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March 13, 2019

Watercolor for Kids- 9 Watercolor Techniques for Any Age

Watercolor paints are some of the most accessible art materials out there.  Any dollar store or grocery store carries them.  Clean up is minimal.  Two wins, right?  What if I told you I have nine watercolor techniques for your kiddos to try that will bring new life to that tray of dried up watercolor paints?  Explore texture and color through watercolor for kids!

March 6, 2019

DIy Recycled Paint Scraper for Kids

Do you have a used gift card or an old credit card hidden in your wallet?  If you do you have exactly what you need to make this DIY paint scraper for kids.  These are so easy and such a fun, satisfying process for kids of any age! 

March 1, 2019

Tie Dye with Tissue Paper- Easy, Brilliant, Beautiful

Tie dye is a favorite at my house.  We don’t do it terribly often because it is a big, stinkin’ deal.  Usually it involves a sunny day, buckets, and a hose.  Traditional tie dye is an outside only affair at our house.  This easy tie dye process uses just food coloring and tissue paper.  You get all the amazing designs without all the mess!

February 20, 2019

How to Decorate Easter eggs with Washable Markers- 3 Easy Ways

Everyone knows how to color Easter eggs with the little tablet of color you plop into the fizzy vinegar water.  I think I’ve done that for about 40 years now and while the eggs are beautiful they are all the same.  What’s the fun in that? Learn how to decorate Easter eggs using three different methods that all use the same easy supply- washable markers!

February 8, 2019

Permanent Marker Color Bursts on Fabric

Simple bits of color turn into vibrant radial designs using this little permanent marker trick on any cotton fabric item- think t-shirts, wall hangings, tea towels.  This Sharpie tie dye method is an easy and fun alternative to traditional tie dye!

October 7, 2018

Color Mixing Chart- Six Printable Pages for Learning About Colors

I love introducing kids to the world of color.  The names of colors are just the beginning.  I’m talking how to mix colors to make new colors, the relationships between colors, and even the idea that color can induce an emotional response.  These color mixing charts are an easy way to introduce lots of color concepts in an easy, hands on way.

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