Category Archives: Art Education for Preschool

Bead Bugs with Picture Frame wire

Sometimes you just want to have fun! Fidgeting with picture frame wire, twirling it and making funny objects with it and sometimes creating with colourful beads. This summer my creative inspiration comes from a wonderful person by the name of … Continue reading

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Papier-mâché with children – Bird Art

Three Session Art Class For Young Artists SESSION ONE-Forming a bird You’ll need; a roll of toilet paper, or tissue paper flour and water with bucket whisk (from the kitchen) two small balloons stiff card paper for tail and wings … Continue reading

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The Cherry Thief – Children’s Book Review

The Cherry Thief by Renata Galindo Kudos to Galindo for both story and illustrations, she does an exceptional job at making an investigation to find a thief, fun and an imaginative adventure. Galindo’s illustrations are simple crayon drawings, primary colours … Continue reading

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Shadow Chasers – Children Book Review

Shadow Chasers by Elly Mackay Even thought the cover of the book is shown above, these quotes are from the back of the book; “Surprising as it is nakedly inspirational.” – Jay Bushara, The Huffington Post “Glowing paper dioramas are … Continue reading

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The Pack – 8 Papier-mâché Dogs

The Pack by Susan Fae Haglund The Art of creating with paper, water and flour. This pet project was created with the intent of using it in an art curriculum. Planning the Papier-mâché design takes the major of the time, … Continue reading

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Having Fun With ART & FRAMING

LUSH LAVO PICTURE FRAMES These brightly colour frames are great to enhance a cheerful painting. These Roma frames come in a variety of colours; shimmering Green, Red, Orange, Blue to name a few. They are reasonable in price, being that … Continue reading

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Sherlock Bones and the Missing Cheese – Children’s Book Review

By Susan Stevens Crummel illustrated by Dorothy Donohue This story is based on “The Farmer in the Dell”. Stevens Crummel has created a playful tale based on a few fables and novels, including “Jack and the Bean Stalk” and Sherlock … Continue reading

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Dog Days of School – Children’s Book Review

Dog Days of School by  Kelly DiPucchio and Brian Biggs When I think of the Dog Days of Summer I think of my dog “Charlie” lounging around in the backyard and going for long walks of sniffing everything. So when … Continue reading

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The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas – Children’s Book Review

Written by Tony Wilson, Illustrated by Sue deGennaro Ah, so the hockey season is coming to a close, in honour of that lets hear it for Henrik and his “unreal princess” Pippa. Author Wilson has a great sense of humour … Continue reading

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TEN BIRDS Meet a MONSTER – Children’s Book Review

TEN BIRDS Meet a MONSTER by Cybele Young What a joy it is when you find a fantastic book about so many creative ideas. Cybele Young, Canadian illustrator that has multiple artistic talents. I couldn’t say it better than PATTISON … Continue reading

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