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Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Cupcake Prints – Inspired by Wayne Thiebaud

Wayne Thiebaud is a great artist to learn about – get inspired by his cakes, pies and cupcake artwork! On a 4” x 6“ piece of thin paper – like newsprint or copy paper – draw 1-3 cupcakes – maybe add a glass or plates […]

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 […]

How to Make a Vase of Beautiful Stamped Flowers

How to Make a Vase of Beautiful Stamped Flowers

This is a project I do with 1st Graders…but I will tell you…I love making one too!   Start by making a symmetrical (same on both sides) vase, by folding a 9” x 12” paper in half the long way.  I like to call this the […]

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 […]

Monster Suspect – DIY Drawing Game

Monster Suspect – DIY Drawing Game

“Monster Suspects” – a fun drawing game I developed for my girls to complete the Girl Scout Junior Detective Badge! My daughters are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we love to do artsy things.  My youngest is working on the […]

Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

Easter Bunny Napkin Rings

**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 Easter and Party Supplies from Dollar Tree to make these cute little Easter Bunny […]

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

Doodling with Circles – A Sketchbook Activity

I use this project in my classroom as an early finisher project for 6th Grade artists, but it started as a sketchbook activity for myself! I’ve always been attracted to artwork that contains a lot of repetition. This one meets that requirement, for sure! I […]

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

Famous Sherlock Holmes Quotes – DIY Art

I can’t wait to put these lovely Sherlock Holmes quotes up on my wall! My daughters and I decided to make our own Sherlock Holmes inspired artwork, because they are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout Badges and we are fans of this […]

DIY Fingerprint Records

DIY Fingerprint Records

My daughters and I recently spent a lovely evening working on these DIY Fingerprint Records – I even joined in and made one! We decided to make our own DIY Fingerprint Records, because my daughters are each working on earning one of their Girl Scout […]

Mosaic People

Mosaic People

What fun these weird people are to make! This is an easy activity to teach children the basic concept of mosaics – pieces have to be close together and not touching.  I do this project every year with kindergarten, but it is definitely doable for […]

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

Artist Trading Cards – Using Dots to Outline

I’m new to Artist Trading Cards and I am hooked! Artist Trading Cards are small little cards that are meant to be works of art that are traded or given away, but never sold.  They only measure a small 2 ½” x 3 ½”.  They […]

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 […]

Complementary Colors Lesson – Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Complementary Colors Lesson – Hearts for Valentine’s Day

This a great way to teach Complementary Colors to kids – they learn the color pairs and have a wonderful time making heart outlines in a new way! I do this project with 3rd graders, they seem to have enough skill to hold their hearts […]

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 […]

Easy Circle Optical Illusion Drawing

Easy Circle Optical Illusion Drawing

Tracing circles is an easy way to make a great piece of abstract art. My students really enjoy this project. Even an unskilled artist can master this project with ease and feel successful. Tracing and coloring is all it takes. Tracing any small circle size […]

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 […]