Hannah's Art Club

creative art projects for kindergarten and beyond

Embossed Foil Hearts with Sgraffito Frames (February 2015)

This is a lovely project for Valentines Day that combines two fun techniques – embossed foil and oil pastel ‘sgraffito’ (Italian: scratched) – to create decorative hearts. The children (aged … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bedtime Self Portraits with Repeating Patterns (January 2015)

This two-session project was devised for my older group, who are aged between four and eight. Several techniques were used in the making of the final artwork, and the children learned about … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Teddy Bears in Jumpers (January 2015)

Shape printing is one of my favourite art techniques for young children – whereby a range of everyday objects and containers, such as plastic pots, wine corks, matchboxes, ‘Smarties’ and … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

Prickly Autumn Hedgehogs (November 2014)

This prickly hedgehog project combines a few painting techniques and is perfect for autumn when young children are learning about falling leaves and hedgehogs preparing to hibernate for the winter. I provided … Continue reading

January 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rangoli Thali for Diwali: Clay with Pulses and Pasta (October 2014)

This project was inspired by Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, which is celebrated over five days in October or November each year. During Diwali, special clay lamps called ‘diyas’ are … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Glorious Golden Klimt Collage (October 2014)

Gustav Klimt’s decadent ornamental paintings, with their jewel-like textures of pattern, shape and rich colour, are a wonderful source of inspiration for children’s art projects. I devised this project for children aged … Continue reading

October 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Pirate Ships in Stormy Seas: Painted Paper Texture Collage (October 2014)

I adapted this pirate ship project for two age-groups. The younger class ranges from almost-three to just-turned-four, and the older class comprises four to six year olds, plus one eight year old. Both groups … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment