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April 15, 2018

Draw a Flower- A Colorful Directed Drawing Exercise

If you ask kids how to draw a flower most will be able to draw a cartoon-y flower pretty confidently.  Flowers are made up of simple shapes and are something many kids include in their drawings.  Use these directed drawing tips to take their flowers from simple to colorful, complex doodles that will even impress the artists themselves! 

April 3, 2018

Floral Mandalas- the Paint and Fold Method

Spring is coming, I promise.  I live in Ohio so this time of year I have to keep saying that out loud to convince myself as the cold wind whips outside.   These floral mandalas don’t require any help from Mother Nature but will totally brighten your mood just like the real thing.

March 26, 2018

DIY Finger Puppets- An Introduction to Sewing

This sweet and simple DIY finger puppet project is the perfect first introduction to sewing.  A simple whip stitch is introduced while the little details are simply glued on to prevent frustration.  The fun of these little finger puppets will last long after the making is done. Playing with them may be the best part!

March 11, 2018

Oil Pastel Drawing in Reverse

Starting with a page of brilliant oil pastel color allows for some color mixing fun.  Reverse oil pastel drawing with a focus on line exploration makes a pencil drawing go from simple to “Pop!”

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