sunburst painting.

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Milo had been gifted with some new watercolors from santa this past christmas so I scoured pinterest to find some uses for them. I came across these DIY Sunburst paintings and I thought this could be a fun little project for him.  When I showed it to him, he frowned and said “oh, that’s hard.” But then I told him its kind of just like coloring in the lines, but with paint! He agreed to work on one and we went to town on it.

I took a look at the drawing on the blog, and tried to replicate something like that using a pencil. I outlined the edge with washi tape, so he didn’t paint onto the table. Our version is a bit bigger than the ones she made because I thought it would be easier for Milo to paint.  I showed him how to use the watercolors and how to paint within the lines. We had fun picking all the colors and seeing how the blend together. The blending part was VERY cool to him!

We let it dry, then I erased all the pencil lines and removed the washi tape.  I hung it up with milo’s other works of art – and every time I would pass it I would smile…After one day of staring at it, I knew it needed a frame. This was too pretty!  Now its hanging in our kitchen and I’m super proud of my little guy’s beautiful painting.  I definitely see some more of these in our future.

coffee filter butterflies.

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I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely starting to get over winter and am ready for spring…Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the winter, I’m just ready for warmer days ahead. That being said, Milo and I worked on making these simple coffee filter butterflies in anticipitation of the first day of spring ahead. They are super easy to make and will keep your toddler or preschooler entertained for a bit.

You need
Coffee filters
Watercolor paints
Pipe cleaners

Lay the coffee filters flat, and paint the whole thing with different colors using the water color paints. Make sure to let the paint absorb the filters. Let them dry, and then accoridan fold the filter, about 1/2 an inch, each fold, and then secure with half a pipe cleaner. Display and hope that spring is on its way…

handprint owl.

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Milo woke up telling me he wanted to do “a project” so I skimmed pinterest to see what we could do and he got pretty excited when I showed him this hand print owl idea. I cut all the pieces out of construction paper and let him glue them onto the big paper. He loved getting his hands all messy in the paint to do the wings. He finished by writing his name on it, and proudly displaying in on the wall in our kitchen.

306. toddler art turned creatures.

I saw something like this on pinterest and thought it would be a fun little thing to do with milo. At first he wasnt having it. He freaked out when I added eyes to it. I had to quickly remove the eyes and let him keep working… But then he asked me to draw a mouth on the dragon (the red one) and once he started to see it come to life, he wanted to put eyes on it. Then he made a fish (the green one) to follow the dragon. Loved how these turned out! And I love how it made milo use his imagination to make something really cool. Check out how great he wrote his name too!

254. clothespin stegosaurus


Teamwork!
Milo and I worked on this Stegosaurus…and had alot of fun doing so! Milo did a great job on the painting, don’t you think?!

220. handprint owl.

A little family art project. I painted the trees, then milo added his handprint, dj added his handprint, then I gave them some faces.