Monthly Archives: July 2022

Just Have Fun, An Artsy Corgi Fun and Easy Art Activity

Summer is winding down in some areas, and before long we’ll see school supplies in the stores. So try this last messy Artsy Corgi Fun and Easy Art Activity and just have fun! Molly gives it high paw rating!

In this post you’ll find:

  • Supply list
  • Step-by-step directions
  • Helpful hints
  • Clean-up tips
  • Variations and adaptations
  • 6 Ways the activity aids children’s mental, physical, and social development
  • And as always, a cute photo of Molly the Artsy Corgi

Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • Sturdy paper in various colors
  • Tempera paint
  • water
  • Recycled squeeze and spray bottles

Directions:

  1. Thoroughly wash the recycled bottles
  2. Add different colors of paint to the squeeze bottles
  3. Add different colors of paint to the spray bottles. You will probably need to add some water too. Experiment with how much is needed to get them to spray.
  4. Squeeze and spray different colors to create abstract designs on the different papers

Helpful Hints:

Experiment and have fun!

Clean up Hints:

  • Cover your work surface with a plastic table cloth
  • Wear old clothes or paint shirts

Variations and adaptations:

  • This activity is fun for all ages
  • Try adding water to the paint in the squeeze bottle for a different effect
  • Try different color choices, such as using only warm or cool colors
  • Try different types and colors of papers

6 Ways the activity aids children’s mental, physical, and social development

  1. This activity encourages experimentation with colors and designs
  2. Using these spray and squeeze bottles encourages large muscle development.
  3. Making art enhances creativity and refreshes minds and eyes tired from screens.
  4. Making choices in creating art, enhances problem-solving skills.
  5. Discussing their art and the choices they made builds vocabulary and social skills.
  6. When children make choices in creating art, it enhances problem-solving skills.

Cute Molly Photo

Summer is often thunderstorm weather, and here Molly sports her thunder shirt, which helps a little to calm her fears.

Before You Go

If you’d like more activity ideas for art, history, and nature, curriculum connections, and links to more resources, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free guide to 5 Ways Art Benefits Children’s Cognitive, Physical, Spiritual, and Social Development, with a Few Fun and Easy Activities for each Benefit

Visit my website where you’ll find free downloadable puzzles, how-to-draw pages and coloring pages for kids and a list of my hands-on workshops, chapels, and presentations for all ages.

Molly hopes you just had fun with this Artsy Corgi Art Activity. In August we go back to our school year schedule and hope you’ll join us for our monthly series about art. Each series includes:

  1. Fun ways to learn about artists and their artworks.
  2. Kid-friendly devotion based on the artwork
  3. Art activity based on the artwork
  4. Newsletter with curriculum connections to the artwork and reviews of related children’s fiction and nonfiction books. And freebies!
  5. We also frequently do interviews with children’s authors.

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Blowing Colored Bubbles, an Artsy Corgi Fun and Easy Art Activity

Everyone likes blowing bubbles! In this Artsy Corgi Fun and Easy Art Activity you’ll add food coloring and catch those colored bubbles on paper to make pretty designs for bookmarks or cards.

In this post you’ll find:

  • Supply list
  • Step-by-step directions
  • Helpful hints
  • Clean-up tips
  • Variations and adaptations
  • 6 Ways the activity aids children’s mental, physical, and social development
  • And as always, a cute photo of Molly the Artsy Corgi

Let’s get started!

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Food coloring
  • Bubble blowing mixture and wands
  • Plastic containers for bubble and food coloring mixture

Directions:

  1. Pour some bubble mixture into as many containers as you have colors
  2. Add a food color to each container and stir gently
  3. Lean over paper as you blow different colored bubbles. Watch them burst and make designs.

Helpful Hints:

  • Start with small amounts of bubble mixture, and experiment with how much food color to add

Clean up Hints:

  • This is best done outside as bubbles can sometimes float off and burst in unexpected places, leaving color behind!
  • Wear old clothes or paint shirts, because as you blow, some liquid spatters back on your face and clothes.

Variations and adaptations:

  • This activity is fun for all ages
  • Try different color choices on different papers
  • Try different types and colors of papers
  • Make it a game: lots of people like to run to catch bubbles. Instead while someone else blows colored bubbles into the air over a lawn, the other person tries to catch the bubbles on a paper.
  • Chose favorite parts of the designs to make bookmarks and cards to give as gifts.

6 Ways this activity aids children’s mental, physical, and social development

  1. This activity encourages experimentation with colors.
  2. Making art enhances creativity and refreshes minds and eyes tired from screens.
  3. Making choices in creating art, enhances problem-solving skills.
  4. Running to catch bubbles is a fun activity to enjoy together.
  5. Comparing the colored spatters on everyone’s faces provides lots of good laughter!
  6. Making something for others encourages compassion and care for others.

Cute Molly Photo

Molly got into the 4th of July spirit this past week!

Before You Go

If you’d like more activity ideas for art, history, and nature, curriculum connections, and links to more resources, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and receive a free guide to 5 Ways Art Benefits Children’s Cognitive, Physical, Spiritual, and Social Development, with a Few Fun and Easy Activities for each Benefit

Visit my website where you’ll find free downloadable puzzles, how-to-draw pages and coloring pages for kids and a list of my hands-on workshops, chapels, and presentations for all ages.

Molly hopes you enjoy blowing colored bubbles, and will come back soon for our next Artsy Corgi fun and easy art activity!