Friday, August 28, 2009

Art4Tots #2

Our second session of Art4Tots was another success! This time we made paints from cold cream, cornstarch and food coloring, and I brought a batch of home made playclay. The kids enjoyed experimenting with the goopy stuff, and didn't seem at all bothered that they had nothing to take home with them except fun memories!

If you want to "try this at home" are a few links to great craft suppliers: here in the USA, I like Dick Blick and Michael's. In the UK, you can find great craft supplies at Baker Ross!

And please remember, use safe materials and keep an eye on your little artist!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


How cute is this? The first session of our new "Art4Tots" group took place yesterday at ARTS, and we had a great time! There were 5 kids, aged between 2 and a half and 4 years old (mostly 2 and a half!), and a couple of babies, and of course the moms! The whole point of this group is to encourage and allow kids to explore art materials and have fun, without emphasizing the end result. We made paint out of shaving cream and white glue and color....painted with wooden spoons, sponges, brushes and fingers, and probably the most fun was cleaning up in the soapy water. This group will meet on Tuesday mornings starting in September, and I think it will be a great way to introduce children to messy art materials without having to worry about the mess! Contact me for more information at! (In this photo...Tessa showing us that kids love art!!)