7 Halloween Costume Ideas for a Boy and Girl

Halloween Costume Ideas

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With Halloween just around the corner I thought it would be fun to look back at all the Halloween costumes the kids have worn. So far, this year included, I have been able to convince them to dress as a “theme”. We’ve had lots of fun over the years thinking through and discussing the possibilities.

So, if you are looking for costume ideas for a sister and brother pair, I […]

Garden Gnome Collage Art

Garden Gnome Art

You are going to love this project! I was browsing the Internet for kid’s art projects and found this cute Garden Gnome Art project.

Supplies needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush scrap-booking paper glue scissors black marker

Clara took the following pictures for her 4-H photography project. She was supposed to show a “how to” story through pictures.

1. Paint a green garden background.

2. Cut out the gnome body and clothes. You could […]

Under the Sea ~ Collage Art

Franklin County Fair 2013

Here’s another fun and colorful art project for kids. Nicholas made this Under the Sea Art Collage to enter into the fair. We had a great time working together.

Here’s what you’ll need:

canvas acrylic paint shells, starfish… sand construction paper tissue paper green glitter glue {school glue & super glue} sponge brush Q-tips anything else you can think of

 

1. Paint the sand and water.

2. Paint seaweed using acrylic paint. Cut […]

Stained Glass Circle Art

stained glass circle art

Looking for a fun and simple art project for the kids this summer? Look no further. They will love creating stained glass circle art. {I found directions to the project here.}

Supplies needed:

acrylic paint Q-tips cup

1. Create circles using black paint and cup.

2. Let the circles dry. Then fill in the circles with lots of color. {Nicholas likes to use Q-tips. He uses a different one for each color.}

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Field of Flowers ~ Tutorial

Flower Field Art

We’re continuing our week of art and working on masterpieces for the kids to enter into the fair. I stumbled across this fun, colorful Field of Flowers art project over at Angela Anderson’s blog.

Materials needed:

acrylic paint sponge brush toothbrush Q-tips canvas

1. Paint background of sky and fields with watered down acrylic paint.

2. Add small flowers using toothbrush to “spray” on paint.

3. Add colorful circles using Q-tips; […]

Birch Tree Art

Birch Tree Art

The kids and I are working on some art projects to enter into the county fair. I absolutely LOVE this birch tree art project. You can find easy to follow instructions over at Doodle All Day.

1. We taped off our trees.

2. After swirling on the rubber cement and outlining the grassy area with oil pastels we painted the sky and grass.

3. Nicholas painting the trees with acrylic paint and […]