Headed into the Holidays at Home with OOLY

As we approach the holidays, I am sure many of us have been thinking about how to make this year extra special! As a Montessori teacher for over ten years, I am here to give you some fun ideas on how to make the most of your holidays at home. You can do these with your family through art! Art projects are a perfect way to connect with your children. 

Multi Media Art Project Idea

Show your creativity by combining several products to make one fun and unique multi media art masterpiece. Adding multiple layers of products will give dimension and interest to your art. Try this abstract rainbow bubble artwork. It’s simple yet colorful and pretty enough to frame and display.

Black Paper Crafts That Sparkle and Shine

We are going to show you how to make our favorite black paper crafts that sparkle and shine! With a new season comes new opportunities to get creative. Black paper is one of our favorite materials to make colors pop and stand out. It’s a great way to think outside of the box for your typical arts and crafts. These activities are perfect for all ages and can be adjusted to any skill level.  

Benefits of Coloring: Art Work is School Work

Creativity is a valuable skill that benefits adults as much as it does children. As we approach adulthood, we do not use the benefits of coloring or our creativity nearly enough as we should. Art and creativity give an opportunity for problem solving and trial and error—especially for children.

Summer Crafts for Kids: Watercolor Painting & Ice Cream Crafting

Summer is in full swing for us which means lots of fun summer crafts for kids, and of course lots of ice cream too! We decided to get creative with the idea of ‘cooling off’ by enjoying some watercolor ice painting, and a cute paper plate ice cream craft. Perfect for these long hot days at home.