Holiday

Valentine’s Inspired Easy Sewing Projects For Kids

Valentine’s Inspired Easy Sewing Projects For Kids

Holidays are a great time to do a cute craft with the kids! Do you have kids wanting to learn how to sew? Even really young children can start learning sewing skills now.  Sewing is a very useful skill that can be used throughout your life. […]

How to Make Your Own Graphic Heart Wall Art for Your Home Decor

How to Make Your Own Graphic Heart Wall Art for Your Home Decor

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I just love crafting something special! While searching through my basement, I found a frame I had bought from a garage sale.  I have a whole pile of them that I bought with the intention of using them to spruce […]

Gingerbread Man Collaborative Art Poster for Kids

Gingerbread Man Collaborative Art Poster for Kids

Christmas is coming soon and I am in the Holiday Spirit! I love drawing and I am so happy that I finally made my own drawing into a collaborative poster for my classroom…wow, was it a lot of work!  But so rewarding to see my […]

Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decor

Dollar Tree DIY Christmas Decor

**I was compensated for this post.   This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Time to get ready for Christmas! I thought it was a bit early, but since Dollar Tree already has Christmas […]

Earth Emoji – Watercolor Painting for Earth Day

Earth Emoji – Watercolor Painting for Earth Day

A great, quick project for Earth Day, or any day that you want to make an awesome watercolor painting! I recently finished this Earth Day painting with my 1st – 4th grade Art classes.  Every grade had the ability to do it and everyone loved […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Elliptical Eggs

Artist Trading Cards and Joan Miro – Perfect Combination! I’m really excited about drawing on Artist Trading Cards.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, so far – Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline and Doodling With Circles and most recently Artist Trading Cards […]

Tints and Shades Easter Egg Painting

Tints and Shades Easter Egg Painting

This project has lots of concepts to it!  Tracing, Overlapping, Tints, Shades, Warm Colors and Cool Colors! I like using a template for this project, because the idea is not “how to draw an egg” – the idea is all about mixing and painting with […]

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating

Ukrainian Egg Decorating, Pysanky, Pysanka…it’s called a number of things and it is so much fun! Pysanka is a Ukrainian Easter Egg decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a batik – wax resist – method.  The plural of Pysanka is Pysanky. I’ve been doing […]

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Artist Trading Cards – Joan Miro Inspired Shamrocks

Shamrocks are fun to draw and really fun when you transform them! I’m really excited about creating Shamrock inspired artwork this season.  My latest creation starts with Artist Trading Cards, something I recently discovered.  I’ve created a few mini artworks on these tiny little cards, […]

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

Shamrock Watercolor Resist Painting

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t a holiday I usually do artwork for, but I thought I would give it a try this year! I searched on the internet for ideas to get started, but nothing really “tripped my trigger”. I’ve had watercolor resist on my mind […]

DIY Morse Code Magnets

DIY Morse Code Magnets

My daughters just love making messages for my husband and I to decipher with these DIY Morse Code Magnets! We decided to make our own Morse Code activity, because my daughters are working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges.  My youngest is working […]

Winter Snowman Collage

Winter Snowman Collage

Snowmen are always a fun project to make in the winter! A simple project I do with Kindergarteners every year.  This cute snowman collage, teaches them tracing, cutting, collaging and drawing skills and introduces them to oil pastels.  Great for a school project or fun […]

Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper Weaving Heart – Valentine’s Day

Paper weaving is a wonderful skill for kids to learn and they love practicing it year after year! I do paper weaving with Kindergarteners, 1st Graders and 2nd Graders – each time making it more involved. This Heart Paper Weaving project is one that I […]

Postage Stamp Valentines

Postage Stamp Valentines

These Postage Stamp Valentines were so quick and fun to make! Once I got out all of my supplies this project went so quick…I think I spent more time looking for the supplies than it did to complete these cute little creations! Start with white […]

DIY I-Spy Bottle – Valentine’s Day

DIY I-Spy Bottle – Valentine’s Day

These DIY I-Spy bottles are fun for all ages and my daughters had a blast making them! We decided to make our own I-Spy bottles, because my daughters wanted to work on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges.  My youngest is working on the Junior […]

