Mom in Training: Art class isn't just for school, it's for home too!

October 19, 2016

Art class isn't just for school, it's for home too!

One of my daughter's favorite classes at school has always been art. She likes it because she can be more creative in her work unlike other classes where she has to follow more specific instructions. Sometimes though she comes home telling me it's not as fun as it used to be because they have to do more detailed projects now, and everyone is doing the same thing. So as a way to help combat that and keep her from falling away from being creative in something she likes I've started having "art class" at home for her. I have a bunch of various crafting supplies from Oriental Trading so I figured what better way to use them. We've been making things that she can show her creativity and incorporate in her daily life at school so she can still share them with her friends.

First we started off simple and made Name Slap Bracelets. We decided to use some Rainbow Mini Duck Tape® for color (you can also use markers) and a Sharpie® Metallic Marker to write her name. It actually looks really cool with the metallic silver on top of the rainbow background.

Then we decided to make something she could use in class. I'd seen lots of photos of pencil toppers online and thought that might be fun. My daughter of course had to instill her creativity on this one and instead of a simple face she came up with her own creation. I asked her what animal it was and she said it was a feather breathing friendly ghost for Halloween. I silently giggled and told her it was really cute. She then explained to me that instead of scaring people by saying boo, it tickles them with feathers. So much creativity that kid has!

Supplies I used: 
Slap Bracelets
Rainbow Mini Duck Tape®
Sharpie® Metallic Fine Point Permanent Markers

Bulk Feather Assortment
Bright Rainbow Craft Buttons
Surebonder® All-Temp Full-Size Glue Sticks

Another evening we sat down and made DIY journal books and decorated them as well as some little canvas pouches. My daughter said I needed a pouch to keep my change in when we go to garage sales in the summer so I made myself a fun pouch. It was really a lot of fun doing crafts with her and she liked that I had something to keep and use myself too instead of everything being made for her to use. I figured why not if it's something I will use so I made myself a journal book too. You know us "super moms" have to write things down occasionally too!

Supplies I used: 
Journals Craft Kit
Canvas Pouches
Fabric Markers
Glitter Paint Pens

In the end we both ended up with some fun stuff that we crafted together and we both had a good time. It was a nice bonding time for us and my daughter got to express her artistic creativity.

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1 comment:

  1. Those are all cute projects. That's neat that you're encouraging your daughter's creative interests. I like to do art projects with my son on school vacations too.


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