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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!

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.

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!

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