Mama Gone Green is a blog dedicated to raising happy children and reducing our impact on the Earth. My name is Taryn and I am the mother of 2 young kids and an environmental studies instructor at a community college in Portland, Oregon. Please join me as I journey through life as a mama, teacher, knitter, photographer, gardener, and environmentalist!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Summertime Art!

Finn is an artist at heart. There are days where he will spend 4 hours straight at the art table imagining and creating. It's awesome. So, needless to say, these days of summer have been filled with lots of art. Of course there is a lot of drawing, painting, and cutting. But this summer I have been trying to find more planned projects... some of which have worked well, and others which have been a complete flop. Several of the art ideas we have played with this summer have been inspired by pinterest (my new addiction!). Here is a sampling of some of our summertime art:

Homemade Play Dough (an old and favorite stand-by):

Recycled Robots. Ours don't look exactly like the tutorial....but these were awesome and we plan on making more.:

and Bubble Prints:

What art have you and your kids been doing this summer? Pin It Now!


  1. My kids loved doing crafts when they were little and they loved to help bake. Every time I make cookies I wonder where my helpers are!!

  2. I just saw some bubble prints on Apartment Therapy and thought it looked like an awesome project! That robot is pretty rockin'!

  3. Looks like fun! We haven't been doing too much in the art and craft area this summer, it has been outside time all. day. long. I do look forward to getting back into our craft time in the fall.