The Secrets in the Sidewalks

Need something fun to do on a rainy day in Boston? What is more fun than hunting for secret messages around the city?  Members of the Mayor’s Mural Crew, a youth group sponsored by the city of Boston, is creating sidewalk art around the city by stenciling poems with biodegradable water-repellent spray. The water-repellent seal…

ASU Professor Uses Board Games to Teach

Assistant Professor Jeffrey LaBelle has no problem getting students to attend his class of Biomedical Engineering Product Design and Development III.  “I usually have 100 percent attendance in my class Friday mornings at 8 a.m.,” said Professor Labelle of the School of Biological Health and Systems Engineering and the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. LaBelle uses games…

Pumpkin Carving Fun!

Decorating for the Halloween holiday can be easy, fun and educational. Getting kids involved doesn’t have to be scary. I know you are envisioning the horrors of kids with knives, but there are many ways to get the kids involved without handing over the kitchen weapons. Get the little ones to line up the pumpkins…

All Hallows’ Eve

Whether you celebrate All Hallows’ Eve, the Harvest Festival, or Dia de los Muetros, this holiday season is a great time to get out and explore the world through art.  Not all of us can take a trip to explore the many wonders of the ancient Egyptian tombs, but there’s no reason you can’t bring…

From A Leaf To A Masterpiece

This young Polish artist uses fallen leaves to create amazing acrylic paintings. Inspired by the bright city lights penetrating the night sky, Joanna painstakingly dries, paints and colors each leaf that she collects from a near by park.   “I wanted to say that we don’t have to cut trees to have paper for drawing or…

Have a Budding Artist in Your House?

There are many products available to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of color, but buyer beware as some of the colors may contain toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cobalt, cadmium, and barium. “It is recommended that parents/guardians purchase only those products labeled with the statement “Conforms to ASTM D-4236” (CPSC Document #5016)…

Rainy Day Fun

It’s not raining at our house, but on those days where outside activity isn’t possible, making airplanes can be fun. We all took our turn trying to make the longest flying airplane. After a few unsuccessful attempts, we decided to visit YouTube for some video advice. ARVE ARVE We then had airplane wars outside. FUN!