Creative Art

Gathering up simple materials for creative art

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We are introducing two unique and inexpensive art materials to our class. Perhaps you even have them around your house!

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Painting circles with a compass

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I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for a new or unique tool for painting for making the process fun and interesting for children.  These compasses that we used for painting circles really fit the bill… I’ve shared with you how we have been exploring circles and other shapes lately.  Deborah picked […]

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Blue print designs

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We recently spent some extra time exploring the color blue and this particular process of making blue print designs ended up being far more engaging to my students than I ever thought it would. I love it when every child in the classroom takes their time exploring a process.

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Christmas bow play

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At Christmas time in our classroom, we have so much fun playing with bows! I’m sharing a few ways that we like to play with bows in our classroom.

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Cardboard collage ornaments

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We’ve been busy decorating our classroom this week and these cardboard collage ornaments were just thing our little Christmas tree needed!

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Exploring and designing stained glass art

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Our Pre-kindergarten age children designed their own stained glass artwork using tape and paint!

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Stained glass easel starter

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Exploring the concept of stained glass through this simple easel starter in our preschool classroom.

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Exploring and creating with sugar glass

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Our pre-k class participated in exploring and creating beautiful designs and mosaics with sugar glass.

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Discovery and explore creating with natural materials

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We are sharing our collection of 11 wonderful ways to create with natural materials for our Discover and Explore linky.

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The value of a paper plate pumpkin

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There is something so simple yet rewarding about making paper plate pumpkins. I know, because I sat down with my class and made my own paper plate pumpkin and while making it, I realized that the process was relaxing, simple, creative, and fun…

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I Spy Me!

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Celebrating me thought this simple to make “I Spy Me!” board in our preschool classroom.

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Designing with dominoes

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Previously, I shared with you a couple of our domino math activities so today, I am sharing the creative side of playing with dominoes.

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Building fine motor skills with cotton ball painting

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We spent time in preschool exploring the fine motor process of cotton ball painting with a clothespin!

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Apple tree scrunch art

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We spent some time exploring and tasting real apples in my classroom and of course, we just had to make an apple tree. Our apple tree may seem a little abstract but the process was fun and interesting and achievable by new little ones.

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Squeeze art: a beginner’s exploration of the world of art

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A beginning exploration in the world of art with this fun and very open ended form of squeeze art.

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Time to Create: edible fingerpaint recipe

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I was excited to discover that the recipe for edible fingerpaint was included in the brand new book Time to Create: Hands-On Explorations in Process Art for Young Children by Christie Burnett.

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