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Queen Elizabeth Imperial State Crown Art

I wanted to do a special art lesson in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Imperial State Crown was made in 1937 for the coronation of the Queen’s father, King George VI.   The crown sparkles with nearly 3,000 stones – including 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and five rubies. During her reign, […]

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Story time

I dropped off some art kits to the kids in art club this week. I love seeing how excited they are when I come to their door.  They run off to go get art they have created to show me.  They are excited to talk about art and creativity. When I first started teaching art […]

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Free Art Class-back to school fox

Are you looking for something creative for your kids to do before school starts?  A free art class in the comfort of your home over zoom will keep the kids busy and having fun!  Learn to paint a fox or your favourite animal reading.   What type of animal will you paint?  Use the art supplies […]

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Puffy Paint Recipe

Recently in art club we experimented with STEAM art by adding different things to paint to make it look like ice cream. We added flour to make tempera paint thicker and we made some puffy paint!  The kids loved it so much that I thought I would share how to do it with you. Making […]

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Father’s Day Art!

Learn to draw a guitar for Father’s Day.  When I was brainstorming ideas for Father’s day art projects, my husband was playing his guitar so I couldn’t resist creating a ‘You Rock Dad’ guitar art project.  He has many guitars in the house to get inspired by so I chose the bright orange colour.   Choose […]

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World Bee Day Art

World Bee Day is coming up on Friday May 20th. The UN started World Bee day in 2018 to raise awareness of the importance of the pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development. The bees do so much for us that they deserve an art project!  Have fun using bubble wrap […]

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10 Creative Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Looking for some creative ideas for the Easter basket?  Here are some art materials to add to the chocolates in an Easter basket: Egg shaped chalk– such a great shape for little hands that are just starting to learn how to colour or older kids that love creating with chalk.  Chalk doesn’t have to just be […]

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Supporting Creativity in Music

I believe in supporting others when they are working towards their dreams.  I learned this from my mom.  When my husband came out with his first published book, my mom bought 20 copies and gave them as gifts to her friends.  I know what it is like to go for your dreams while also working […]

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Make a Paper Quilt for Black History Month

When I found out that February is Black History Month, I set out to come up with an art project inspired by Canadian artists.  I found beautiful quilts that were designed by David Woods and crafted by Myla Borden and Marlene Dorrington of the  Vale Quilters Association in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.  David Woods was […]

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