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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.

September 13, 2018

Fall Art Projects-Fall Crafts from Nature

When I think of traditional fall art projects I think of handprint trees, pumpkins on a fence, and a limited palette of warm “fall” colors.  The fall crafts below aren’t traditional in that sense but they do celebrate the best the season has to offer!

September 7, 2018

Leaf Rubbing Crayon Resist- Leaf Art for Any Season

Remember making an old fashioned leaf rubbing?  We all did them when we were kids, right?  Turning the crayon on it’s side, rubbing it over paper with a leaf under it, and watching the details of the leaf “magically” appear was a staple of fall arts and crafts time.  This simple leaf art project is a new twist on an old favorite.  Short materials list and an easy process make this an ideal project for any age or skill level.

August 12, 2018

Abstract Watercolor Painting-Easy Abstract Art for KIds

 I just love this easy abstract art idea for kids.  No pressure to make a piece of art look “real” or like a neighbor’s artwork.  Creating a piece of art that doesn’t have to look like anything in particular is a joy at any age!  This super simple abstract watercolor painting process produces can’t fail, brilliant results!

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