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Art for Kids

12 Easy Art Ideas for Kids

October 1, 2014

We love easy art ideas for kids here on Babble Dabble Do and have amassed quite a few fun, colorful, and simple art project posts since we started 2 years ago. The only problem is…how do you find them? With 150+ posts and counting I realize that a lot of fabulous projects are lost in […]

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Halloween Craft: GIANT Kirigami Spider Webs

September 26, 2014
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I admit it, last night we decorated for Halloween, and it’s not even October. In fact it’s been so hot in LA the past few weeks you’d think it was the middle of summer. Except for the fact that my kids are already choosing their Halloween costumes and planning their October calendar to get in […]

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Art Ideas for Kids: DIY Mosaic Magnets

September 18, 2014
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I’m always dreaming up art ideas for kids (it’s an addiction folks) and lately I have been trying to come up with SUPER EASY things you can do/make with just a few materials. That’s how this little ditty came to be. My obsession with magnets, color, printables, and geometry all rolled up into a simple […]

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Easy Art for Kids: Wire Sculpture

August 21, 2014
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Kids love to draw. Set out a stack of paper and a pencil and you’d be hard pressed to find a child who doesn’t want to start doodling. So how about translating the concept of a line into 3 dimensions? Wire sculpture is an easy way to introduce two important art concepts to children: line […]

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Art Ideas for Kids: Magnetic Doodles

August 13, 2014
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I’m back with more art ideas for kids and the second installment of heavy metal art, this time in the form of Magnetic Doodles! If you didn’t catch our Heavy Metal Art Boxes  be sure to hop over here. Today we are taking the iron filings OUT of the box and using them to draw. The most […]

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Scientific Art: Heavy Metal Art Boxes

August 10, 2014
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Magnetism has carried me away…..I love exploring magnetic projects because it always feels like we are working with magic. Think about it, this invisible force that attracts metals together…..you already know I’m a little nuts for them after we made Magnetic Sculptures, today we are using them to make Heavy Metal Art Boxes. While doing […]

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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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