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Paint Cut Paste

Jen is an art therapist and mom whose aim is to share with parents, caregivers, and teachers developmentally appropriate and enriching ideas for creative activities to do with kids.

What kind of art inspires you the most?

What's one of your favorite art projects you've done with your child? (Feel free to include a link to a picture.)

What do you do with all the art projects your child creates? (If you have a photo of the way you display art, please share a link.)

What's a simple but creative way to use spring/summer flowers to make something beautiful?

Jen Berlingo

one of my favorite ways that flowers can be used as an art material is to create natural stained glass for your windows. this classic, simple art-venture involves many of the activities my daughter & i love most: being out in nature, collecting lovely petals and leaves, and melting crayons! just sandwich the flowers and crayons shavings between two sheets of wax paper and iron them together, then enjoy sunlight filtering through the colors. this idea is appropriate and stimulating to many different ages of children. [note that it requires adult participation for ironing.]
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