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Rainbow Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

So this soap looks weird…like who puts rainbow sprinkles in soap! We do and we love it! This is a creation my daughter made up – she loves to experiment.  I laughed when she made a seashell shaped soap and put sprinkles in it…until we […]

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

Heart Shaped Sugar Scrub Soap – Valentine’s Day

What fun my daughter and I had making these easy soaps – Perfect for Valentine’s Day Gifts! My daughters are the ones that are into making soap and I haven’t taken my turn yet, I decided I would make hearts for Valentine’s and add my […]

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

DIY Heart Pockets – Valentine’s Day

What a sweet little gift to give this Valentine’s Day! These little DIY Heart Pockets are so cute and easy to make and you can hide a favorite little treat inside.  These would be great for your children to pass out at school to their friends or […]

Christmas Decoupage Tree for Kids

Christmas Decoupage Tree for Kids

Wow! Kids love to use decoupage glue – love how it leaves everything shiny! This is a fun holiday tree project that I recently worked on with my 2nd grade students. Filling a triangle with circles is an interesting task for them to figure out […]

Paper Collage Christmas Tree for Kids

Paper Collage Christmas Tree for Kids

Trees are an exciting theme for me this winter, just can’t stop creating Christmas Tree projects! This project, I developed for my 1st Graders.  Definitely could be used for K-2. The project begins by tracing a triangle for the tree outline.  I have them trace […]

Easy Christmas Tree Painting for Kids

Easy Christmas Tree Painting for Kids

This is a fun and easy Christmas Tree painting for kids, they will love it! Super easy, super fun, inexpensive supplies! I do this project every Christmas with my Kindergarten classes and it is always a big hit! First I trace all of the triangles […]

Tall Hat Snowman Painting

Tall Hat Snowman Painting

Snowmen are so fun to paint in winter – especially if they have a cool tall hat! This project is great for 3rd Graders – there is a little bit of math, some tracing, some creative drawing, coloring and painting! A wide variety to keep […]

Decorate with Cute Paper Snowmen

Decorate with Cute Paper Snowmen

So easy, so cute…Decorate with Paper Snowmen! These snowman heads look great covering a whole door for winter season decorating. A few years ago, I was in need of a quick project to do for a 3rd grade class that was a day ahead of […]

Homemade Pumpkin Stamp

Homemade Pumpkin Stamp

When you are itching to make something and don’t have a stamp to do it with, make your own! I made my own pumpkin stamp and 5 different projects in about a 1/2 hour. I was feeling crafty and in the mood for pumpkins, so […]

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

Itsy Bitsy Spider Button Magnets

I recently found out that October 21st is “Count Your Buttons Day”.  I’ve always loved buttons, don’t ever do much with them, but love collecting and keeping them. In celebration of “Count Your Buttons Day”, I developed this tutorial for making cute little spider magnets.  […]

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration

**I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I only spent $5.00 +tax using Halloween items from Dollar Tree to make this Creepy Halloween Owl Decoration. […]

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Easy Pipe Cleaner Spider Rings – Halloween

Need a spooky addition to your child’s Halloween fun? Need it to be real easy and quick?!? I prefer all of my crafts to be fairly quick, that way my kids get fast results!  This project is so quick  – blink and it will be […]

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

Paper Straw Jewelry – 4th of July

I’ve seen a lot of ideas about using paper straws – so I thought we would give it a try! I got out all the supplies and invited my kids to come create with me.  I just gave the idea that we needed to make […]

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

diy Firework Necklace-4th of July

Need a craft for kids to do for this 4th of July? This also can be made for anytime your kids want to be sparkly!   Another 4th of July is approaching and I just love these firework necklaces that I designed a few years ago for […]

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Easy Firework Rings-4th of July

Need a quick craft for your little one’s to do for 4th of July?   These Firework Rings are so quick and easy to make – my daughter just made four all by herself in less than 4 minutes!  And they are so much fun […]