Wow! Summer is almost here and you know what that means.

Summer hits, school is out and schedules are turned upside down.

I don't know about you, but it takes my family awhile to adjust to the changes. I mean it's all good, but it is also a change.  And change, any change throws us for a loop. At Wee Create Studio, we change too.  Now it's time for Art Camps.

Having something to look forward to and plan for and talk about makes change and transition easier. A vacation, sleeping late and some creative activity are all things we look forward to because it's summer.  Check out our Art Camps.  I bet there is something there your little energetic ones will enjoy looking forward to doing.

Mixed Media Owl Collage

Super excited to share this adorable little fall art activity with you all! This week in our Preschool aged class, we have been making these adorable Mixed Media Owl Collages. I found inspiration for this project from two of my favorite blogs: Art Bar Blog and Small Hands Big Art. Both of these blogs have endless ideas and I always love to see what they do! I wanted to do a fall animal project with my classes, and when I saw these owls, I knew it was perfect! There are so many great owl picture books out there too, and I just love reading to my preschoolers before we begin our art projects!

Owl preschool mixed media art using collage materials and  glitter glue

Owl preschool mixed media art using collage materials and glitter glue

We read our book, and talked about owls and their habits (sleeping during the day…). The kids were so excited after reading this silly story, that we headed over to the art table immediately! I had pre-cut the cardboard owl shapes (this electric cardboard cutter is a life saver!), and had a wide variety of collage materials for the kids to use! Colorful feathers, washi tape, fabric scraps, tissues paper, and glitter glue!

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They had so much fun choosing their own supplies to use! Kids in this age group just love having autonomy over their own artistic choices; it’s an important developmental stage for them. They also LOVE the glitter glue!! When my students see this material out on the table, they just can’t help themselves! When we are creating, I don't give much instruction. Our studio focuses on the process of the art making experience; we are less concerned with the final product.

Although, the little artists in our studio always seem to produce such amazing art works!!! I am always blown away at the effortlessness that can go into their creating, so fun and carefree, but the results are so wonderful!

Proud artist with his owl!

Proud artist with his owl!

Spray Art fun!!!

This past weekend we were invited to the Shawnee Mission Parents as Teachers Play and Learn event. They invited us to have a little booth set up, and share some of our favorite process-art activities for little ones! We had some great activities to share, but this one is my most favorite!

Spray art fun!!! Using liquid  watercolors  and any piece of fabric, equals hours of fun!

Spray art fun!!! Using liquid watercolors and any piece of fabric, equals hours of fun!

This is one of my all time favorite because it is so fun, always turns out beautifully, and kids of any age think it is the BEST! It is also super simple, and pretty inexpensive! All you need is a simple light colored fabric (old bed sheets, fabric scraps, and cheap drop cloths work great!), liquid watercolors (I love the watercolors from Discount School Supply) and some empty spray bottles!

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I like to hang our fabric, and let the kids spray up against the vertical canvas. It provides a new perspective for them. It is best to do this activity outside, or somewhere that mess isn’t a problem. The watercolors are washable, but the spray can go everywhere.

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We have done this activity many times, in multiple settings, with all age groups of kids, and it is always a success! You can get lighter colors by adding more water to the bottles of watercolor, or more rich vibrant colors if you keep the watercolors more saturated! When you are finished, you can use the dried art for a large collaborative canvas (another one of our favorite projects; blog post coming soon on this!), or wash the fabric and use again and again!


Just look at that beautiful piece of art, created out of fun by multiple young artists!

Just look at that beautiful piece of art, created out of fun by multiple young artists!