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Art with Alyssa:  Lunar New Year Dragon Puppet

Art with Alyssa: Lunar New Year Dragon Puppet

Have some fun this Lunar New Year making dragon puppets with the kids! Dragons represent wisdom, good luck, health and strength. Many Lunar New Year celebrations include a dragon dance, but 2024 is . . .

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Chinese New Year Lion Lantern

Chinese New Year Lion Lantern

Light up a Chinese New Year celebration with this lively lantern -- a perfect project to do at home with the kids!SuppliesRed paper lanternSheet of red tissue paper1 sheet of office paperScraps of c . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Hands & Hearts

Art with Alyssa: Hands & Hearts

Art is a universal language that can bring people together, encourage empathy and spark meaningful conversations. For families looking for ways to teach children understanding, art and books are a g . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Heart Batik Mural

Art with Alyssa: Heart Batik Mural

Plan a Family Art Night that includes making a heart batik mural, homemade Valentine’s Day cards and other creative projects. This fabric batik wall hanging is beautiful and would also make a nice . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Collage Inspired by Artist Alma Thomas

Art with Alyssa: Collage Inspired by Artist Alma Thomas

One way to learn about Black history with kids is to study famous African-American artists and create art inspired by their work. Here are discussion points about Alma Woodsey Thomas and a mosaic pr . . .

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Underground Railroad Quilt Square Craft

Underground Railroad Quilt Square Craft

To commemorate Black History Month, do some research as a family on the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman. Then construct your own bowtie quilt square with paper. Discussion for families: Har . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Story Collage Inspired by Faith Ringgold

Art with Alyssa: Story Collage Inspired by Faith Ringgold

Teach children about Black history by studying famous African-American artists and creating art inspired by their work. Here is information about Faith Ringgold, who is best known for her story quil . . .

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Ice Painting

Ice Painting

Creating art with frozen paint cubes (ice painting) is a super fun summertime or warm-weather activity. It’s also a great party activity for a Frozen-themed birthday party (or any winter-themed ce . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Nature Weaving

Art with Alyssa: Nature Weaving

Supplies Twigs or sticks, 6–12” long Garden clippers Scissors Twine or yarn Variety of grasses, flowers and plants with long stems. (I used buttercup, euryops, geranium, lavender, rosemar . . .

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Art with Alyssa: How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

Art with Alyssa: How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

Have fun this St. Patrick’s Day making leprechaun traps with the kids. Start by reading a related story, such as How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace, for inspiration. Then use your imaginati . . .

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Lucky Leprechauns

Lucky Leprechauns

This St. Patrick’s Day create some cute leprechauns from plastic eggs and craft scraps.SuppliesGreen plastic Easter eggsScraps of craft foam, felt or paperSmall, miscellaneous craft items (ribbon, . . .

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Swirly Shamrocks

Swirly Shamrocks

Craft this cute shamrock for St. Paddy’s Day with green paper, glue and a little glitter. You'll Need:4 sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 green cardstock or construction paperPencilRulerScissorsWhite glueTr . . .

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Art with Alyssa: Shamrock Watercolor Banner

Art with Alyssa: Shamrock Watercolor Banner

Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day art project the whole family can get excited about! Make beautiful watercolor designs and cut them into shamrock shapes to make a decorative banner or cards for loved . . .

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Burlap Bunny Treat Bags

Burlap Bunny Treat Bags

These cute burlap bunnies are fun to create and fill with treats, making them perfect for friends or classmates! Kids can participate in assembling or decorating these treat filled easter decoration . . .

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