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Painting Like Georgia O’Keeffe

A good way to introduce your child to the works of a great artist is by giving him a hands-on activity he’ll remember. For this project, your child will create a painting in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe. What you’ll need: Pencil Eraser Watercolor Paper (you can find this at art and craft stores or even Wal-Mart) Watercolor Paints (found at the same stores)

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Paper Marbling with Shaving Cream

Here’s a fun art project that’s a good one to do outside as it can get a little messy: paper marbling! It involves shaving cream, tempra paints, and a lot of fun!  This is what you’ll need to get started: A can or two of shaving cream Wide, shallow pan, such as a 9” x 13” baking pan (can use a disposable pan) Food

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Mosaics

We went to a friends house whose every surface had mosaics on it. It was colorful and unexpected. My son was very interested because he had never seen anything like it before. If you are not aware, a mosaic is a picture created with lots of small tiles.  However, it can be made with any type of material. In this friend’s house, shells, metal,

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Letting Kids Decorate

My ten year old wants to pick his bedroom’s paint color. He also wants to decorate the walls himself. While I want to encourage his creativity and give him some control, I find I am nervous wreck! Kids decorating is a fine line to walk for a parent. Between kids having some say while not ending up with an unsightly space, what’s the compromise?

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