it is time for more backyard art camp! our next project is a big one…the kind artists call installations and the kind kids call fun!..coming straight to you from the lovely Stephanie at The Crafty Kitty.
inspired by Henri Rousseau’s stunning jungle paintings, Stephanie and her beautiful children are showing us how to make a mixed media art installation—jungle style!! they went wild using recycled packaging materials, cardboard boxes, eco washable paint and fabric for this project. be sure to hop over and check it out,here.
a project of this size, creativity and eco-awareness is no surprise considering The Crafty Kitty is HQ for all things eco-friendly. Stephanie herself is a self-proclaimed eco-mama and eco crafter. Stephanie writes on her blog about crafting with organic, sustainable, recycled and repurposed materials; kid crafts, play and vegan food [with two young children underfoot]. lately, you can find Stephanie on the Prefontaine Shorts and Tumble Tee tours, as well as contributing monthly to Hideous, Dreadful Stinky! She has two blog series on The Crafty Kitty right now Sewing with Kids and Summer of Small World Play and you might recognise her nature explorer bag from the Sew Mama Sew Geocentric Bag Challenge.
to top it all off, Stephanie also owns Stitch Organics: an online organic fabric store and haberdashery for the modern sewist. Stitch Organics is the place to go if you craft with a conscience or simply like beautiful sewing supplies.
can you believe all of the amazing projects coming out of this series? It is truly an art-filled summer for the kiddos! if you are playing along, don’t forget to add your pictures to the flickr group! you can also tag any Facebook photos with #backyardartcamp, and keep checking in on our Pinterest board too!
have you just found out about backyard art camp? let me catch you up. so far, we have
- found an artful use for nature walk treasures with me
- perused picture and art books to get the creativity flowing
- enjoyed painting with something other than a paint brush with buzzmills.
- decorated the backyard with fabric scraps along with crafting connections
- and pulled off some kiddie kandinsky art with my life at playtime
still to come are projects from: