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  #1  
June 11th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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okay im the least artistic person ever so i need easy craft/art ideas for my kids. (5 and 3)

any help would be great!!
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June 11th, 2010, 01:37 PM
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Are you looking for just "ideas" in general or art curricula or what? Personally, I like Kumon and Abeka.
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June 12th, 2010, 01:34 PM
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i didnt know they had curriculms!
i guess both

thanks for your responses Bensmom-you're the only one responding to my questions
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June 12th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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I've been eying the book Preschool Art by MaryAnn Kohl. It has lots of different art projects for younger kids:

Amazon.com: Preschool Art: It's the Process, Not the Product (9780876591680): MaryAnn Kohl, K. Whelan Dery: Books
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June 12th, 2010, 06:01 PM
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thanks for your responses Bensmom-you're the only one responding to my questions
It's the weekend. Things are usually pretty dead around here on the weekend. I've got to run out, but I'll be back later........
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June 12th, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Brenda-are there any descriptions of what they do?
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June 13th, 2010, 06:36 AM
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The activities are broken down by season (during the "school year" it includes months). I'm sure you wouldn't have to do them that way, if you're looking for a summer thing. It's a pretty hefty book (260 pages, and I would guess over 200 activities). Each activity gives you an approximate age that it would be good for (Amazon says 4-8, but the activities are all 3-5+), an idea of the prep time needed, if you need to help (rather than just setting it up and letting them work by themselves), materials, directions, and variations.

The book is broken down into eight styles of activity. Here's an example of some of the activity names within each style:
drawing: dry chalk/wet paper, crayon rubbing, fuzzy glue drawing
painting: chalky leaf spatter, stained glass painting
clay: salt figures, claydoh beads
dough: stained glass cookies, apple heart pizza
sculpture: string thing, painted foil sculpture
collage: collection collage, heart flutters
craft: branch weaving, finger puppets, tray punch and sew
construction: cardboard stable, paper bag kite


It's a combination of several of her other books, if you're more interested in one particular style of activity:
Amazon.com: Preschool Art: Drawing (9780876592236): MaryAnn F. Kohl, Katheryn Davis: Books
Amazon.com: Preschool Art: Collage & Paper (9780876592526): MaryAnn F. Kohl…
Amazon.com: Preschool Art: Painting (9780876592243): MaryAnn F. Kohl, Katheryn Davis: Books
Amazon.com: Preschool Art: Craft & Construction (9780876592519): MaryAnn F. Kohl: Books
Amazon.com: Preschool Art: Clay & Dough (9780876592502): MaryAnn F. Kohl: Books
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June 13th, 2010, 05:20 PM
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thanks so much im going to look into that
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June 13th, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Ok, I'm drawing a blank. That looks like a cool series, though. It looks like it's more of a creative art series than a "here's how you do it" art series. The Abeka and Kumon books are really just craft books. They tell you step by step how to get the end result. If you're looking for crafts, I'd go with those, but if you're looking for creative art without so much direction, I'd go with the ones she listed. Looks really cool! If you'd rather have craft website ideas that you have to make yourself, I can give you some of those... or the easiest way is to just google something like kid craft ideas.
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June 14th, 2010, 12:15 AM
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One of my friends shared this link with me and we're finding some great crafts through it. You can make puffy paint, marshmellow shooters, batik pillowcases, etc...

Craft Camp | Skip To My Lou
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June 14th, 2010, 09:24 AM
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your local library has tons of quick, easy craft books. There is a couple that have crafts listed for the whole year (Vday, Christmas, etc)

I feel my kids are not getting enough art education so this year, we are going to be using Abeka art
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June 14th, 2010, 05:48 PM
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yeah,i need somebody to tell me what to do lol
sounds like abeka will be good
thanks so much ladies!
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