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April 7, 2020

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!

February 29, 2020

Painted Easter Egg Weaving

This weaving could just as easily be done with construction paper or even recycled old art work.  But bright spring colors, a few simple watercolor techniques, and freshly painted Easter egg shapes make this paper weaving project really shine!

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.

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