DIY Bonnet Instructions for Costumes and Dress-Up

This year, our Primary school is putting on the musical “Beauty and the Beast”. Drama and musical theater are terrific extra-curricular activities for child development so I was delighted when G1 joined the production this year. To support his efforts, I volunteered to help “in any way that I can”. In the end, I was assignedContinue reading “DIY Bonnet Instructions for Costumes and Dress-Up”

Art Therapy Can Help Children Flourish in Life

It seems that everyone today has some level of stress in his or her everyday life. Whether it is rooted in work, school, the past, or personal relationships, stress is a huge part of our lives. Stress can have many negative effects on physical and psychological systems. An inability to positively control or manage stressContinue reading “Art Therapy Can Help Children Flourish in Life”

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists of All Ages

When it comes to gift-giving, experiential gifts tend to do better than physical gifts: People who receive experiential gifts, such as concert tickets or a zoo membership, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who received material items, according to researchers from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Experiential gifts are particularlyContinue reading “The Ultimate Gift Guide for Artists of All Ages”

STEAM Resources for Creators

STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and math. It’s the buzz word in education because the future belongs to the makers, the creators, and the problem solvers. So help your child get started with these cool STEAM resources… S is for Science experiments T is for Technology in balance E is for Engineering toys forContinue reading “STEAM Resources for Creators”

Colouring for Mindfulness, Stress Therapy, Concentration and Memory

The adult colouring book is the new therapy for stress. They call them Mindfulness Colouring Books because they’re supposed to help you practice mindfulness – which we all know is good for the mind and body. When it comes to practising mindfulness, it gets a bit challenging because it’s difficult to sit still and be awareContinue reading “Colouring for Mindfulness, Stress Therapy, Concentration and Memory”

Art Appreciation: Meet the Masters

Aside from the many benefits of teaching children art, children can also gain a lot from developing an appreciation for art: It helps children learn to think and express ideas: how to observe and translate thoughts into language how to listen and respond to different perspectives how to think critically and discuss respectfully Visual thinkingContinue reading “Art Appreciation: Meet the Masters”

Art Activities: Design a T-Shirt

Here’s a fun activity to do with the kids: create a unique t-shirt design utilising a variety of methods: tie dye fabric markers puff paints iron-on applique beads and sequins Tie Dye   Use tie dye to create a unique backing. The following instructions explain how to create different tie dye effects: Fabric Markers AddContinue reading “Art Activities: Design a T-Shirt”