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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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5 ways to help kids love their art

As kids get older, they are harder on themselves and their art.  By the time they are adults, they have such a hard time being kind to their own art.  This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to do a blog post on how to be kind to your own art.  If kids aren’t feeling […]

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Olympic Bobsled Art Project

I love watching the winter Olympics almost as much as I love designing art projects for kids.  With the controversy surrounding the Beijing 2022 winter Olympics and Paralympics, I had a had a hard time deciding if I should do Olympic themed art projects this year.  I decided that I still want to recognize the […]

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Tiger Art for Lunar New Year

Teaching children about different cultures and celebrations around the world is important to expand their world view.  Each year, people in China and around the world celebrate Lunar New Year with festivities that last for 15 days.  Lunar New Year is a celebration that starts at the beginning of the calendar year that is based […]

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Create a Vision Board!

A vision board is a visual representation of your dreams and goals.   It goes well beyond just cutting and pasting images on a board….it is a tool that helps you focus on what’s really important in your life. How to make a Vision Board Suggested Art Supplies-It is recommended to have a background surface […]

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Come create with us!

The free art lesson on creating mugs of hot chocolate art was a great success!  35 families signed up.   It warmed my heart to see so many families creating together.  I am amazed at how well kids do learning over zoom.  They are polite…they know when to mute during a demo…they know how to […]

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