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Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting

I recently posted about Jackson Pollock Marble Painting for 1st and 2nd graders, my 3rd and 4th graders couldn’t be left out, so I developed Jackson Pollock Inspired Straw Painting! Last year, my oldest daughter created a straw painting or blow painting for the county […]

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only spent $5.00 +tax using Halloween items from Dollar Tree to make this Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration. […]

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

Jackson Pollock Inspired Marble Painting

I was trying out some marble painting again…this time for my 1st and 2nd graders. Unable to find a good way to present them – I decided to turn them into paper weavings! My daughter recently finished a marble painting for the county fair, subsequently […]

People Around the World Color Wheel

People Around the World Color Wheel

Whether you are a teacher, a homeschooler, or just want to supplement your child’s education, this color wheel is awesome and fun! Or, maybe your child has been begging to use paint! This is a new color wheel project that I developed that incorporates different […]

Mosaic Acorn Art

Mosaic Acorn Art

The time of year of falling acorns is approaching! I love to do this project in the fall with my class of 2nd graders! Acorns falling – a common sign that fall is approaching.  September is a great time to do this project in the […]

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Need a spooky addition to your child’s Halloween fun? Need it to be real easy and quick?!? I prefer all of my crafts to be fairly quick, that way my kids get fast results!  This project is so quick  – blink and it will be […]

Owl Potato Prints

Owl Potato Prints

Do you like owls? Let’s make vegetable printing more unique! My daughters and I worked on another project for 4H to enter in the fair. The category is Fruit or Vegetable Prints and we wanted to kick it up a notch and make this kind […]

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Tree Booklet – Mini Book Binding

Need an idea for a mini book? Need an idea for Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge? Recently my daughter and I created mini tree booklets for her Girl Scouts Cadette Book Artist Badge.  She needed to explore a book artist technique for the 3rd […]

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

Using Stencils to Create Your Own Bird Paintings

My daughters are members of 4H and it is always a rush in the summer to get projects done and ready to enter in the fair! We recently worked on some bird paintings to enter in the “Bird” entry section of the fair.  Sometimes it […]

Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning? And Save Money! The price of store bought taco seasoning – about $1.29 for a one ounce package. The price of all of the seasonings for this recipe – about $7.00 for 7 bottles of […]