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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.

October 7, 2019

Wax Paper Resist Watercolor Snowflake Painting

Ahhh, there’s something totally magical about snowflakes.  It doesn’t matter how you feel about the general cold state of winter- if you slow down to look at an individual snowflake it’s a miraculous little work of art.  Today we’re going to use wax paper cut snowflakes to make amazing prints in watercolor- catching all the little details!

September 22, 2019

Glue Spiderweb Resist- A Watercolor Painting

I’m not a baker but I do appreciate a good cookie decorating video.  They’re mesmerizing, am I right? This watercolor resist spiderweb painting uses a traditional cookie decorating technique to create a glue spiderweb perfect for painting over.

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!

April 17, 2019

Colorful Painted Paper Plate Vases

These colorful painted paper vases are made from a simple paper plate. No, they won’t hold water.  But they’re so sweet you won’t’ care.  These paper plate vases are perfect for holding a bouquet of paper flowers or a few treats!

April 8, 2019

Painting for Toddlers- How to Create Amazing Art Experiences For Young Artists

What do you think of when you imagine allowing your littlest artist to dive into paint?  A mess?  Haha, that’s normal!  There is some mess involved- it wouldn’t be fun without it!  But with the proper set up and expectations you can be sure your little person will have fun and so will you!  Use these ideas for painting for toddlers to set up amazing art experiences for your toddler right at home!  

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