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Kids Books We Love: My Colorful Chameleon

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My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

I got a copy of  My Colorful Chameleon written by Leonie Roberts and illustrated by Mike Byrne a few days ago and my son loved the story so much that he woke up at 6 am the day after we got the book in the mail to read it again! He thinks it’s so funny that the chameleon keeps hiding, and that they are always looking for her. “Ella es tan cool y tiene muchos colores!” That’s what he said, yes, I told him, chameleons are so unique, and colorful!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

Subject:

The story is funny, creative and with a great message about appreciating everyone the way they are, even if they are different, we are all unique in our own way.

What’s the story about?

The story is about a girl that has a chameleon as pet. Her mom gets angry because they keep losing the chameleon around the house and spend hours looking for her. The little girl gets in trouble in school when her pet gets lost during show and tell, so they decide to take her pet to the veterinary and ask why she keeps changing colors! The veterinary explains that this is the way chameleons are, they change colors to stay safe and out of sight, and that’s what makes them incredible. He gave them advice about how to look for her chameleon around the house, by looking for the eyes that are always moving. After listening to the veterinary they get so happy to have such an amazing creature in their house.

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

You can get a copy of this cute book on Amazon here: My Colorful Chameleon. I’m sure your kids would love the story too!

My Colorful Chameleon. Kids Books We Love | Live Colorful

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art

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This post was sponsored by BLOT supplies. All content and images are my own.

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art | Live Colorful

For the last couple of weeks my toddler and I have been doodling, drawing, and making lots of art. It’s kind of amazing, because a few months ago, the idea of sitting down with Jaxon to do anything artistic was almost impossible, he just loves being outdoors or running really fast so much! Yesterday he actually asked me if he could pick the material for his doodles, so I let him decide, and he stood up next to the paper and markers for a couple of minutes and helped me with this project.

The material he picked was some cute mini highlighters from BLOT supplies that came in a smoothie cup. He said he really liked the colors, and as soon as I saw them I knew exactly what I wanted to draw.

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art | Live Colorful

 

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art | Live Colorful

For a long time I wanted to make a fun 3D hand art drawing using Jaxon’s tiny hand. I knew it was going to be a perfect keepsake for us so we can always remember how tiny he was when he was two years old.

Materials:

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Steps:

  1. To make a 3D art hand drawing, you just need to start by tracing your kids hand.
  2. Then make a straight line on the paper and a curve as soon as you get into the drawn hand.
  3. Use different colors to create a fun and almost psychedelic effect.

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art | Live Colorful

Mommy and Me 3D Hand Art | Live Colorful

Hang it on the wall and display it as art or give it away to your hubby as a special gift for Valentine’s Day!

Check out another amazing project we created using BLOT supplies: Make a Meaningful Wish Jar with your Family

Creative Art Projects for Kids: Blow Acrylic Paint with Straws

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Blow Painting with Straws :: Super Fun, Super Simple Art Idea for Kids!

For the last couple of weeks, I had been busy with the holidays and trying to catch up with life, but Jax and I are missing the creative part of our days! Making art, doing paper crafts, playing with stickers and all those fun things. So when @smocks.on invited me to host their weekly Instagram challenge and make a lot of art TOGETHER, I got super excited! This was just a great excuse to push ourselves to be creative and spend quality time while having fun.

I made this piece in collaboration with my toddler yesterday morning. We used acrylic paint and straws to blow the colors and mix them together. The acrylic paint is heavy, and the paint doesn’t move as quickly as if you were using watercolors, but the effect is different too, and looks really cool! Swipe the first picture and watch the video here.

MATERIAL:

STEPS:

  • Place your mix media notebook or a piece of mix media paper on a table. Use a plastic tablecloth below the paper to protect the area.
  • If you are using plastic disposable straws, cut them in half, so your blowing action is more effective and closer to the paint.
  • Pour the acrylic paint in the paper.
  • Start blowing the paint and mixing color together.

Blow Painting with Straws :: Super Fun, Super Simple Art Idea for Kids!

 

If YOU want to join the #smockson challenge, here’s how:

  1. Follow @smocks.on @LiveColorfulCo @raising.kinley @toddler_tornado and @momma_teaching in Instagram.
  2. Tag your TOGETHER art pick with #smockson in Instagram. That’s it! (Together art = side by side or collaborative artwork WITH the little people in your life)
  3. I’ll pick four of my favorite projects on Sunday January 21th, and they will be featured on @livecolorfulco and over @smocks.on!