Hello, hello! This is a quickie follow-up to yesterday's Translucent Twist Up. As you know, I found myself overjoyed with that project's harmonious mixing of glue and food coloring -- yeah, my excitement gage must be pretty artymommy-centric right now. R and I wanted to further explore the wonders of colored glue, so we experimented… Continue reading Stained Glue Mobiles
Month: February 2017
Translucent Twist Up (Stained Glass Painting for Kids)
You guys!! I'm pretty obsessed with the project I'm about to share with you. A couple of months back, I interviewed Steve Palmer, a psychologist-painter, for a featured artist column in a newspaper (you can read that article here). I was quite drawn to his artistic process and glass paintings, which he refers to as "Liquid… Continue reading Translucent Twist Up (Stained Glass Painting for Kids)
Kaleidoscopic Shaving Cream Painting
This project involves multi-sensory fun and renders gloriously dynamic paintings. Really, the resulting imagery -- MADE BY A KID -- recalls the best Abstract Expressionism. It reminds us of gazing through a kaleidoscope lens.
Um, excuse me, isn’t this MY home?!
What just happened?! I had quite a startling afternoon yesterday, and one that I'm still trying to make sense of. All was business as usual in the morning -- in fact it was extra cute banality because of school picture day, for which R and baby K glammed up and smiled for the cameras. After… Continue reading Um, excuse me, isn’t this MY home?!
Explosive Heart Art: Fizzy Painting
Yesterday was Sunday, the day of 'murca's venerated Super Bowl. We partook in the pageantry by attending a party at a dear friend's house, where we all ate lots of yummies and I glanced up at the enormous television for about 2 whole minutes. Prior to the gathering, we had a quiet Sunday with nothing… Continue reading Explosive Heart Art: Fizzy Painting
Crafty Pasta Party
Winter days are supposed to be short, right? So why do they always feel so loooong? It must have something to do with that dreadful daylight savings in the fall, followed by months of dark afternoons and stir crazy kidlets. On R's preschool days, K and I do a medley of house stuff in the… Continue reading Crafty Pasta Party
Disney World for 9, please
So, we were the crazy family who braved Disney World during New Years. Absolutely, it would have been better to do Disney during the so-called off season (I hear this is October and fall in general), but like many families, ours comes together from multiple states and two countries during the holidays. I know there are… Continue reading Disney World for 9, please
PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!
Miss R's kinder class is learning all about oceans this month, so I volunteered to come in and lead an ocean-themed art project. This one fit the bill perfectly, and the kids loved it! It worked well for a group project, though I was grateful that the teacher was there to help since the activity… Continue reading PAPER PLATE AQUARIUM: Come Swim Under the Sea with Me!