Free Play Art

Free Play Art :: Round-Up

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Now that the Christmas crafting and wrapping has been cleaned up, I’m ready to get back to our Friday free play art activities. I like to set-up an art invitation on the kitchen table, and the girls can experiment, try new techniques, and just enjoy the process of creating. It’s a great way to use […]

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Morning Activities: Start the day with play!

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I’m over at Simple Kids today, sharing one of the ways I purposely add play opportunities to our day. Here’s a peek: Whats the mood like in your house in the morning? My girls happen to wake up early most days, ready to go. I, however, am not nearly as perky as they are. Im […]

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Free Play Art :: Green Collage

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It’s March, the month of leprechauns and the change to Spring. Seems like the perfect time for an art collage of all things green! This week: Green Collage Materials: I love using a muffin tin to arrange all the art goodies for creating. See how many green art supplies you can gather from around the […]

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Free Play Art :: Cornstarch Clay

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We love our homemade play dough, but I thought the girls might enjoy working with a smoother dough. I made a batch of cornstarch clay and set it out with a variety of texture-making materials from around the house. This week: Cornstarch Clay Recipe for Cornstarch Clay: This is a recipe I had scribbled in […]

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Paper Sculptures

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I’m over at Make and Takes today sharing one of our recent free play art activities – creating 3-D paper sculptures. This is a great project for all ages, and you probably have all the materials on hand at home. Get the how-to at Make and Takes and then surprise your kids with an art […]

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Free Play Art :: Sun Catchers

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This week, the girls rummaged through our craft supplies and set-up a project for themselves. Love it! This week: Clear Contact Paper Collage Materials: clear Contact paper (taped to the table, sticky-side up) tissue paper squares sequins rainbow feathers construction paper strips Artist at work: Beautiful artwork hanging in their windows: This is a fun, […]

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Free Play Art :: Paper with Holes

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We had free play art last week when my nieces were visiting. They had a great time creating – it was neat to see all the different ways they chose to use the “hole” in their creations. Fun! This week: Paper with Holes Materials: watercolor paper with shapes cut out white crayons black & colored […]

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Free Play Art :: Round and Round

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I found a neglected bag of pom poms and some dot stickers and decided to gather up a selection of round-shaped things for our free play art this week. I have a feeling the mini cupcake papers are going to be a hit and the hole punch is always loads of fun. This week: Round […]

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Free Play Art :: Stencils, Eyes, & Feathers

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We need to get back to some good ol’ open-ended art exploration around here. While the girls and I love doing projects with a “cute” finished product, I am also a big believer in encouraging and enjoying the process of creating. Our art supplies are pretty organized, which means they are inside cabinets and drawers. […]

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