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Kid’s Art: Root Creatures

Have you ever wanted to make an imaginary creatures? Here’s a DIY tutorial. All you need is a few driftwood roots and some paint. You can make whatever you can imagine when you look at the sticks.

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Kid’s Art: Clothespin Puppets

Making these cute puppets from clothespins, paper and paint was a hit with Ema and Adia (ages 10 and 8.) Easy art activity that is adaptable to just about any age. You can extend the activity by building a cardboard box puppet theater and putting on shows. Try making some puppets of clothespins, and let us know how you liked it!

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Kid’s Art: Dribble and Blow Drawings

A fun kid-friendly art project for ages 6 or 7 up. Adia (age 8) calls this technique “Strawmania.” I call it dribble-and-blow. We set out to make some random scribbly looking painting/drawings that we would later turn into abstract detailed drawings or monster drawings.

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Art and Science Smash-Up: Milk Swirls Paintings

The coolest thing happens when you dab a little dish soap onto the surface of 2% or whole milk that has some food coloring drops on it! The colors expand away from the cotton swab that it looks like small explosions of colorful swirls. The science of this art project is what makes it really interesting. And the results are well worth photographing — maybe even printing enlarged copies and framing these fun works of art. Try this with kids of any age. It’s super easy and takes few ingredients.