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Make a Colorful Collage with Your Kids

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I’m partnering with LIFEWTR to bring you this project and inspire you to create something colorful and fun with your kids.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

I really enjoy making time to work on something creative with my son. It’s great because I know that through art and creativity, he will learn tons of new things about colors, shapes, history, nature, science and almost anything he can imagine, and at the same time, I get to spend precious quality time with him which is amazing.

The other day, I went to my local 7Eleven to buy a few bottles of LIFEWTR and went back home. Their amazing labels inspired me to create something fun that afternoon, and Jaxon got excited about the idea when I showed him the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit that I got the other day. He was asking me to play with the sheets of paper since I got home with the kit, but I wanted to wait until I had an idea of something that we could create together with the material in in the box.

LIFEWTR is doing a fantastic job showcasing emerging artists on their bottles. They believe, just like me, that creativity and inspiration is as essential to life as water.

This kit that LIFEWTR and Scholastic created, includes art lessons and activities that motivate the little ones to explore techniques for illustrating characters, stenciling collages, and creating inked black-and-white designs with color blocking using printed pages with the artwork of three young artists.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

Jaxon and I decided to make a collage for his room using the colorful paper sheets. The idea was so simple, but perfect for his age, and the end result was super fun and cheerful!

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

MATERIAL:

  • Printed paper sheets included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
  • Stencils included in the the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit
  • 1 Thick white paper sheet
  • Glue
  • Scissors

STEPS:

  1. Use the stencils to draw shapes on the back of the colorful paper included in the LIFEWTR and Scholastic kit.
  2. Cut the shapes.
  3. Place the shapes on the white paper sheet creating a design you like. Then glue all the pieces down.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

We actually designed something really simple, that was appropriate for a preschooler. If your kids are older, let them play with the stencils and use as many shapes as they want. Gluing different shapes together or one on top of other is a great way to make something unique and neat.

Find these amazing LIFEWTR bottles at your local 7ElevenEvery few months you will see a new series of LIFEWTR bottles focusing on a unique aspect of art, and putting the spotlight on three new artists. The next one is the Series 5 ‘Art Beyond Borders’ bottles and I’m sure it’s going to be super colorful. To see bottles and artwork from the past series check out their site here.

How to make a colorful collage with your kids with LIFEWTR & Scholastic | Live Colorful

 

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

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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

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!