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Duct Tape Christmas Crafts

Duct Tape Christmas Crafts

While shopping for another craft project our kids got excited about the Christmas patterned duct tape they saw. We decided to purchase some in both Christmas patterns and colors to try our hand at some duct tape Christmas crafts. I found three different crafts for us to try using the duct tape. It also happened(…)

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How To Make Homemade Clay & Clay Creations

How To Make Homemade Clay & Clay Creations

Recently Ava came across a basic recipe for clay in the most random place, at least in my opinion. While doing one of those all in one workbooks for certain ages there was a page with a sequencing activity using the clay recipe. Therefore she harassed me for days, maybe even a couple of weeks(…)

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Kindergarten – 1st Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway

Kindergarten – 1st Grade Back to Homeschool Giveaway

Having been through the Kindergarten and 1st grade years 3 times now I know how fast you can run through supplies with them!  Between workbooks, crayons, paper, and fun activities,  it can really add up. I am excited to be participating in the iHomeschool Network Back to School Toolkit Giveaways! This post includes affiliate links(…)

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See The Light Art Projects – Tiffany Window Review

See The Light Art Projects – Tiffany Window Review

Do you often find you push art to the back burner? I know that when asked most people will say their “must do” subjects to cover are things like math, grammar, and even history or science. In our home art has always been pushed back. Over the past two years I have worked hard to(…)

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A Book and a Big Idea: Rattletrap Car ~ Craft, Snacks & A Printable

A Book and a Big Idea: Rattletrap Car ~ Craft, Snacks & A Printable

Many many years ago when my now teenager was a baby, I was part of a book club called Baby’s First Book Club where we had books mailed to us each month.  One of the books from that short endeavor became a favorite of all little people (ok maybe the big people too) in our(…)

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Review & Giveaway: Eye Can Art

Review & Giveaway: Eye Can Art

  For those of you that follow my blog at all, you know I am always interested in adding art to our school. Artist I am not, so anytime I can get something that is all planned out for me I am happy as a clam! Thus I was thrilled to have the opportunity to(…)

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Art Project: Learning About Perspective ~ Part II

Art Project: Learning About Perspective ~ Part II

After completing the Railroad Perspective project, I found a short simple book about Perspective (How Artists Use)at the library. I picked it up so that the kids could read a little more about the technique. This book did a great job of explaining terms such as perspective, depth, vanishing point, three dimensional, and optical illusion.(…)

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Art Project: Learning About Perspective ~ Part I

Art Project: Learning About Perspective ~ Part I

Our two most recent art projects ended up being theme related. Last year I found some art projects I really loved that used oil pastels. We immediately did one of them, but then the other got put on the back burner. I had been saving the other one, the Railroad Perspective project, not sure for(…)

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Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

Art Project: Paper Silhouettes

I created this art project from an article I saw in Family Fun Magazine called Simple Silhouette.  I added more options and details to their basic project to create a fun wall hanging of each of the kids.  Their dad keeps telling me how he now has more empty wall space in his office at(…)

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Art With Canvas & Painters Tape

Art With Canvas & Painters Tape

This art project is one that I not only found, but bought the supplies for last year! I got the inspiration from a post I saw over at The Homeschool Classroom. The problem is that we never got around to doing it then so I finally dug it out for our November art project. One(…)

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Fall Pumpkin Art Project

Fall Pumpkin Art Project

This school year we are trying to work our way through one major art project each month.  For the Halloween/Fall season I wanted to do something that related to the season, but something a little different.  I found this great Oil Pastel Resistant Pumpkin Art Project to try with the kids. Fall Pumpkin Art Project(…)

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Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Harold and the Purple Crayon Unit ~ Discussion Questions & Activities

Ava and I spent a week in Harold’s world! The drawings are so simple, yet the story elicits such a large amount of imagination! We talked about what we would draw and how cool it would be to be able to draw in our life whatever it was that we needed. I have compiled a(…)

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