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Turtle with Wax Resist

Wax resist works because oil and water don’t mix; the oil in the wax repels water. For this project, your child will use crayons (the wax) and watercolors to create a sea turtle painting. Here’s what you’ll need: Crayons (any color) Watercolors Paint brushes Watercolor paper Cup of water Paper towel Pencil  and eraser Scratch paper, such as copy paper Masking tape and cardboard

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Make a Bug Mobile!

Summertime around our house means – bugs! By bugs, I not only mean bugs like stink bugs and milkweed bugs, but all the six-legged insects. There are bugs in the yard and bugs in the house, biting bugs and stinging bugs. And though parents may grumble, there is a way to make these buggy days fun for kids. They can create their own bug

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Origami

We received an invite to go to a birthday party for the sister of a friend of my son. When we first arrived, it was announced that we would soon join in doing some origami. My sons groan could have been heard in China. The birthday girl promised it would be fun, he would see! Origami is the ancient Chinese art of paper folding

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Incredible Art Lessons

I teach art lessons in my home during the school year, and I have some students who have been coming for a number of years. As I was searching the Internet for new lessons, I came upon IncredibleArt.org — an incredible site for art ideas! From the homepage, you can click on the “Lessons” link to enter the art lesson section. There you can

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Bookmaking for Kids

This week, I’ve been helping with an art camp for kids in our community, sponsored by the local artists’ association. Because my class was working on writing activities, the art teacher had the kids make their own books. They made two different styles: 1. The accordion-style: The theme of this art camp was “Art Around the World”, so when we talked about Asia, the

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Crafty Kids – More Hobby Ideas

Even if you’re schooling through the summer, chances are your student’s schedule isn’t as full as it is during the school year. During the hot and lazy days of summer, it’s sometimes easy to fall into the habit of allowing children to play more video games, watch more television shows, or spend more time on the computer. You can help him use his time

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Simple Saturdays | Weekly Fun-filled Activities

If you have children who love making crafts, take a look at Simple Saturdays. This site was created by children’s book author Debbie Gonzales. She offers a new craft, science experiment, math game, or magic trick for children every weekend. The way it’s set up is so simple and easy to use. On Fridays, check in for the “prep” post. You’ll find out what

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Recycled Crafts : How to Inspire Your Children to Recycle

One of my daughters loves to make crafts, and in her free time she creates all kinds of interesting things. We have a large box of craft items that she chooses from, but sometimes she prefers to use recycle-able items she finds around the house, such as empty jars, paper towel tubes, and plastic bottles. To help her with ideas, we checked out the

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