All posts tagged: Art Ideas

DIY Crayons!

Got a bunch of old crayons lying around the house? This is the perfect activity to do with your kiddies. Plus, pulling off the crayon wrappers will not only take a while but will also work on their fine motor skills. In addition, your kids can learn about different states of matter! There are five simple steps to this activity. 1) Pull off any paper from the crayon. 2) Break the crayons in half and place in a muffin tin. 3) Bake in the oven on a temperature lower than 250, should take about 15 minutes to melt the crayons. 4) Pop the muffin tin with the melted crayon in the freezer. 5) 30 minutes later crayons should set, voila! Brand new crayons 🙂

Enchanted Forest & Mexican Fiesta!

This past weekend we hosted two drastically different birthdays, an enchanted forest and a Mexican Fiesta! We had such fun planning and preparing, we made all the decorations ourselves and thought it would be great to share in case you are feeling so inclined to host your very own Fiesta Forest! The Enchanted Forest We found this great tree at DeSerres and it only took about 5 minutes to assemble. We hung the tree on the “birthday wall” and decorated around it using tissue paper butterflies and our birthday banner. To make the tissue paper flowers we found some great instructions on Pink Paper Peppermints. We then used kraft paper to make another tree, we decorated the tree with butterflies and mushrooms. The butterflies were made out of tissue paper and the mushrooms out of Bristol board. For the craft we made Modeling chocolate the night before. When the kiddies arrived it was all ready to go and they made beautiful creatures. We also used water colour pencil crayons on canvas boards to paint backdrop …

DIY Holiday Crafts!

This past week I had the pleasure of doing a demonstration on DIY holiday crafts for the South Leaside Moms Group. Here are the coles notes for those of you who would like to try getting their craft on! Don’t be afraid of being creative, we all have a little crafty elf in us, somewhere. Wreath The wreath is definitely a holiday favorite and not only is it pretty but it also adds that scent of Christmas to your house. For those that don’t have a real tree make a real wreath! You can also put it on your dining room table and place some candles in the centre, makes a beautiful centrepiece. Materials 1 bough of pine 1 bough of evergreen or any other type of Christmas greenery 1 coat hanger Pliers Pine cones Ribbon Green Wire (can be purchase at the dollar store) Cranberries Directions Step 1: Using gardening shears cut off sections of your boughs that will be good size for your wreath. Using your pliers turn your coat hanger into a …

Alphie the Alphabet

We have a new edition to Seasons, Alphie the Alphabet! It is an amazing painting which was done just for us (can you spot our beautiful little tree?) The alphabet was created by a very talented artists and we’ve hung it proudly on our wall! For more information about the artist please visit:www.leegoldman.com

Joy

A collaborative children’s art show with all proceeds from sales donated to Red Door Shelter. What: JOY is an art show that brings together different schools, organizations and centres from around Toronto. Children submit artistic canvases and then all pieces are sold for $25, the proceeds from the sales are donated to Red Door Shelter. This year, Havergal College has sponsored students from Art Heart to participate. Kingsway College School and Donview Middle School will also be submitting art. The theme for this year’s show is JOY, participants are asked to depict what brings them/the world JOY. What makes this show so unique is that children from more fortunate circumstances put forth an incredible effort to help those in need. The “JOY” of art brings children from all sorts of backgrounds to together and allows them an opportunity to increase their self-confidence and self-esteem through participating in the event! Why: JOY’s mission is to help those less fortunate while also providing aspiring young artists who may not be privy to such a showcase/opportunity to participate in …