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I’ve been playing around with plaster of Paris projects behind the scenes during Clay Month, trying to come up with a fun and engaging project you’ll be inspired to try with your kids. I’ve had a lot of fun but quite of few of the projects I made were, well, kind of ugly. There I said it! They were great to work on but not so purddy to look at. And so I kept plugging away until I came up with this little diddy, which I love because it’s always interesting casting objects in plaster AND I love mosaics. Better yet, using egg cartons to make these is a great way to reuse packaging when making art. Score!

Plaster of Paris projects [click to continue…]

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Easy Art Projects for Kids: Rubber Band Art

April 8, 2014
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We’re back with the fourth installment of the easy art projects for kids series. This week my fellow bloggers and I are exploring string art! Because I’m sort of rubber band nut I decided to interpret the theme as rubber band art. And because I got a little carried away with this we have three, […]

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Book Art: 3D Pop Up Book

April 7, 2014
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If you and your children love reading and making unusual books, I’ve got a series for you….I’m really excited to announce that I am teaming up with Erica from What Do We Do All Day to bring you an ongoing series for kids called Book Art. Erica will be creating book lists for kids based […]

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Design for Kids: Polymer Clay Beads & Jewelry

March 29, 2014
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Polymer clay beads are not a new idea in any way, but how could a DIY jewelry nut like me let clay month pass without making some? Polymer clay, such as Sculpey, is just so pretty and vibrant, kids and adults alike cannot help being drawn to it. So I decided to indulge in this project, […]

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Easy Art for Kids: Crayon Painting

March 24, 2014
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Crayon artwork using melted crayons has been the crafting rage for awhile now, usually in combination with a hair dryer.  I started tooling around with other possibilities for melted crayon art projects and decided on this simple easy art project for kids: Crayon Painting. I mean who wouldn’t love painting with warm melted crayons? And if you use […]

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Science & Design for Kids: Clay and Wood Block Structures

March 19, 2014
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After a quiet week on Babble Dabble Do we are back with more clay projects for kids! I’m juggling some heavy volunteer commitments this month so I have decided to extend our exploration of clay into April. I want to make sure we have enough time to work with this wonderful family of materials! Today’s […]

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Easy Art Projects for Kids: Clay Resist

March 10, 2014
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We’re back with the second installment of easy art projects for kids! This week’s theme is resist art and since it’s clay month on Babble Dabble Do I decided to combine these two themes and make Clay Resist Art! It’s a nice combination of sensory play and art all in one simple project. What is […]

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Science for Kids: Scupley Ships

March 8, 2014
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As far as science for kids goes, my favorite classic project is Floaters and Sinkers. It explores the idea of object density. Clay boats are a perfect companion science experiment demonstrating that not only density but shape effects whether or not an object floats. To brighten up this classic project a bit we used colorful […]

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March is Clay & Ceramics Month!

March 5, 2014
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I’m really enjoying our monthly materials series here on Babble Dabble Do because it gives me an excuse to explore materials I don’t always think to use. Case in point, this month’s material: clay/ceramics. I was sort of a pottery nerd in high school and remember sitting behind a potter’s wheel gently lifting the clay […]

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