Category: Activity

Dixon at Home: Coloring Eggs with Natural Dyes

Learn how to make natural dye and color your eggs with items in your home kitchen.  You will need pots eggs spoon measuring cup water container to put dye in (ex: coffee cup) drying rack natural materials: a few options are coffee, strawberries, and grapes. Directions STEP 1: Boil eggs. Once they are ready, place them to the side for later. STEP 2: Take a small amount of the natural material you chose and place it in a pot. Fill with 2 cups of... Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Girl Scouts: Camo Critters

We had our first virtual Girl Scout Badge workshop, enjoy a sneak peek at what the girls did! Many bugs are great at camouflage. In this video, you will get to see bugs in action but also get to create your own Camo critter.     Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, March 25, 2021
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Color Changing Flower: Science Experiment

Who doesn't love flowers? But what about flowers that will change colors? This science experiment is about observing white flowers that change colors! Now watch the video and see how you can do this science experiment at home! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, March 4, 2021
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Melting Ice Experiment / Experimento para Derretir Hielo

Melting Ice Experiment  It's freezing outside, but it's just the right temperature for some ice science! Experiment at home with this ice melting activity. Download Activity PDF   Experimento para Derretir Hielo  ¡Está helando afuera, la temperatura ideal para hacer ciencia de hielo! Experimenta en casa con esta actividad para derretir hielo. Descargar PDF de actividades Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Dixon at Home: How to Make a Scarf with Finger Knitting

Do you want to make a scarf but don't have the tools? Learn the basics of finger knitting - a fun, meditative process that just needs yarn and your hands.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, February 4, 2021
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Drawing Challenge: Dream A Little Dream

The new year is full of opportunities. For this week's drawing challenge, draw a dream you would like to make come true this year! El año nuevo viene lleno de oportunidades. ¡Para el reto de dibujo de esta semana, dibuja uno de los sueños que quisieras hacer realidad este año! example by Ms. Karen  example by Mr. JT Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 28, 2021
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Art Activity: Paper Cup Monsters

Have fun creating paper cup monsters in this fun afternoon project! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 21, 2021
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Art Activity: Expressive Portraits

A video that explains expressive portraits and ways to create daily mindful art through this method! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, January 7, 2021
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Where Do Colors Come From?

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. In this activity by Shelby Watson, learn to make natural dyes and pigments for tie-dye using ingredients from your kitchen! Download PDF activity!  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Thursday, December 31, 2020
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Art Activity: 3D Snowmen

Let’s talk about snow and frost! Then let’s make a 3D snowman with Ms. Allison! Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 26, 2020
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University of Memphis Art Education: Illuminated Calligraphy

This fall, Dixon Education Staff partnered with University of Memphis Art Education students to develop a collection of #dixonathome activities. This activity by Rakhshanda Rehmat and Kailey Hildebrand focuses on the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Download the activity PDF .  Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Wednesday, December 23, 2020
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Art Activity for Kids: Make Paper Birds

Follow along with Mr JT as you learn how to make this easy craft for kids! Using simple materials you can create a whole canopy of colorful friends.   Read More
Posted by Kristen Rambo at Saturday, December 19, 2020
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