Marshmallow Painting — Art

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This is a very easy art method to use with your children.  We simply squirted out blobs of different colored tempera paint onto foam plates and dot-painted with marshmallows.

You can use mini, regular-sized or jumbo ones.  You can even find novelty-shaped marshmallows during the holidays.

Just be prepared to let your kids eat a few marshmallows on the side!

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My youngest daughter enjoyed making an abstract picture.

Cardmaking – Art

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This is another art activity which lends itself well to the homeschooling family.  When you and your children make cards for your friends and loved ones, you’re also undertaking an art project.  This is a wonderful way to teach your kids to think of others and send them a note of encouragement.  Sometimes it’s nice to get a card in the mail when you are feeling alone, discouraged, or forgotten.

There is no right or wrong way to make cards, so kids can come up with their own designs, and experiment to their heart’s content.  If you start making cards with your kids, just be careful that you don’t get sucked into the never-ending list of supplies available to you.  It can be quite addicting!

Below are some of the basics that we use in cardmaking.  All of these items can be found at your local Michaels or JoAnns.  There are many, many more supplies available to you in addition to what I have listed here.  Have fun experimenting and see what you like best!

Adhesive Foam Dots

Adhesive Runner Tape

Bone Folder Tool

Circle Punches

Clear Polymer Alphabet Stamps

Colored Card Stock

Envelope Punch Board

Ink Pads

Paper Trimmer

Sizzix Big Shot Plus Cutting/Embossing Machine (or other brand)

Stamping Blocks

Stickers

Washi Tape

White Card Stock