It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

I love doing art with kids, I think it is fabulous, beneficial and for me, second nature. I can look at materials in front of me and figure out something to do with them on the spot. I know this isn’t always the case for everyone, so I thought I would share a really easy chart that I made for the preschool.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…
Pick something from Section 1 OR 2 (over achievers can do both) AND something from Section 3 and there you go… art experience.


Really, that is it.
Give it a try! This list should set you up with many different ideas for projects and if you have any items I missed, by all means, please let me know!
Section 1
Things to Glue (Collage items)
tissue paper squares
construction paper
paper scraps
scrapbook paper
foam shapes
sand
glitter
buttons
stickers
paper shreds
hole punches of all sizes
feathers
sequins
circles
ribbon
jewels
yarn
pipe cleaners
tooth picks
popsicle sticks
flowers
Section 2
Things to Paint With:
brushes
sponges
rollers
ice (colored with watercolors)
cookie cutters
marbles
pine cones
salad spinner
feathers
yarn
corks
sticks
rocks
spray bottles
q-tips
cotton
eye droppers
leaves
fingers
feet
Section 3
Things to Glue or Paint ON:
foil
plates
plastic wrap
wax paper
pine cones
plastic tubs and containers
cups
butcher paper
cd’s
sticks
wood
branches
fabric
paper
cardboard
boxes
cardstock
tile
milk/ juice cartons
baby food jars
tubs
frames
table cloths
napkins
cans
egg cartons
styrofoam
felt
burlap
wreaths
popsicle sticks

One Response to It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3

  1. Miller Racing Family January 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    You have motivated me to paint with Lila. Trey loves all kinds of crafts so maybe Lila will be the same.
    You will be so proud this weekend I did my first sewing project, leggings for Lila.
    Hope all is well with you!