Outside The Box Creation

  • Self-Portrait Colored Pencil Project

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  • Summer Slide

    Easy Ways to Avoid Summer Slide

    Have you heard of the summer slide? I’m not talking about a playground slide, but rather a slide downward that kids tend to make in learning during the summer. It is sometimes called summer brain drain, summer setback, or summer learning loss. These names all refer to the phenomena that many children begin the next school year …

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  • Secular Homeschool Podcast

    Homeschool Together Podcast

    Our Founder & CEO, Beth Herrild, was just interviewed by Matthew & Arial Buza, a working mom & stay at home dad who help homeschoolers navigate the complex & dynamic world of secular homeschooling with a focus on early learners and gameschooling! Here’s what they said about the interview: “Art education can play a critical …

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  • different Kinds of Self Portraits

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  • Monet Monoprint Art Project for Kids

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  • Art Supplies for Kids

    What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?

    I’m often asked: “What basic supplies should I get if I want to do art with my kids?” This question comes up a lot with parents wanting to do homeschool art and parents who see the value in giving their kids an art education. The answer depends on your purpose. Do you want to give …

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    Making Art Projects More Eco-Friendly

    Earth Day is  April 22nd. As an artist and a business owner, I think a lot about how to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Like many of you, no doubt, it often feels like we are trying to choose the lesser of the evils. But I believe there really is a lot we can …

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  • artistic license for kids

    Teaching Kids to Use Artistic License

    Artistic license is the way that artists change reality in order to make artwork that is more interesting or beautiful. Using artistic license is a great way for kids to express themselves and add personality to their art! Artistic license isn’t like a driver’s license that we have to apply for, we all already have …

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  • Monet Monoprint Art Project for Kids

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  • Kids Felt Craft

    Should you do art or crafts with your kids?

    Should you do art or crafts with your kids? Have you ever found an art project on Pinterest and then realized that it was really more of a craft? Granted, there are always gray areas, but all you have to do is Google art projects for kids or craft projects and it’s immediately apparent how …

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