Tagged with Doodlebug Club

A Whole Lotta Love

A Whole Lotta Love

*A* and I are spending a quiet day at home today, which suits us just fine. It’s frigid outside, super windy, we’re both recovering from rather nasty colds, and as I’ve spent much of the week being a bachelor (*A*’s been at a counseling conference for the past several days, like she did last year), I’m … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Bubble Wrap Fish Prints

Doodlebug Club: Bubble Wrap Fish Prints

Despite the impending snow storm, we had a great time at Doodlebug Club this week.  Using bubble wrap and washable paint, we made bubble wrap fish prints, an idea I got from Tippytoe Crafts.  Bubble wrap makes great fish scales – who would’ve thought? And I’m here to tell you that popping bubbles in bubble … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Secret Message Paintings

Doodlebug Club: Secret Message Paintings

This week at Doodlebug Club, we made art with secret messages.  Well, sort of.  Mostly, we just explored using watercolors for the first time.  The idea (to start with) was use a white crayon to write a message  or draw a picture or design, then paint over it with watercolors.  The wax in the crayon … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Painting with Mittens

Doodlebug Club: Painting with Mittens

For the museum’s preschool art class this week, I borrowed the idea of painting with mittens from Teach Preschool, a great website / blog dedicated to all things preschool learning.  There are tons of ideas on that site for things to do with preschoolers, many of which are art-related, and lots of which tie into … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Holiday Helpers

Doodlebug Club: Holiday Helpers

The impending joy of Christmastime is on everyone’s mind right now, Doodlebug artists especially.  This week for Doodlebug Club, we determined that Santa might need a little help in the decorations department.  We helped him out by making some wrapping paper using cookie cutters for stamps, and then made a snowflake ornament for the tree. … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Torn Paper Owls

Doodlebug Club: Torn Paper Owls

Doodlebug Club this week was alive with flapping feathers, huge orange claws, and giant yellow eyes.  Luckily they were all made out of paper and were easily dealt with – but it took some preschool wranglers the better part of 45 minutes to get them under control.  🙂 This week we made owls from torn … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Art for Turkey Day!

Doodlebug Club: Art for Turkey Day!

Today was a dreary, rainy, cold day – perfect for doing art inside!  I had a small crew of preschoolers today for Doodlebug Club – and what they lacked in numbers, they made up for in enthusiasm over Turkey Day art! Our first project was to make Coffee Filter Feather Turkeys.  This was a super-simple … Continue reading

Last of the Leaves (or, I’m Not Ready for Winter!)

Last of the Leaves (or, I’m Not Ready for Winter!)

Like it or not, I’m realizing that winter’s almost here.  We’ve had a couple of false starts, with temperatures plummeting and then, two days later, it’s short-sleeve weather again.  The museum where I work is in the mountains, and there’s always about a 10-degree temperature difference, and usually a 2-week difference in season changes from … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Smooshed Monster Paintings

Doodlebug Club: Smooshed Monster Paintings

This week at Doodlebug Club we made Smooshed Monster Paintings.  (No, I didn’t subject the wee ones to Rorshach Tests).  And boy, can those guys squirt some paint! Smooshed Monster Paintings in 5 8 10 easy steps 1.  Fold a sheet of white paper (thick – the watercolor kind) in half and unfold them again. 2. … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Let it Fall!

Doodlebug Club: Let it Fall!

At Doodlebug Club this week, we tried out a couple of projects I’ve been saving just for fall: leaf rubbings and cork painting. Of course, there are lots of leaves on hand these days, and what with all of the events the museum does, we have many, many corks lying around.  We’ve got the paint … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt!

Doodlebug Club: We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt!

One of the dad-tivities I’m most looking forward to with our kids is getting outside and exploring nature.  I regularly try out some of these ideas with my Doodlebug Club kids, who are exceptionally willing little guinea pigs! This week, we went on a leaf hunt to enjoy the leaves that are making the North … Continue reading

Doodlebug Club: Ten Apples Up on Top!

Doodlebug Club: Ten Apples Up on Top!

This week at Doodlebug Club, the weekly preschool art class I teach at the museum, our activities were all about apples.  We painted apples, read about apples, and played games with apples.  All four little Doodlebug boys had a great time! We started class today by painting apple shapes, which included stems and leaves.  Each … Continue reading