DIY Stained Glass Windows

We’re putting a Valentine twist on the Tissue Paper and Window Collage over at Filth Wizardry. The colors are just gorgeous and I couldn’t be happier with the finished result.
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The “how-to” over at Filth Wizardry calls for clear glue pens which I haven’t been able to locate. Instead, we used Elmer’s washable school gel (watered down) and foam brushes. The collage has held up nicely so far, let’s hope it lasts through February – we need a pop of color over here!



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Tech for Tots: Google’s Art Project

Thank You Google, You Rock!If you haven’t seen it yet, you must check out this site: Google’s Art Project. I am enthralled. What’s so cool about this is that in addition to the EXTREME closeups of the artwork (that’s a portion of The Starry Night in the screenshot below) is that they rode this steady-cam style bike thing around and gave us Street View…in a museum! For me … Continue reading Tech for Tots: Google’s Art Project

Valentine’s Day Wreath Toddler Style

Crafty Claire strikes again! There is a poofy, pink and very glittery wreath on my front door. It’s fab. ((Did I mention the glitter?)) I’m thinking everyone needs a wreath like this on their front door. And I’m sure this is proof that I’ve been sniffing too much polyurethane while finishing our staircase. Three stairs down and at eleven to go…I’m sure there will be lots … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Wreath Toddler Style

Toddler Art: Using watercolor over crayon resist for halloween Spider Handprint

Spider Handprints and Watercolors for Halloween

Halloween Greetings to all! We created some spooky artwork last week gearing up to celebrate Halloween. This was definitely an art project that focused on the art process – it took three days, but was well worth the wait. Any project that helps a three year old work on patience gets a thumbs up in my book. Day 1 – Claire drew a web in … Continue reading Spider Handprints and Watercolors for Halloween

Autumn Artwork – Exploring Leaf Rubbings

The air is crisp and colorful leaves are dotting the trees – it appears autumn has arrived! Last week Claire and I grabbed some crayons in fall hues, gathered a few leaves from the front yard and sat down to make some rubbings. As I expected, Claire found this project magical! The veins and edges appearing as she rubbed different colors thrilled her and the … Continue reading Autumn Artwork – Exploring Leaf Rubbings