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The Artful Parent

Simple Ways to Fill Your Family's Life with Art and Creativity

SKU# 9781590309643




Roost | 04/09/2013
Pages: 344 | Size: 7 x 8.5
ISBN: 9781590309643

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

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.

Monoprinting from Artful Parent
Monoprinting on a Plexi Frame
This easiest of printmaking activities produces a unique result each time.

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Body Tracing and Painting from Artful Parent
Body Tracing and Painting
This activity gets children seeing and thinking about their bodies and helps them work on their sense of self.

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