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The Artful Parent: Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art & Creativity

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Bring out your child’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 artful activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com.

Raising children in an art-rich environment encourages their creativity, imagination, and self-confidence. The Artful Parent gives you the tools and inspiration to provide such an environment for your family. By providing an engaging balance of information and art activities, text and photos, whys and how-tos, The Artful Parent will help you transform your home into a more creative environment, whether you feel creative yourself or not.

The book includes basic information about getting started, stocking up on art supplies, setting up an art space, and talking to children about art. The process-oriented arts and crafts projects included in each chapter are afar cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. They are accessible, developmentally appropriate, enjoyable, and use basic art supplies. Each activity includes easy-to-understand instructions, age guidelines, and variations.

With over sixty activities, the projects are organized by themes that make fitting art projects into a family's lifestyle easier. These themes include quick and easy art; exploring new materials and techniques; action art; quiet art for downtimes and transitions; and art for playdates, parties, and groups.

The activities include:

   • Simon Says, Draw!: This activity, an art-based form of the classic Simon Says, is a great intro to art making for the whole family.

   • Body Tracing and Painting: Get children seeing and thinking about their bodies by doing actual-size paintings.

   • Shaving Cream Painting on the Window: Let young children revel in the opportunity to sink their hands into piles of shaving cream that they can smoosh around with their hands and fingers.

   • Contact Paper Suncatchers: Create easy-to-make suncatchers with beautiful results.

   • Action Painting with Cars: Use the wheels of toy cars to transfer paint to paper—an active way for toddlers and preschoolers to explore art making.

   • Bubble Prints: A simple form of printmaking that uses colorful bubbles made from food coloring and water.

   • Swimming Pool Ball Painting: A perfect group art project—roll paint-covered balls around on a large sheet of paper in a kiddie pool.

Synopsis:

Bring out your children’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. 

Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children’s creativity through art. You’ll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions. 

The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they’re a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.

Synopsis:

Raising children in an art-rich environment encourages their creativity, imagination, and self-confidence. The Artful Parent gives you the tools and inspiration to provide such an environment for your family. By providing an engaging balance of information and art activities, text and photos, whys and how-tos, The Artful Parent will help you transform your home into a more creative environment, whether you feel creative yourself or not.

The book includes basic information about getting started, stocking up on art supplies, setting up an art space, and talking to children about art. The process-oriented arts and crafts projects included in each chapter are afar cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. They are accessible, developmentally appropriate, enjoyable, and use basic art supplies. Each activity includes easy-to-understand instructions, age guidelines, and variations.

With over sixty activities, the projects are organized by themes that make fitting art projects into a family's lifestyle easier. These themes include quick and easy art; exploring new materials and techniques; action art; quiet art for downtimes and transitions; and art for playdates, parties, and groups.

The activities include:

   • Simon Says, Draw!: This activity, an art-based form of the classic Simon Says, is a great intro to art making for the whole family.

   • Body Tracing and Painting: Get children seeing and thinking about their bodies by doing actual-size paintings.

   • Shaving Cream Painting on the Window: Let young children revel in the opportunity to sink their hands into piles of shaving cream that they can smoosh around with their hands and fingers.

   • Contact Paper Suncatchers: Create easy-to-make suncatchers with beautiful results.

   • Action Painting with Cars: Use the wheels of toy cars to transfer paint to paper—an active way for toddlers and preschoolers to explore art making.

   • Bubble Prints: A simple form of printmaking that uses colorful bubbles made from food coloring and water.

   • Swimming Pool Ball Painting: A perfect group art project—roll paint-covered balls around on a large sheet of paper in a kiddie pool.

About the Author

Jean Van’t Hul, mother of two, lives with her family in the mountains of western North Carolina. She has been writing about children’s art and creativity on her blog, The Artful Parent, since 2008. A graduate of Wellesley College with a major in art history and studio art, Jean worked in various art and nonprofit fields before devoting her time to writing and raising kids. She loves to share process-oriented art, seasonal crafts, and joyful learning opportunities with her own daughters and through her children’s art groups, her magazine articles, and on her blog. To see what artful adventures her family is up to, visit www.ArtfulParent.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590309643
Author:
Vant Hul, Jean
Publisher:
Roost Books
Author:
Van't Hul, Jean
Author:
Jean Van't Hul
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Activities
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.53 x 7.05 x 0.7 in 1.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,

Bring out your children’s creativity and imagination with more than 60 kids' art activities from the creator of www.ArtfulParent.com. 

Art making is a wonderfully fun way for young children to tap into their imagination, deepen their creativity, and explore new materials, all while strengthening their fine motor skills and developing self-confidence. The Artful Parent has all the tools and information you need to encourage your children’s creativity through art. You’ll learn how to set up an art space, how to talk to children about their artwork, how to choose the best art supplies (without breaking the bank), how to repurpose and organize the piles of art created, and even how to use kids' art activities to soften everyday transitions. 

The more than sixty engaging kids' arts and crafts projects included here are accessible and developmentally appropriate for one- to eight-year-olds, and they’re a far cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. From bubble prints to musical chairs art, these kids art activities allow children to explore art materials, techniques, and ideas as they grow more creative every day. With activities for downtimes, action art for releasing energy, and recipes for making your own art materials, this book is your guide for raising an artful family.

"Synopsis" by , Raising children in an art-rich environment encourages their creativity, imagination, and self-confidence. The Artful Parent gives you the tools and inspiration to provide such an environment for your family. By providing an engaging balance of information and art activities, text and photos, whys and how-tos, The Artful Parent will help you transform your home into a more creative environment, whether you feel creative yourself or not.

The book includes basic information about getting started, stocking up on art supplies, setting up an art space, and talking to children about art. The process-oriented arts and crafts projects included in each chapter are afar cry from the cookie-cutter crafts many of us did in school as kids. They are accessible, developmentally appropriate, enjoyable, and use basic art supplies. Each activity includes easy-to-understand instructions, age guidelines, and variations.

With over sixty activities, the projects are organized by themes that make fitting art projects into a family's lifestyle easier. These themes include quick and easy art; exploring new materials and techniques; action art; quiet art for downtimes and transitions; and art for playdates, parties, and groups.

The activities include:

   • Simon Says, Draw!: This activity, an art-based form of the classic Simon Says, is a great intro to art making for the whole family.

   • Body Tracing and Painting: Get children seeing and thinking about their bodies by doing actual-size paintings.

   • Shaving Cream Painting on the Window: Let young children revel in the opportunity to sink their hands into piles of shaving cream that they can smoosh around with their hands and fingers.

   • Contact Paper Suncatchers: Create easy-to-make suncatchers with beautiful results.

   • Action Painting with Cars: Use the wheels of toy cars to transfer paint to paper—an active way for toddlers and preschoolers to explore art making.

   • Bubble Prints: A simple form of printmaking that uses colorful bubbles made from food coloring and water.

   • Swimming Pool Ball Painting: A perfect group art project—roll paint-covered balls around on a large sheet of paper in a kiddie pool.

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