Cute Color-me heart valentines to sew. Color-me Heart Valentines Sewing Tutorial These color-me heart stuffies, inspired by our decorate-a-monster stuffies, are my all-time favorite Valentine's Day craft for all ages! We sent one to my then-teenaged sister years ago, and she loved it so much that she now has it with her at college. If the kids look a little young, it's … [Read more...] about Color-me Heart Valentines Sewing Tutorial
Aquarelle Monet review: an easy way to introduce watercolors and Monet. Using Aquarelle Monet to Introduce Kids to Watercolors and Monet All four of my children love art, so I was excited to use Aquarelle Monet to introduce them to watercolors. Timberdoodle sent us this set to review; it is part of their 4th Grade Curriculum Package. I always keep watercolors in our … [Read more...] about An Easy Way to Introduce Watercolors and Monet
Tips on how to introduce kids to the great artists. Because art captures a piece of the world and shares it with the world through a single person's lens, I love using art as way to teach my children about the world. I believe that studying works of art - current pieces as well as those done by great artists - helps us understand different perspectives. Because of this, I … [Read more...] about How to Introduce Kids to the Great Artists
Why is STEAM education so important? It's easy enough to see the value in teaching science, technology, education, art, and mathematics on their own. Why pull them together under a STEAM umbrella? Why Is STEAM Education So Important? As regular readers know, I am the fourth of ten siblings. We work in ten very different fields. I find concrete examples really helpful, so I … [Read more...] about Why Is STEAM Education So Important?
I am a huge believer in art education! Art is fantastic for building fine motor skills and visual perception while developing creative expression. Sadly, art is often relegated to the bottom of school budgets. Growing up, I never got the opportunity to take art in any of the many schools I attended. Art was offered in my high school, but you had to choose between art and choir. … [Read more...] about Art Classes for Homeschoolers or as Enrichment at Home: Home Art Studio Review