Little kiddos will love this summer swim-themed playdough invitation - with a quick DIY playdough mat you can easily make yourself! | from barley & birch

Make: A Summer Swim-Themed Playdough Invitation

Here’s a quick and easy summer swim DIY playdough mat you can make yourself. Of course, we’ve also included some ideas to help you turn this into an invitation to design playdough bathing suits, explore textures, or simply enjoy the…

Little kiddos will love this summer swim-themed playdough invitation - with a quick DIY playdough mat you can easily make yourself! | from barley & birch
Use up scrap supplies to make this chill pool art for creative summer fun with kids! | from barley & birch

Make: Paper Pool Art with Scrap Supplies

We’re having a scrap art pool party, and YOU’RE invited! Don’t you want to just dive right into our vibrant pool art?! This summer art project is full of simple little visual art tricks that make the most of scrap…

Use up scrap supplies to make this chill pool art that invites kids to design every delicious detail of their dream summer pool party. | from barley & birch
Our free printable insect scavenger hunt on a blue background

Freebie: A Printable Bug Scavenger Hunt

We’re buggin’ out over bugs this year! This summer’s bug-stravaganza was kicked off with a cool set of DIY clothespin cicadas, and we’re rounding it out with a bug scavenger hunt. This invitation to search for actual insects is a…

Make a lovely watercolor flower garden card! Perfect for kids to make as a Father's Day or Mother's Day card and a great gift card holder!

Make: A DIY Watercolor Flower Garden Card

Spring’s arrival brings the loveliest changes to our garden, and also a parade of holidays that stretch right into summer. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day…coming up with unique gift ideas year after year can feel a bit overwhelming…

Make a lovely watercolor flower garden card! Perfect for kids to make as a Father's Day or Mother's Day card and a great gift card holder
Kids art challenge stickers laying on a sticker collection sheet

Make: A Free Printable Kids Art Challenge

A few years ago I made a set of printable art badges that we had so much fun turning into wearable awards for achievement in art. This year, with so many kids learning at home, I revisited the original idea,…

Create your own DIY Kids mixed media art challenge with our free printable art medium stickers and challenge collection sheet. | from barley & birch
Make a set of process art play tiles for composition, color and design exploration! A fun reusable invitation to create that helps kids explore art concepts through play. | via barley & birch

Make: Process Art Play Tiles for ART CAMP

Move over awards season, better luck next year March Madness, St. Patrick’s Day what?…this month’s hottest event is Womens’ Week Collective over at ART CAMP and it’s happening NOW! Every year my friend Arielle hosts a fabulous celebration of noteworthy…

Make a set of process art play tiles for composition, color and design exploration! A fun reusable invitation to create that helps kids explore art concepts through play. | via barley & birch
Make moving art with this paper playground art project for kids! | via barley & birch

Make: A Paper Playground Art Invitation

With the first signs of spring come the welcome sounds of excited shrieks, whoops, and hollers from the park down the street. Playground season is nearly upon us, and after a long winter, I have a feeling it’s in for…

Make moving art with this paper playground art project for kids! | via barley & birch
Explore movement and composition with this easy kinetic paper shape art project for kids.

Make: Kinetic Paper Shape Art

Today I was looking through an old folder of reference artwork and came across a whole file filled to the brim with the art of Sophie Taeuber-Arp. I first found her work while studying art in college, and she has…

Our kinetic shape art laying out with paper scraps and metal brads
This DIY cardboard unfolds to reveal a secret garden! A wonderful spring or summer art project for kids that can be used for a small world play backdrop. | via barley & birch

Make: A Cardboard Fold-Out Secret Garden

Spring…can you hear it coming? Deep underneath the melting snow things are beginning to happen. Every “cheep” of the sparrows and “hey, sweetie!” of the chickadees has me daydreaming of lush green secret gardens. Since we have to wait a…

This DIY cardboard craft unfolds to reveal a secret garden! A wonderful spring or summer art project for kids that can be used for a small world play backdrop. | via barley & birch