Art can provide families with an incredible way to slow down and find calm in the chaos of day-to-day life. As a mom of three and a former preschool teacher, I have had so many opportunities to witness the power of art with my own family at home and in my classroom. Beyond just helping your child develop creativity, art has numerous other benefits including strengthening fine motor skills, providing your child with calming, sensory input, encouraging independence, and promoting problem-solving and resilience.
Watercolor. It’s perhaps the very first painting medium that we are introduced to as kids, but I’ve discovered that no matter your age or skill level, watercolor is a fun way to play with color.
Spring is right around the corner and I am so excited to share with you some simple DIY crafts you can make at home with items you probably already have! The items I used in my crafts are sustainable materials, which of course are perfect for celebrating Earth Day and Spring! My family and I love spending time outdoors during this time of the year, especially when mother nature gives us more sun. I hope you enjoy these fun activities to do with your children using some fun OOLY products.
Winter crafts are a great way to ring in the season, whether your child is schooling from home or in the classroom, this year has changed young schedules everywhere. It is important to include some arts and crafts in your family’s day! Get in the holiday spirit by creating winter themed crafts to display all around the house. This will be a step-by-step guide all about how to create each of these winter crafts.
Create a beautiful, mess-free snow globe art project using some of your favorite OOLY products! This project is the perfect way to welcome the winter season. With sparkly gel crayons, glitter glue and pearly paints this snow globe project will bring a bit of winter wonderland magic into your home! When you’re finished, you can display your snow globe on a bookshelf or add a little hanger on the back to hang it on the wall. Read below for the full tutorial and learn to make your own snow globe art.