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Below I will share some of our recycled arts and crafts children did, using materials you probably have at home. There is nothing more exciting than turning "rubbish" into art while challenging creativity and inventiveness. 🍂Nature 🍃Inspired 🎨Art Inspired by Nature Anatomy book, today, children enjoyed "printing patterns" of different... Read more →

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In continuing our Art 🖼History Unit Study, we are learning about one of the most prominent Impressionists ~ a French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir ~Introducing The 🌎World's Greatest 🎨Artists! We will also be reproducing Renoir's umbrella with the project Color Tones. We will be blending shades of blue to recreate a... Read more →

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This lesson is a part of our Art History Unit Study. Today, we are learning about a famous artist ~ Paul Klee and the techniques he used with this super easy washi masking tape resist art. This art project is perfect for all ages as smaller children can have fun... Read more →

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Today, we will be creating a water lily pond (my children can never have enough sensory play) and we also will be conducting a kids science experiment called "Magic Flower." Drop an easy-to-make DIY paper lily bud in a bowl of water and watch it slowly bloom before your eyes!... Read more →

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In this technocratic world, what child would not like to have his/her own laptop to be just like Mommy and Daddy? You can make that wish came true with this super easy DIY from recycled cardboard and aluminum foil. What you will need: a rectangular piece of recycled cardboard, which... Read more →

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Happy Father's Day to all Dads near and far! And why not show our love with a hand-made card! So, we are sharing this super easy napkin craft DIY, which will make a perfect last minute card! (Birthday and Mother's Day card too!) What you will need: napkins felt sheets... Read more →

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Father's Day is approaching, and we are making a 3D Process Art craft which Adrian will give to Daddy as a Father's Day gift. We are using materials you probably have in your cupboard (salt, oats, and bran), along with some watercolors and sprinkles of imagination. This is a fun... Read more →

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Today, we are continuing our North America study by making an America Indian craft while referencing to American Indian Crafts Kids Can Do! book. What you will need: brightly colored cardstock dark crayons (we are using these oil pastels) a toothpick and a sprinkle of imagination. First, color in the... Read more →

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We see and hear birds everywhere! We also enjoy a sight of intricately build nests and occasional chicks. We actually raised two years in a row a family of house finches, each time hatching four baby chicks. So, inspired by all the sights of bird nests, today, we are learning... Read more →

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Today, we are exploring painting over glue watercolor technique. When I asked Adrian what he would like to paint, he said a jellyfish. What you will need: watercolor pad (we are using this one), watercolor paints, a glue gun, salt. You can either use a mist bottle or use a... Read more →

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Have you heard of Hapa Zome? It is absolutely awesome Process Art of 🌿leaf dying ~ smashing leaves and 🌸flowed with a 🔨hammer! It is also an amazing gross-motor exercise to strengthen those little hands! Do you have leftover Spring blooms or those Mother's Day flowers that are wilting? Put... Read more →

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Inspired by our 🐝Bees Unit Study, today we are painting a Goldenrod flower, which is one of the bees' favorite nectar sources. We are using materials you probably have in your cupboard, along with some watercolors and sprinkles of imagination. What you will need: Goldenrod 🌼Flower coloring page (download here)... Read more →

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We are beginning our 🐝Bee Study to defy any misconceptions and fear of these amazing insects (closely related to wasps and ants). Bees are very important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They transfer pollen between the male and female parts of the same flower, thus allowing a plant to... Read more →

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This DIY Daffodils tissue paper💐bouquet can be a perfect Mother's Day gift! All you need to make these awesome 🌼flowers is tissue paper and pipe cleaners. To make this craft, we are referring to a Tissue Paper Flowers Craft book (buy here), which features incredibly simple-to-make tissue paper flowers that... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Solar System craft from homemade no-cook natural play dough. To explore our solar system and the planets, we read National Geographic Kids First Big Book of Space which... Read more →

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As a tribute to National 🚀Space Day, which is held annually on the first Friday in May, we are making a DIY Moon craft, but first, we learn about it. The Moon is about 4.5 billion years old. There are three theories as to how our planet's satellite could have... Read more →

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This year, we decided not to buy Easter decorations, but to make them instead! If your kids are into messy not-so-messy 🎨 art fun, then crafting these marbled paper Easter Eggs which will make an awesome banner or Easter bunting is a perfect DIY for you! What you will need:... Read more →

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Montessori materials can be 💰costly, so I love finding an alternative. Below I will show you some of the DIYs I have created to substitute some of the materials you would generally purchase. DIY Color Matching + Fine Motor Pegging This DIY resembles matching Montessori Color Tablets ~ similar to... Read more →

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Happy first day of 🌸Spring! Are you not sure what to do with all those scraps of paper you have left over from various craft projects? Well, now, you can make a beautiful flower recycled DIY craft, which is also an amazing fine motor exercise. Gather the leftover cardstock strips.... Read more →

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Happy ☘️St. Patrick's Day! Did any of your perfect traps work? Since children did not wish to catch a leprechaun, we decided to create a sensory Leprechaun Land. In preparing our 🎩 Leprechaun ☘️Land, we decided to use 🌀hydrogels~ 💦water-beads, since we have had the most amazing sensorial experience with... Read more →

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