1-Video: Coffee Filter Butterflies

Reason for Choice: This video explains how to make a butterfly using coffee filters, markers, water (optional), bottle sprays, clothespins, and pipe cleaners. The materials are easy to find and cheap. In addition, the video shows different ways to make it taking into consideration the children’s ages.

Use: The resource can be suggested in a newsletter for parents; can be posted at the staff room as a suggestion of activity.

Message: The video shows how to make a butterfly with children of different ages. It teaches children an art technique called tie dye as they can spray different colours in a coffee filter to create different colour patterns.

 2-DVD: Rainy Day Art

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Spend a day with Cherie Lynn as she shows parents and their children how to have fun creating art.

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3-Blog Post: Victoria Day and Memorial Day Fireworks Painting

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4-Book: Art Lab for Little Kids: 52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers

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This is the perfect book for both parents and teachers who are seeking enriching and unique experiences to offer this age group. The Labs can be used as singular projects, or used to build up to a year of hands-on fine art experiences. Each Lab also features the work of a prominent artist for inspiration. The book begins with an introduction on materials and setting up a space for making art. The lessons that follow are open-ended to be explored over and over – with different results each time. They are geared for children being taught or guided by adults and are successful on all levels of experience and age. They do not result in “cookie cutter” end products, but are a method of learning something new each time they are used.

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5-Blog Post:Rainbow Paper

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6-Magazine Article: Why Art and Creativity are Important

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