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Take gumballs and wrap with natural twine. Soak in water and then dry off and use pipettes to drip watercolors onto the balls. Neat natural art...

DSC08524 - how to make candied gum balls (those fun prickly things I always find on my walks with Gabby)

DSCN1532 - plaster of paris cupcakes with instructions.

DSCN7046 - Soak brown craft paper in water. Squeeze out water. Put ontop of piece of heavy cardboard that has been painted. Continue to add other fun items - paint, etc.

DSCN7835 - Painting with paper towel roll. Can use the finished cardboard as art and also the roll. Rolls were strung together with crumpled brown craft paper.

This looks like an awesome idea for hands on activities.

winner! by kristin :: prairie daze, via Flickr- luna camera - looks interesting!

Collage of Reggio Emilia Photographs taken during field trip visiting Italian Early Childhood Centers (series of 18 articles filled with images)

AMAZING article on all things "PAINTING" including painting with a 'pendulum' for science experiements! PLUS linky to scads more ideas for painting!!!

Colored paper circles glued to branches - cool tree sculpture idea.

Cool trees made from painted torn paper and toilet paper rolls. Stack two toilet rolls onto of one another.

Nice lesson using some different techniques - white crayon and watercolor resist for background and then water color for trees - collage...

the BEST playdough recipe, hands down. and you make it with JELLO! third and fourth graders love it just as much as the little guys, too!

Art for children: process not product A blog full of kids art ideas