Written on December 4, 2014 at 8:05 am, by Megan
I wanted a little holiday festivity around here, but I’m not ready to drag up the tubs of decorations from the basement until we buy a tree this weekend. So I went for a quick craft project instead: glittered pinecones!
This project, like many projects around here, was the answer … Continue
Written on December 2, 2014 at 5:00 am, by Megan
I love when Eliza comes home from art class at school armed with a new technique she can’t wait to teach me. Last week, she showed me how to make Rorschach Test / inkblot looking things with paint.
All you do is fold a piece of paper (we used heavy … Continue
Written on August 14, 2014 at 10:17 am, by Megan
This week I’ve been playing around with watercolor crayon resisting. In one of my elementary school art classes, we did this project: you color on white paper with neon or white crayons, watercolor over it, and the wax from the crayon works as a resistor so the colored parts remain … Continue
Written on June 13, 2014 at 8:39 am, by Megan
I’ve been working on some big, time consuming projects, so I’ve been looking for something simple for a cheap, quick artistic release. Eliza came to the rescue with something I’ve never heard of before: shaving cream marbling.
Her school has an awesome summer program, and she came home from art … Continue
Written on April 30, 2014 at 8:21 am, by Megan
Last week Eliza went to work with Jake for Take Your Child to Work Day. She absolutely looks forward to this day each year and is still talking about this year’s round constantly. Jake’s company makes a big deal of it: she did some group activities with other kids, got … Continue
Written on March 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm, by Megan
Written on March 7, 2014 at 9:52 am, by Megan
Every year, each class in Eliza’s school creates an art project that is then sold for auction at the school’s biggest fundraiser for the year. I’m on the team of parents organizing the project this year, and it’s been so fun to have so many people collaborating on a single … Continue
Written on February 13, 2014 at 4:31 pm, by Megan
Eliza’s gearing for her Valentine’s Day party at school and is so excited to swap valentines with her friends. She really wanted Doctor Who valentines (of course–she’s the coolest 8 year old ever!). There are some cute printable versions online, but we decided that it would be more fun if … Continue
Written on November 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm, by Megan
Written on October 9, 2013 at 9:41 am, by Megan
Last weekend, we decided to add a little color and music to our herb garden with a windchime basket planter! This is a project we could all work on as a family, because there are kid friendly aspects to this project (adding beads) and grown-up parts (tying knots). We cranked … Continue