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Art for Kids

Science and Art for Kids: Magnetic Sculptures

July 21, 2014
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Magnetism for kids is something I could probably explore for month here on Babble Dabble Do, but you might get a little bored…or would you? Simply put the magic of magnets is a sure winner with kids every.single.time. Even adults go bonkers for magnets! They are hands down the most interesting metal out there, provided […]

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Art Ideas for Kids: Embossed Tin Art

July 16, 2014
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To kick off all things metal this month I’m bringing you a project that emulates one of my favorite forms of folk art: Hojalata or Tin Art from Mexico. We have a few tin art pieces around our house and I love the mixture of color and texture. Typically hojalata is made by stamping and […]

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Materials Series: 18 Metal Projects for Kids

July 12, 2014
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I can hardly believe it but our year-long materials series is quickly coming to a close. It’s been almost a year since we started the series with Paper Crafts. Fast forward and we are wrapping up the year exploring metal. Metals, you say, with kids? Yes! Metal can sound a little intimidating but there are […]

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Tinkerlab: A Hands-on Guide for Little Inventors Inspires Our Indoor/Outdoor Art Cart

June 24, 2014
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Today I’ve got a treat in store for you guys….(and a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post)  Do you love print as much as online content, or maybe more? There once was a time when I spent weekend mornings curled up with a good design book in my lap and a cup of joe, […]

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Art for Kids: Chalk Rocks

June 13, 2014
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Chalk is one of those basic art materials that all children should be using along with things like playdough, crayons, markers and clay. There are endless possibilities with chalk activities, from drawing to game playing, to decorating any number of outdoor surfaces. This crazy mama also loves to make chalk. And I’ve spent well over […]

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Easy Art for Kids: Styrofoam Patterns

June 9, 2014
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Some of the art activities here on Babble Dabble Do take me weeks, if not months, to develop, and then there are those that take minutes, literally. Today’s art activity for kids, Styrofoam Patterns, was one of those 5 minute projects and I hope your kids will enjoy it as much as mine did! Art activities for […]

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Art for Kids: Basic Weaving Using Recycled Plastic Looms

June 5, 2014
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Weaving is an activity I return to over and over again on Babble Dabble Do because I seriously cannot get enough of it. I love the way texture and color interact with woven projects and it is such a great way for kids to develop fine motor skills. I have also extended Plastic Month into […]

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Math Book Art: My Shape Book

May 29, 2014
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We are back with the second installment of our Book Art Series in collaboration with Erica from What Do We Do All Day! If you haven’t seen the first installment in this series here’s how it works: Erica is creating book lists for kids based on a topic and I’ll be supplying a companion activity. We […]

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Plastic Crafts for Kids & More in May!

May 7, 2014
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Hi Folks! It’s a new month and a new material in our ongoing Materials Series. For the past two months we tinkered with Clay and Ceramics. This month’s material is modern, colorful, and versatile; to quote The Graduate, “Plastics.” Think plastics are too complicated to incorporate into creating? Think again! Products like perler (hama) beads, contact […]

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