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Homeschooling Art Projects

Homeschooling Art Projects
Homeschooling Art Projects

Are you a parent that needs ideas for homeschooling art projects?

Unique Art: Q-tips and cotton balls are wonderful tools for making unique artwork.  Use washable paint and create dots, blobs, one-of-a-kind stripes and even words…. 

Collages: You can make collages always different by having a stock of stickers, construction paper, cotton (see above), beans, button, ribbons, masking tape, and so on.  Stick materials on paper with glue or tape, or use cardboard, windows, objects, etc. 

3-D Art: Foam balls, cubes, cardboard tubes, toothpicks, wires, feathers, ribbons, etc. are among the many objects that can be used to create sculptures, castles, trains, robots, monsters, and the whatevers! 

Watercolor Canvases: Creative canvases are sure to keep your children coming back for more!  Coffee filters can be cut up and then painted to make all kinds of imaginative shapes.  Sprinkle rubber cement (in a well-ventilated area) on poster board or thick paper and after it dries, paint over it. 
Get blank stamp pads and soak them in one watercolor color.  Then collect a leaf or flower and press it to the pad and ink away.  When any of the watercolor is still wet, sprinkle salt on it to create a really special look….

Paperplate Concentration: Take a paper plate and write your child’s name on the back.  Cut 26 slits on the edges and write a letter on each slit (a, b, c, d, etc.).  Then as your child walk’s around the house, he/she can fold a tab down for every object that begins with one of the letters, or you can walk around the neighborhood and fold a tab down for every letter on a sign, etc. 

DYI art

DIY Bird Feeder: Take a cardboard tube (from wrapping paper, paper towels or a toilet roll), spread peanut butter on it, then roll it in birdseed and slip it over a branch…. 

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Fossil Cookies: Use plastic bug toys to make an imprint on fresh cookies and they’ll look just like fossils with strange creatures from long ago (but, hopefully, taste much better!). 

Just for fun at home – younger kids can feel they involved.

Bathtub Paint: Mix 5 pumps of baby shampoo with a tablespoon of cornstarch, 2-3 drops of food coloring, 1-2 teaspoons of water and you’ve got finger paint to use on the sides of the bathtub.  You’ll have no trouble anymore getting the kids to take that bath! 

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About the Author: Yvonne Wonder

As the founder and managing director of Destination Sitters, LLC, a national hotel and event babysitting service, and the mother of two children, I strongly believe that family comes first. I personally needed babysitting when I moved to San Diego 14 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary babysitting; in reality, there are no state standards or licensing requirements for temporary babysitting. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created strict screening requirements for the sitters we refer. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from getting great professional help to care for your children, especially when traveling away from home. I and my partners, along with our office staff, have that one goal in mind with everything we do. Through the years of working with children, I have been inspired to write three books, and this blog for parents’ and children’s wellbeing. I believe the best way to teach a child is leading by example, with love, honesty, integrity, compassion, perseverance, and personal responsibility. Learning these values and teaching children that all women and men are equal will encourage them to dream big to be anything they want to be! An entrepreneur for over 35 years, I previously spent years running a construction and design company with two offices in California and built million-dollar estates and remodeled existing ones. For three and half years, I was one of the primary designers on HGTV’s Curb Appeal. I have also been published in books, magazines and newspapers, and have been a featured designer in multiple showcase houses.

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