Archive for the ‘Thursday: The Importance of the Arts’ Category


Art Group Monoprinting

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

After this, I only have one more Art Group for the “season.”  I only do them during the warm months since kids don’t have any fun standing out in the cold with wet paint! This month we did monoprinting, which was actually quite a bit of fun and super easy to set up. Supplies: Paint Little rollers (you […]

Edward Hopper

Thursday, September 10th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Evening by Edward Hopper If I could be a painter I would love to be a lot like Edward Hopper. The emotions of the people he paints are so apparent but at the same time almost….mysterious. The girls and I looked at his photos today and talked about painting emotions. They went to my shelf […]

Magic Sidewalk Chalk Art Project

Monday, July 13th, 2009 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Did you know when you dip sidewalk chalk into liquid starch is turns out pretty cool, and when you dip it in sweetened condensed milk it is even cooler? Neither did we until the other day. Get ready for your little ones to lick a lot of “sweet” chalk! I had a hard time showing […]

SunPrint Solar Photographic Paper Kit

This has been sitting on my desk to use with the girls: The directions are easy to follow and simple enough for any age. Just layer them according to package directions, rinse with water and let dry! … … Voila! Okay, I have to be honest–this is my friend’s over at Nature for Kids but […]

Pencil Puppets

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

I know all I have been posting about is polymer clay but it is so easy, fun and bright! How could you not want to play with it all the time? For this craft all you need is polymer clay, pencils and an oven. … … … Mold your little creature around the pencil and […]

New Music We Love—Susie Tallman

Saturday, June 20th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

It is hard to find kid’s music that doesn’t give me a headache. Though we have and love a handful of them that I’ve posted in the past, we needed more in the rotation and last week I found a ton of new albums! Meet Susie Tallman (yes, I know I might be one of […]

Finger Painting with Pudding—Crazy Messy Fun

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

Next time we will do this outside and then run in the sprinklers…

Father’s Day Present

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 in Crafts, Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

… For Father’s Day you could easily make Dad the Mothers’ Day gift I posted about last month or…have fun with paint like we did! I love days like this where we spend the whole morning together, listening to our favorite music and sitting around the table together painting. Best. Day. Ever…Well, so far this […]

Thursday: The Importance of The Arts—St. George Temple

Thursday, May 14th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

This time last week we were relaxing in St. George. It was the first time all four of us had been there and we sure needed the break. When we visit new places we love to enjoy the local nature and visit the beautiful landmark buildings they have in the area. We learn as much […]

Thursday: The Importance of The Arts—Bangles

Thursday, May 7th, 2009 in Thursday: The Importance of the Arts

The girls and I decided to make “bangles” the other day out of an old shipping tube. You simply cut the tube into bangles that will fit on your arms. (I know, her poor nose in that third picture! She fell during Nature Days and it looks even worse now.) .. .. .. Then we […]