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December 27, 2019

How to Make Black Glue

Black glue has some huge possibilities in the world of art making.  And it’s easy to make with art supplies you already have in your art and craft supplies!

November 21, 2019

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.

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!

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