Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Painting Trees ~ Pintando árboles

Fall Trees ~  Árboles del otoño Paint with Aluminum Foil ~ Pintar con papel de aluminio By Connie Goldin, LMFT Use scrunched foil balls to paint treetops. ~ Utilice las bolas de papel de aluminio arrugado para pintar copas de los árboles.     Materials ~ Materiales I used fingers to paint the tree trunk, … Continue reading »

New Books and Fun Art

New Books and Fun Art

New Picture Books Plus–Easy Art Projects for Kids By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Here are two beautiful and different books that were published this year, 2017.   In the Middle of Fall   In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes (Author), Laura Dronzek (Illustrator) was published in September, just in time for fall–at least … Continue reading »

Veggie Art

Veggie Art

Painting with Vegetables Potato, Pepper, and Produce Printmaking By Connie Goldin, LMFT We are bringing produce and paint to our multi-age “Family Literacy Parties” this month. Vegetable print-making is a fun art project when you have some “ready to toss” veggies in your refrigerator. Bell peppers are fantastic “stamps” when dipped in paint. Different sizes … Continue reading »

Gold & Silver Rocks

Gold & Silver Rocks

Beautiful Icon Art–Painting Rocks Gold and Silver By Connie Goldin, LMFT   Recently, I visited Rome and saw beautiful art and very old religious icons in magnificent churches. I love how the gold paint on wood makes the icons glow. I wanted to share this beauty with the families we see for our Family Literacy … Continue reading »

Summer Art Projects

Summer Art Projects

Summer Art~ Fun projects for kids of different ages By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT  Projects, Steps, & Supplies Even though summer is not official until Saturday, June 21st, we are geared up and ready to go with our Summer Family Literacy Parties. Our theme this month is “The Sea.” Living in San Diego, everyone has … Continue reading »

March Art & Literacy

March Art & Literacy

Literacy Party Galleries   March Family Literacy Parties Shamrocks, Rainbows, and Pots of Gold     By Connie Goldin, MA, MFT   Mom to Madre is delighted to be able to bring Family Literacy Parties to different groups each month. We always bring books for children of different ages to take home for their own … Continue reading »