Nanny’s Art Camp

Do you have a budding artist at home?  Our resident Artist and Co-Founder is holding Art Camp.  After 10 years of holding in-person Art Camps with her Grand kids each Summer, Sharon (aka Nanny) is now offering Nanny’s Art Camp to kids around the world.  First up is 4 art projects that Nanny will walk you and your child or pre-teen through step by step and besides being creative and kind, Nanny also encourages the kids to be expressive and shares messages of kindness and confidence in her videos.  We provide the videos so your child can do these guide art projects at their own pace.

Looking for a creative gift idea for you child, a niece, nephew or other child or pre-teen in your life?  This is a great gift to give.


Kids love Nanny kind natured and calming style as she walks you through materials and each step of the art project.

And you get

The fourth project is Paper Sculptures like these.

Pre-register today for our early bird pricing-  Only $15 for all 4 Art Camp Classes and a live Q&A with Sharon Pierce McCullough (aka- Nanny) and a behind the scenes tour of her art studios.


Interested in Nanny’s Art Camp but want more information first?  Email us at kristin @ with questions.

Teachers- we would love to work with you to offer these art classes to your classes- just reach out and let’s make it happen.

Winter Wonderland Animals PDF Art Kit

This is a great PDF Art Pattern Kits for wintertime- when it’s cold outside why not let kids create their very own winter wonderland with animals and trees- this printable art kit comes with 7 patterns, directions and photos of the project.  Kids (with help) can make this set using heavy duty cardboard, heavy duty paper or thin wood.  Make this with your child or your virtual class (they can use paper).



7 Patterns

Animal Photos

Cost:  Sale- $5.00 for PDF Art Kit


Fall Dragonfly Art Project

Dragonfly Craft Project

Fall Nature Craft for Home or School

This is a perfect art or craft project for kids to do at home or at school.  And we love that you can incorporate an outdoor nature walk.  This is another simple project for kids that makes use of Fall seed pods and twigs.  The finished dragonflies can be used to display on a shelf, on the wall or make a mobile that the dragonflies hang from twigs.

The first step is to collect maple seed pods that are plentiful in many areas.  Certainly in the eastern part of the country, maple trees grow everywhere.  You will also want to look for thin twigs, especially those that have a little knob or sections protruding that look like antennae.  Twig size won’t matter but you do want to trim down to pieces about 5 inches long.

Twig crafts


  • Maple seed pods
  • Thin twigs
  • Clippers
  • Glue or Glue gun
  • Paint
  • Brushes

Nature craft project


  1.  Collect materials, then select which pieces you will use for your dragonflies.  Trim twigs to about 5 inches long.
  2.   You may use either a craft glue gun or tacky white glue, but the glue gun is easiest.  When working with a group of kids, however, the tacky glue is safer.
  3.  For ease of getting a good attachment with the glue, cut thin strips (about width of twigs) about 1/2″ long for each dragonfly.  Set strip on working area, apply a bead of glue, then set seed pods in place.  Add another bead of glue on top of this same section and set twig in place, pressing down a bit.  If using tacky glue, the dragonflies should not be moved until the glue is set.
  4. Paint the wings of the dragonflies any desired color.  Entire dragonfly can be painted if you like.

Dragonfly art project

Seed Pod Snake Project

seed pod snakes

Nature Craft Project

During the Fall season, there are many natural materials to be found.  We encourage kids to get outside and make some of their own finds.  So many sticks, rocks and even pieces of bark can be made into fun art projects.  This particular craft project uses seed pods.  Ours are from a catalpa tree but many trees send out pods with seeds or you can substitute twigs for this fun and colorful snake project.

This is the perfect homeschool activity for spending time outdoors.  Give each child a small bag to collect their found treasures, concentrating on finding seed pods and twigs that resemble snakes.

What you need:

  • Seed pods or sticks
  • Paint
  • Brushes

Let the kids paint their snakes in a variety of colors, incorporating stripes, dots etc. as they wish.

Halloween Word Search

Halloween Word Search Printable Worksheet

Halloween- what a fun night for kids- what to dress up as, and what little goodies or candy will they get at a trunk or treat or trick or treating in the neighborhood?   A night of make believe, of spooky ghosts and goblins, and ghoulish treats and maybe a few tricks.

Add a little fun to Halloween week with this Halloween Word Search to do at home or in class.

Words:  Bat, Boo, Candy, Cat, Costume, Ghost, Halloween, Pumpkin, Spooky, Treat, Trick, Witch

Directions:  Click the image or click here to print the word search pdf.

Please do a print preview and only select the page need (word search page) as there may be a directions and website url page you do not need to print.

We hope you enjoy!



Fun Felt Project for Kids

felt art project

Felt Art  Project

Kids love to be creative and this is a fun and easy project for kids at school or home.  One of our most important goals here at Ziggity Zoom is to let kids be their own creative director.  By this we mean, there are no “musts” when creating art.  Art comes from the artist’s own vision.  So if one makes a blue rooster or a pink elephant, that is fantastic in our eyes!  Many a teacher has dampened the soul and spirit of a young artist by critiquing a piece of art or a little poem.  Cows don’t have to be brown and the sky doesn’t have to be blue.  Encourage your little artists and it will inspire them in many things they do.

Felt is one of those fun and flexible materials that can be used for so many projects.  For this art project, we used only colored felt squares that are available at any craft store.  Buy lots and lots of bright colors for fun results.


  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • White glue

felt craft project


  1. Start with one felt square to use as the background.
  2. Cut shapes from other colorful pieces for felt for a fun painting on felt.
  3. Make fun animals, buildings or just an abstract design.
  4. Glue chosen pieces of felt onto the background with white glue.  Set aside to dry completely.
  5. Most importantly … have fun!

Clothespin Cardboard Animal Zoo

cardboard animal project

Cardboard Animal Project

Teachers, home school teachers and parents, this is a fun and simple craft project from recycled cardboard that kids love.  You know we like simple to make projects for the kids and this fits the bill.  Kids can actually draw their own stylized or fantasy animal body and then add the clothespin legs.  These fun animals can be made in herds of one animal or a whole zoo of different animals.  Paint them in an array of colors with dots and stripes for extra fun.

Materials List:

  • Thin cardboard (recycled food boxes work well)
  • clothespins
  • scissors
  • paint/ brush


  1.  Find boxes to recycle, such as discarded cracker boxes or cereal boxes.  Break down boxes so that you have flat surfaces to work with.
  2. Draw an animal body shape with head and cut out.
  3. Use two clothespins for legs and attach securely.
  4. If painting, you can choose to just paint the cardboard or paint cardboard body and legs.
  5. Be creative and make animals fun colors or paint realistic colors.  Encourage creativity.