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September 12, 2019

Color Your Own Pumpkin- Stand Up Pumpkin Templates

Everything is coming up pumpkins this time of year.  Pumpkin, lattes, pumpkin candles- it’s squash all around!  While it’s still a bit too early for decorating with real pumpkins it’s the perfect time to print a set of these stand up pumpkin templates and color your own pumpkin that will last the whole season through!

August 29, 2019

Easy Leaf Art for Kids

Here in Ohio it’s almost fall.  That’s when a spectacular display of color takes over for a week or two. I love connecting the beauty of nature to the arts- it’s so easy!  Nature just offers so many color,s textures, and details to appreciate. This easy leaf art for kids uses free printable leaf templates and chalk pastels to create deceivingly complex layers of colorful leaves!

June 15, 2019

Pet Portraits- Bold Marker Prints

These pet portraits use a simple printmaking technique to produce simple but realistic black and white print of your pet, or any subject you choose!  Add bright color with a washable markers or crayons for a pop art look!

March 28, 2019

Draw a Flower- A Directed Drawing Exercise Video Lesson

If you ask kids to draw a flower most will draw a cartoon-y flower pretty confidently.   Use these directed drawing tips as well as the free video tutorial (scroll to the bottom)  to take a flower drawings  from simple to colorful, complex drawings that will teach your kids that every drawing is made up of simple shapes and lines.

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