Beach Art

  There is something special about going to the beach.  I love the fact that most beach activities are simple and yet fun for all ages.  I have seen fathers carefully finishing beautiful sand castles, which they started to construct with their toddlers!  I wonder who enjoyed playing with the sand more in the end, […]

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Woodblock Printmaking

  I have fond memories of working on woodblock printmaking at school.  The usually noisy classroom would become soothingly quiet during art class, while everyone concentrated on their carving.  I think it was in third grade that we first made woodblock prints. So, recently I decided that my daughter was old enough to work with […]

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Princess Crowns

  My daughter’s class celebrated the end of this academic year with a theater production.  It was especially exciting for my daughter because she was chosen for the role of Cinderella.  The play itself was a mix of classic fairy tales with plenty of modern twists, and her character had a snobbish personality.  But that […]

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What’s hiding in the shadows?

  Searching for the invisible creatures that hide in the shadows is a fun art project for kids and grown-ups.  You simply need a piece of paper, a pencil and an object with an interesting shadow.  But most of all, this detective work requires your keen imagination! The first key to finding worthy invisible creatures […]

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Miniature Foil Art with Chocolate Wrappers

Miniature foil art with chocolate wrappers

  Every once in a while, don’t we all indulge ourselves with a taste of some good chocolate?  So, why not enjoy making some miniature foil art with the chocolate’s wrappers at the same time! Here are some tiny foil objects that I made.  The bird on the left is an origami crane, which can […]

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Decorating Easter Eggs

  In our household, the coming of Easter means that it is time to prepare eggs for decorating!  We empty the egg shells the traditional way, by blowing.  It is a bit dizzying and messy, but it is the kind of fun that goes hand in hand with the season! First, we briskly shake each […]

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Wild Flower Bookmarks

  Spring is coming! The other day, I went bicycling with my husband and daughter in the country and discovered that wild flowers were starting to bloom.  Soon, the fields will be full of bright yellow, purple, white, red, blue, pink, green… As always, we picked some wild flowers to bring home.  Unfortunately, they do […]

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