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Watercolor Painting Collage Activity – Archive Post

I found this awesome activity from 2010 sitting in my archives, just begging to see the light of day again. So here it comes to your email box this morning as a reminder to pull out your watercolors and have a little fun creating a beautiful painting for your wall.

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Here’s a link to the original activity and instructions: Watercolor Painting Collage.

Prang Semi Moist Watercolor set of 16 classic colors

If you really get into water coloring this week, you may wish to take a look at this one too:

Paul Klee Fish – Watercolor and Crayon activity

In addition, I wanted to share a free watercolor lesson plan set. I created it to go along with my Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 plans that you can use as a stand-alone watercolor course.

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 @harmonyfinearts

Prang Semi Moist Watercolors review @harmonyfinearts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sculpey Summer Fun – Archive Post

I was going through my summer art archive posts and stumbled upon one of my favorite summer art activities for children.

Sculpey!

Sculpey Projects

This clay is not like your typical clay that dries out if you don’t use it all right away. It’s flexible and easy to form into lots of fun projects like beads, animals, and pots. It remains pliable until you bake it. Our family has created many things with Sculpey and I wanted to introduce you to or remind you about this product.

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Here’s the link to my original post about Sculpey: Sculpey Projects – Great Summer Fun.

If you’re looking for a book to use along with your Sculpey, I just found a good one at our public library: Clay Lab for Kids by Cassie Stephens. This book has a section on using polymer clay and shares some fun and even practical projects you can create. I have added a link at the bottom of this post.

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 Sample Collage

Harmony Fine Arts Grade 7 plans include a unit on using polymer clay. The book I suggest as the resource for those projects is called Polymer Clay by Irene Dean.

However you decide to use Sculpey this summer, I know you’re going to enjoy some creative time with your children.

 

Please note these are Amazon affiliate links to products I have used and love.

Create a Basic Art Resource Library for Your Homeschool

 

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I’m often asked for a list of art books that I think are valuable in a homeschooling library. I created a post years ago that is still relevant today: Art Books: My Suggestions for a Basic Library.

Take a look at the suggested books and see if you already own any of them. Then, make a list of books to check for at your public library. I always like to look at a book before I purchase it, saving precious homeschooling dollars.

Note there are the essential books that form the foundation of my art library listed in the archive post and then there are several other resources I highly recommend. Keep a wish list on Amazon if you don’t have the budget for new books yet.

Please note the links above are Amazon affiliate links to books I own and LOVE.

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