Do-A-Dot Art With Toothettes

The other day I was doing a medical collage activity when I found a new use for toothettes: They make a great stand in for the Do-A-Dot paint bottles! Yep, not only do they make pretty flower prints on a page, they can also make other fun print designs. Here’s my example. You’ll probably notice […]

Stories From An Art Therapist

Today I wanted to share with you a great article I just read about an art therapist working in a children’s hospital. Lohud featured the article focusing on a Q&A with art therapist Gabrielle Grimaldi Bellettieri who started the art therapy program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital in 2006. There are some really great questions […]

Hospital Door Hanger

This week I want to share I project I worked on for myself, because while I was making it I thought it would be a great project for kids in the hospital too! Kids and families are constantly getting interrupted when staying at the hospital. Some of these interruptions are important and can’t wait, while […]

Window Art

This week I was presented with the problem of decorating a room made of windows without using paper. After a few trials and errors, as well as lots of help from my wonderful coworkers, I was able to find a great solution: clear contact paper and tempera paint. We first tried the markers from crayola […]

Syringe Painting

Great news! I’m back to posting more in-depth therapeutic activities now that I’ve completed my certification and have started settling into my new job. In celebration, the activity this week is one of my favorite medical art, Syringe Painting!!! If you’re new to the concept, I hope this will give you a great starting point, […]

No-Mess Finger Painting

This week I’ve decided to try an activity geared for the younger children, between the ages of 1 and 4. I saw this activity on apartmenttherapy, and I finally got the chance to try it out. The activity is great because it gives young kids the experience of finger painting without getting messy! (As long […]

Blown Flower Art

Here’s an art activity that’s a workout for your lungs as well! Blown flower art was an activity that I found through pinterest and I really wanted to try it out. You can check out the original article here for ideas. Keep reading to hear about my experiences with this activity! For this activity you […]

Hand Print Fish

I absolutely love any activity that incorporates hand or foot prints into them. They not only make cute art work, but they are great legacy building activities. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, it is what child life specialists use to describe activities that families can do that will add to […]

Abstract Watercolor Garden

Everyone has played with watercolors at one time or another, right? What I like about this activity is it approaches watercolor art in a different way. And even better, this is a great activity for even those who say they aren’t “artists”. In fact, this is a great activity for those who are having trouble […]