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Chalk Art

We love chalk art.  It is inexpensive, easy and fun.  We experimented with 3D art, making creations together and mixing water with the chalk to make chalk paint.   To make chalk paint the kids just scraped some of the chalk into a cup and added water.  Chalk art is also a great community activity since […]

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Creating with Feathers

We have been experimenting with feathers lately.  It is fun to try to find feathers outside or you can buy a bag of feathers at a dollar store or craft store.  Here are some fun ideas: Painting Feathers-We had fun painting patterns on feathers with acrylic paint.  We used good quality thicker paints so it […]

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Creating in Sand

We went to Vancouver Island this week to visit a friend and headed to the beach and had fun drawing and creating in the sand.   We went when the tide was quite low so there was lots of wet sand to draw in.  We just used our fingers to draw with but you can do […]

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Spray Art

Hello lovelies,   I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Every since I have seen the water gun art paint at Michael’s I have been wanting to try it.  We decided to make our own paint mixture in a squirt gun.  I bought dollar store water guns and we filled them up about 1/3 full […]

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Get Outside and Draw

As part of the Get Outside and Get Creative series I am doing this summer, I wanted to include sketching outside.  Grab a sketch book or a pad of paper (it doesn’t have to be fancy), and a pencil and find something outside that inspires you.  It could be a flower, a leaf, a feather, […]

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Sensory Art

This week I lead some sensory art sessions at a camp.  It is nice when I get to combine art and occupational therapy together.  I thought I would share some of the recipes with you for sensory art experiences.  I figured this still goes with the get outside and get creative theme since a lot […]

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Creative Activities for Camping

This summer I am sharing a series of ideas for getting outside and getting creative. We just got back from camping so I thought I would share some of the fun creative activities we did outside. Drawing on marshmallows-This was my daughter’s idea. She brought edible markers along on our trip and the kids had […]

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Make an inukshuk

Hello lovely creative people and welcome to all the new people to this blog.  This is the first of the Get Outside and Get Creative series this summer. In honour of Canada Day we decided to make an inukshuk.  An inukshuk (also spelled inuksuk and plural is inuksuit) is a structure made out of stone […]

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Art materials for summer fun!

Hi there,  Summer vacation is almost here!  I love getting outside and creating in the summer and I am going to be sharing different ideas with you for outdoor inspiration every week.  Lets start with art materials to stock up on to have in the house.  I like to go to the dollar store just […]

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A gift for you

I have been thinking about this blog and how it has changed over the years. I started it in 2012 and it was mainly just my art news. When my mom passed away 4 years ago it became a place to also write my thoughts. In the last year I have been adding in some […]

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