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May 28, 2018

Mandalas for Kids- with Printable Mandala Template

Mandalas are everywhere right now- grown up coloring books, clothing trends, and even home decor.   They look fancy and super intricate but these step by step directions and a free printable mandala template make it easy to draw mandala designs of your own!  These mandalas for kids are an easy place to start!

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!”

February 18, 2018

Recycling Crayons- How to Make Crayons

You know that lovely smell that happens when you crack open a new box of crayons?  And then not too may days after that those crayons are peeled, and broken, and have lost that new crayon sparkle?  Enter this super simple DIY crayon recycling idea.  Learn how to melt crayons in the oven safely and how to make awesome  new crayons shapes!

November 9, 2017

Paint with Markers- Pine Tree Step by Step Tutorial

I’m all for free form, creative process art. In fact most of my lessons are very open ended.   But I also believe it’s good for kids to learn some basic tools or skills that they can then use in their own art in their own way.  This pine tree tutorial includes a few simple directed drawing steps plus the fun addition of color using the super simple (and not messy) paint with markers technique.

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