Hannah's Art Club

creative art projects for kindergarten and beyond

Rock Pools: Mixed Media & Salt Dough (February 2014)

One of the children’s favourite stories at the moment is Julia Donaldson’s Sharing a Shell, and they love the lively, colourful and sparkly illustrations by Lydia Monks (below). Over two sessions, my three … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Monsters vs. Aliens: Finger Leg Puppets (November 2013)

For the last Art Club session of the year with my four to six year olds, I wanted to do something that was easy, imaginative and fun! The children love … Continue reading

January 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rainbow Monoprints (September 2013)

In the past I have used plastic sheeting or perspex plates for monoprinting, but this year I had new idea – to use opened-up laminating pouches instead! My old perspex … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Puffy the Puffer Fish and friends: Mixed Media Collage (September 2013)

This year I have some very young children in my Art Club, so I thought it would be good to start with a project based on a storybook. Books with … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

Foggy, Foggy Forest: Tree Silhouettes (October 2012)

Children’s book illustration is an art form in itself. I find it particularly interesting when illustrators are behind both the imagery and the text of a book, as their stories … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

My Alien Loves Underpants! A shape-printing project (October 2012)

Storybooks with fantastic illustrations are always a great source of inspiration for art projects, especially for my youngest Art Clubbers who are aged between three and four. Aliens Love Underpants, written … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 5 Comments

Spooky Haunted Houses: Inspired by Kazuno Kohara (October 2011)

This is a fun project for Halloween that really gets children’s imaginations running wild! I think the best story books are those with really evocative, eye-catching illustrations that grip children as … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 1 Comment