Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Fabric Quilts - Button 'em Up!

Have you discovered the easy way to create wall hangings with Button Up Quilt squares? These fabric squares make fabric quilts so quick and easy, you'll wonder how you ever did collaborative art without them! The photos here show a Baby Shower Quilt "in the making" but you'll find yourself adapting this concept to many different themes.

Find fabric quilt squares in three different versions: With photo inserts (shown here), with plain white canvas fabric, or with colored fabrics. Use any fabric paints, or try the combination of Colorations Liquid Watercolor, BioColor, and stamping sticks with Metallic Stamp Pads shown here. Have each participant create one fabric square, them button them all together to assemble. Each square comes with buttons and loops already pre-sewn onto each corner. Have fun and Have a Creative 2009!


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