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Mary Cassatt Art Projects for Kids

Mary Cassatt Art Projects for Kids

Art is one of TJ's favorite subjects so I try to include it as often as possible. And, if I'm completely honest, with as little mess and fuss as possible! The Impressionist artists are some of our favorites - we've done some great projects about Monet, Renoir, and a few others. Next on our list is Mary Cassatt. It seems perfectly fitting since her birthday is this month - May 22, 1844.

I've collected some fun ideas for studying impressionist art with kids - here are my favorite Mary Cassatt Art Projects for Kids.



20 Mother's Day Gifts Kids can Make

20 Mother's Day Gifts Kids can Make

There's just something special about those handmade gifts from kids. And teaching kids to honor family and friends with special gifts is a good learning experience. Yes, I expect my daughter to give gifts - even to me! It takes some effort and coaching (and can feel a bit strange when the gift is for you) but I think it's something important that we need to teach our kids.

So, even though the gifts are for you, help your kids learn the blessing of gift-giving my making some handmade gifts for Mother's Day. Better yet, get dad involved in the gift-making process too! All of these gifts are easy enough for kids to make on their own or with a little help, depending on their age.



Leonardo da Vinci Art Projects for Kids

We've been studying the Renaissance this year and it certainly wouldn't be the same without Leonardo da Vinci! The time period has been very fun - especially because TJ loves art projects. There are tons of ideas for learning with Renaissance art. We've collected our favorites to share - here are our favorite Leonardo da Vinci Art Projects for Kids.



Michelangelo for Kids

Michelangelo for Kids

It's March and that means another birthday celebration. This month let's learn about Michelangelo with these fun learning ideas for kids.

Michelangelo was a Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet. He studied fresco painting before studying at the Medici School and becoming a sculptor.

He is probably most well-known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and his sculptures of David and the Pieta. He is a perfect choice for some educational fun - from painting to sculpting - your kids can spend quite a bit of time learning about this Renaissance artist.



Learning about Abstract Art with a 3D Pen

Learning about Abstract Art with a 3D Pen

My daughter LOVES art - she would spend all day drawing or painting if she could. I, on the other hand, am not very artsy and don't really like the mess. But, knowing how much my daughter thrives on anything art related we make time to add it to our schedule. And now that she's getting older, we've begun expanding our art horizons with some cool projects and tools. Our latest find is the AtmosFlare 3D Pen - a must for crafty kids (and budget-conscious moms)! It's the perfect tool for learning about abstract art - and creating your own abstract sculptures.