Book Review – Belair books

As a home educator, I am always on the lookout for ideas I can use – and I think the Belair books are a great source of art projects. The huge range of Belair books are mostly aimed at teachers wishing to create classroom displays. Some of the ideas therefore are a bit school oriented,  but […]

Animation and Filmaking

We have been stuck in this week (new puppy!) so the children have been making an animation. We made one some time ago by drawing a background picture (the sea) and taking still pictures of the drawn and cut out characters (fish) which we moved a fraction each time. When we strung the pictures together […]

Heart Exhibition

This site can take a little while to load (and has a strange navigation method), but the Wellcome Collection’s Heart Exhibition is a fascinating look at the human heart – from scientific details to how it has been presented in art. An interesting tour for older children.

Book Review – Discovering Great Artists

 Discovering Great Artists by MaryAnn Kohl seems to be a book that I keep going back to, and one I find very useful. The book contains 110 art projects for children, each project based upon the styles and techniques of the great masters. The artists are grouped by style (Impressionist, Modern, Realism etc.) and a small paragraph […]

Snowflakes craft

If you are doing christmas decorations at the moment, try this snowflakes site.  We have had a lot of fun with the mini-flakes – adding them to our decorations and home-made christmas cards. And the high-resolution photographs of snowflakes are wonderful!


Just to let you know I have added an article about strewing with loads of ideas of free things for you to strew. The full article can be found here. A list of all my articles can be found here.


I mentioned in my post on Doing the Days that I would tell you about our experiences of journaling – so here they are!! I got into journaling (although I had always journaled a little) after reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. She advocates the use of morning pages – 3 pages to be written every […]

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