Perfect for family gatherings, team or club gatherings, and especially class parties, a plastic saran wrap ball game will not disappoint!
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Love them or hate them, elementary school diorama projects are part of life for the typical parent! Here we’re sharing our process for making a grassland diorama in 2nd grade and a rainforest diorama in 5th grade.
As an artist and designer, I believe art is a great way to express yourself, including day-to-day feelings. This is one of the reasons I’ve loved my daughter’s daily Reflections pages, where she draws and writes how she is feeling each day. Check out this exercise and perhaps incorporate it into your day-to-day too!
When our youngest was five, we started our family tradition of making ginger bread houses together. I’m always pleasantly surprised how well the store-bought kits are made. With no recipe and hardly any preparation, gingerbread house kits are a no brainer for busy families. Read on for tips.
Learn to draw food-themed folded monsters. Go from delicious to terrifying! Especially fun for elementary-aged children!
Pumpkin decorating has changed quite a bit since I was a kid in the 80s and 90s; now, there are ideas and kits galore, printable patterns for carving, and so much more. It can be a bit overwhelming. Here are a few ideas we’ve tried over the years. They’re simple, family-tested, and ready to become your next family tradition!
Arts and Bricks creator Kelly Barkhurst shares a digital collage technique that combines photographs and children’s artwork, showing our world through our children’s eyes!
It can feel like a daunting task when you need your kids to learn to relax and reset. Fortunately, there are ways you can teach your kids self-care without falling into an expensive trap.
Here at Arts and Bricks, we’re BIG fans of creative kids (and that’s every child)! This round-up of arts and crafts gift ideas is full of products that foster children’s creativity and “artsy” making. Our list is specially selected for elementary-aged children, children 5 to 12.
A collection of creative LEGO vehicle MOCS made by children
A marble LEGO challenge is an excellent STEAM/STEM build for elementary-age children. It teaches engineering skills and fosters creativity. Winning!
Explore the projects taught during an elementary aged art camp in our area. The focus was mixed-media and included printmaking and collage.
I’m fascinated by how my children draw, paint, and doodle themselves, our family, and others. The way their renderings of the human form have changed over the years is fascinating.
Here are my favorite drawings of people created by my favorite little people!
Learn to make your own Roll-A-Haring dice game or print and play our Sports and Christmas-themed games.