Tape Art

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We are a tape-loving house. You? Tape art with colorful tape, clear tape, paper tape: young children will enjoy using tape in this process-based design activity that encourages fine motor skills, compositional choices, creative thinking, and more. Have you seen this colorful paper tape at Target? It's from the Kid Made Modern line and you can find it in the art supply … [Read more...]

Why We Would Be Lost Without Tape

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Are you a "Tape House?" We love tape in our house, and it gets used for just about everything: taping up wax paper sandwich bags, taping labels to things, taping art table creations together, taping up marble runs, taping up whimsical installations. A roll of clear tape is a fixture on the art table and we have a big box full of colorful paper tape (this tape from Discount … [Read more...]

Taped Trees from Observation

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My older daughter, 3 year old N, likes to look through my library or "read" blogs with me and pick out activities for us to work on. I love it when this happens because then she's self-motivated to work on a project, it supports my philosophy of educating children through an emergent curriculum, and cuts back on those "failed" activities. I was doing some research for a project … [Read more...]

DIY Marble Run

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DIY Marble Run Supplies To keep this simple (I like simple), this is all you will need: Cardboard rolls Painter's Tape Marble/s or small rolling objects Scissors Bowl or basket Decorate your DIY Marble Run rolls (optional) For this DIY marble run, we started by wrapping the paper towel and toilet paper rolls with colored masking tape. This step is purely … [Read more...]

Tape Play

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This is what the breakfast table sometimes turns into in our home. Pancakes, coffee, napkins, and, ahem...tape. Of course, yes, please pass the tape! Tape has been a favorite medium since it arrived in our house a couple months ago, and it's taken on all kinds of forms since. The colors are incredible, and full of tons of possibilities. You can find a set of ten … [Read more...]