Art Play Friday: Oil Pastel Resist Painting & Playdough Birthday Cake

  Last Friday we made a beautiful layered painting. We started by drawing on a big roll of paper with chalk, oil pastels and water soluble markers. Then we washed over the top with our watery tempera paints. We experimented with a variety of brushes, and paint pipettes, which are great for developing fine motor … Continue reading Art Play Friday: Oil Pastel Resist Painting & Playdough Birthday Cake

Art Play News

We originally set up the Art Play website as a blog, but found that it was difficult to keep it updated (alongside our Instagram and Facebook pages). So instead, we'll focus on keeping our Facebook pageΒ @artplayperthΒ up-to-date with day to day stuff - the kinds of activities we're doing in the upcoming session, special events (like … Continue reading Art Play News

Art Play Friday: Leaf Painting & Sensory Playdough Tea Party

Leaf painting is such a great, spring-time activity. Our garden is overflowing with greenery (before the summer sun really kicks in and fries everything), so we spent the day before collecting leaves with interesting shapes and textures. The set up was very simple - pots of premixed paint, kid-sized paint brushes, a roll of paper … Continue reading Art Play Friday: Leaf Painting & Sensory Playdough Tea Party

Five reasons playdough is seriously awesome for you and your kids

Playdough is an open-ended activity that stimulates imaginative play. If you’re in a playdough rut, why not try adding sprinkles, spices, rice or flavoured essence from your pantry? Or raid the cupboards for some interesting containers, patty pans and utensils? We often add small toys like tea sets, dinosaurs and cars. On sunny days, we … Continue reading Five reasons playdough is seriously awesome for you and your kids