Sock Caterpillars

Children make these caterpillars from old socks, fabric pieces, yarn, and pom-poms.

Hello! It’s been a while. I am busy writing a book (more to come on that later) and it’s taking all. my. time. I’m sorry for the inspiration gap. But today’s post is worth the wait!

Last November, I interviewed Samara Caughey, owner of the famous children’s art studio Purple Twig, and one very creative and inspiring art teacher out in LA. Definitely click over and read the interview if you are interested in arts education, and if you want to see lots of incredible children’s art.

Samara influences me in so many ways, igniting a spark in me every time I see a new blog post or Instagram photo. Last summer, I recreated one of her projects in my art camp — these faaab sock caterpillars. How cute are these guys?

Children make these caterpillars from old socks, fabric pieces, yarn, and pom-poms.

Children make these caterpillars from old socks, fabric pieces, yarn, and pom-poms.

Children make these caterpillars from old socks, fabric pieces, yarn, and pom-poms.

Please click over to Samara’s blog post for the directions and some adorable photos of her mommy-and-me class making the most endearing little caterpillars you’ve ever seen.

And here are a few more of my favorites from the Purple Twig blog:

Doughnuts Anyone?

How Does Your Garden Grow

Making Sushi

Paper Maché Animals

Oh, and you must follow Purple Twig on Instagram. Seeing her little students’ creations puts a smile on my face each and every time.

Thanks for all of your fab ideas, Samara. You have the best imagination!

xo, Bar

PS: Here is my Beginner Art Supply list, and my Favorite Craft Supply list, if you need help knowing what to buy to fill your kids’ art area.

PSS: Follow me on Instagram to see what I’m up to at the moment, and Facebook for tons more creative and artsy ideas.