Sep 20, 2012

Kiddo Art ~ Day 1

Yesterday I had my first kiddo art class. I only had two kids so that took a little of the pressure off. I've been having so much fun collecting ideas for this class but actually getting to make the projects was even more fun:) I think the hardest part is just trying to pick one project from all the fun things I see on pinterest. I want to make them all! 

This class is for 2 and 3 year olds and a parent. So we are doing really basic and messy projects. Nothing too fancy - just my style! This session I have two little boys and their momma's. I think I'm going to need to find a firetruck craft or dump truck craft because they are both in love with trucks. It also cracked me up how much they hated having paint on their hands. Boys change so much from toddler to elementary age. 

I'm teaching my class at The Sanctuary of Davidson, just a few blocks from my house. It's so nice to be on main street in the morning. I love the "hustle and bustle" of Davidson. It's just such a cute little place to live and everyone seems so happy and today there was a slight chill in the air which made everyone even more happy. I have really grown to love my little town. 

Anyway, Sanctuary is this cute little gallery/boutique/art studio right in the heart of downtown. And my friend Krissy graciously is letting me try out an art class to see if I like teaching. One class down and I think I like it. It makes me feel like I'm at camp again. Crafts was always my favorite part of camp (oh ceramics class how I miss you so).

Today we painted oceans and whales. I used a ziplock bag to get the cool effect on the whale. The idea came from HERE! It was super easy and fun and MESSY. Art classes for kids should be messy though. It's perfect. The only issue I had was our whales kept tearing once they had paint on them. BUT - they went back together very easily, can't even see the tears now. Don't they look cute? 


This 2 1/2 year old told me that whales have two eyes, so he needed another googley eye:)

While our whales dried we read my favorite kiddo book, Kind Bidgood's in The Bathtub. My Papa got it for me when I was a kid - it's signed by the author and the illustrator. If you have a young kid you should definitely pick up this book. So cute and the illustrations are amazing.

this was my fav page when I was younger. And maybe still. I love those wet costumes:)

Do you have any boy craft recommendations? Please share if you do!
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  1. oh such fun! love it & the craft! wish we could join but jude's morning nap keeps us home during that time :)

    1. i wish ya'll could come too. we are having fun!