a few dollops of yellow, orange [...]

Paper Fringe Wall Hangings

This Textured Paper Fringe Wall Hanging project was inspired by our friends at Raw Art Workshop in Australia. One of our favorite kindred spirits to follow on Instagram is Raw Art Workshop in [...]

Jellyfish Weaving Project for Kids

This jellyfish weaving project was the perfect unexpected and unplanned experience for our 9-12 yr. old class! We’ve wanted to do a radial weaving project with this older group ever since [...]

Fabric Garland Wall Decor

We often paint on unprimed heavyweight duck cloth.  These beautiful garlands were made by simply sewing scraps of duck cloth into a garland.  These literally took about thirthy seven seconds a [...]

Layered Abstract Paintings with Kids

Summer is an extra special time in the studio because we have kids for weekly summer camps.  When we have them Monday through Friday, we can get into some lengthier projects that are hard to do [...]

Papier Mache Wiener Dogs

Papier Mache Wiener Dogs for the Win!   We’re in Charlotte, NC but I’m not from the South so I don’t think I’ve ever said “ya’ll” and actually meant [...]

Folk Art Fabric Arpilleras

We’re excited to share one of the most beautiful projects we’ve ever done – Folk Art fabric arpilleras! These three-dimensional quilts known as arpilleras were inspired by our [...]

Wide-Eyed Self Portraits

These wide eyed self-portraits were unusual and so whimsical, and were created with just one very important drawing prompt about the shape of the face! We are big on trying to get kids to learn a [...]

Memory Jars

These Memory Jars are such a fun way to capture children’s imaginations and preserve their favorite memories!  Literally. Who hasn’t wanted to save time in a bottle?  Well this simple [...]