Fun with Frottage


One of the things I most love about art is its sensual qualities. Art can be many things, but for me it’s the visual and tactile elements of art that I especially enjoy, and which I think are also particularly fun for children to explore. I’ve always had a particular attraction to texture especially – […]

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3 Ways to paint with Bubbles


Bubble painting is a classic children’s art activity, and it’s easy to see why – it’s easy, cheap, kids love it, and the results are pretty good too, but bubbles are also amazingly versatile, we’ve tried 3 different techniques now, and each one has distinctively different results.   Bubble Painting #1     The first […]

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Mini-Masterpieces – October Link-up


This time I’m taking no risks – September’s Mini-Masterpieces got absolutely no contributions – a first since I started it back in February.  I think this is partly because I added the link-up onto another post so that lots of people missed it, and partly because having had the enforced blogging break which made me […]

Too Young to Paint?

This week, for the very first time, Artful Adventures has its first guest post.  I thought it would be a special way of officially ‘launching’ the new site, so Rachel from ‘Really Rachel’ has contributed this post which really does show that you’re never too young to become an artist! I didn’t plan to do […]