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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!

September 5, 2019

Rainbow Leaf Prints- with Washable Marker

Rainbow anything is beautiful but these leaf prints combine the colors of the rainbow with the delicate details of leaves for a finished product you just want to keep looking at!  Whether you use this project as an opportunity to talk about the colors of the rainbow or focus on the sensory aspect of coloring on leaves- it’s a winner!

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!

August 28, 2019

Leaf Mandala Printing with Watercolor Paints

I believe in making art out of what’s available, using what you have.  In Ohio right now we have an abundance of leaves.  It’s green everywhere.  Although this lushness won’t last forever while it’s here it’s pretty awesome and using the greenery to make more beautiful art just seems natural.  All you need for these leaf mandala prints is some pretty little leaves and some watercolor paints! 

August 7, 2019

Sidewalk Chalk Paint – A DIY Recipe

My kids love sidewalk chalk paint.  In the past I’ve purchased it in powdered form and doled it out stingily to make it last longer than a day.  No more!  This three ingredient sidewalk chalk recipe is so easy the kids can make it themselves!  And the making is half the fun!

July 12, 2019

How to Make Easy Paper Mache Bowls

Have you ever made old fashioned paper mache- you know, the kind with the flour paste and newspaper strips?  Let me show you a simpler, neater way to make super fun patterned paper mache bowls with the unlikeliest of materials!

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