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Tag: watercolor

Strawberry Lemon Scones

Strawberry Lemon Scones

This is my go-to scone recipe. Until our recent kitchen renovation, this recipe was taped into the cupboard door where I could have quick access to it. I made it so often over the years whenever we needed a pick-me-up during a long, tedious school […]

Easy, Fall Watercolor For Kids

Easy, Fall Watercolor For Kids

Here’s an easy fall watercolor you can do with your younger kids. This was done by Holly when she was 11. This can be done with cheap Prang or Crayola watercolor boxes. 1. Gather a variety of leaves outside. 2. Bring them in and trace […]

DIY Watercolor Bird Silhouette Art for Kids

DIY Watercolor Bird Silhouette Art for Kids

I’m teaching a great group of homeschoolers simple watercolor techniques, and today I thought I’d post our next project as a tutorial that you can use for your kids. Silhouette art is popular right now, and is super easy to create. Supply list:  Watercolor paper, […]

Charlotte Mason on Taking Kids Outdoors

Charlotte Mason on Taking Kids Outdoors

This week I have been re-reading Home Education  by Charlotte Mason to my great delight. I am gearing up for the fast approaching school year. Charlotte Mason encouraged mothers to take their children outside for walks and to observe the nature that is all around […]