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How to Explore Nature and Art with Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Van Gogh is one of my favourite artists and I find his work both colouful and bold.  He loved painting sunflowers and did a range of different still life paintings featuring these colourful flowers. I want to start encouraging children to enjoy, explore and form an opinion about...

How to Create This Book Inspired Monster Art

We are making Monster Art as part of this week's Virtual Kids Book Club!  The book we are reading this week is the brilliant Go Away, Big Green Monster by Ed Emberley.  This excellent book encourages children to face their night-time fears and make...

How to Make These Beautiful Leaf Prints

  Creating Beautiful Leaf Prints Leaf Prints are a great way to bring nature and art together, perfect for a project using leaves found around us.  We take part in Virtual Book Club for Kids this week, using kids books as a creative inspiration. This week's book...

How to Make this Swirling Seascape Art for Kids

  Swirling Seascape Art Swirling Seascape Art is a great way to introduce children to creating abstract shapes with paint.  Take the motion of ocean waves, swirling foam and ebb and flow of the tide as an inspiration.  Using paintbrushes, cardboard scrapers, toothbrushes and fingers, this...

How to Create Some of These Apple Decorations

Awesome Hand Sewn Apple Decorations Welcome to my first post as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids.  This week's theme is all about apples as the featured book is Ten Red Apples by Pat Hitchins.  So I've thought of a simple but awesome...