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Oil Pastel Witch Hat Drawings

Black paper and oil pastels are one of my most favorite art time combinations. My girls and I had fun designing our own wacky witch hats, just in time for Halloween decorating! This is an open-ended project that is fun… Continue Reading →

DIY Chalkboard Paint and Canvas

It’s back-to-school season and I have chalkboard on my mind! I have long loved everything chalkboard and use it various ways around our home. But this time I wanted to do it with a twist, DIY chalkboard paint! I thought it… Continue Reading →

Open-Ended Art With Kids: Collages

My favorite kind of activity to do with Kieran is open-ended: those with no particular finished product in mind. I love seeing his creativity blossom this way: he is in total control of the activity, and I never know where… Continue Reading →

Paper Scrap Fall Trees

We’re just starting to see some fall colors in our neighborhood, which makes me so happy. I love fall! Even though we’re still a few days away from the official first day of autumn, my girls and I were ready… Continue Reading →

Simple Fabric Mosaic Artwork for Kids

I am constantly looking for great artwork for my home so it’s no wonder that I love it when my kids make awesome things! Children’s artwork doesn’t just have to be restricted to the refrigerator for display. In fact, some… Continue Reading →

The Artful Parent Resource Book

I love a good kids craft book and I’m so excited about this one from Jean of The Artful Parent. I’ve been following her blog since I started blogging and her site is filled with so many fabulous ideas. It’s… Continue Reading →

Cropped Artwork – Displaying Abstract Pieces

After working on the gallery wall for my bedroom, I had an idea. An idea that I’ve used in some of my work in the past and that I’ve seen in the work of my friend, Annie. It’s like a peek-a-boo… Continue Reading →

Easter Egg Yarn Art

As you may already know, we’re big fans of yarn! Today we’re sharing something fun for Easter and making some art to display. We’ve done this style of art before for a Christmas yarn art piece, now we’re crafting with… Continue Reading →

Easy Color Block Frame

I’m loving finding new ways to color block things. I feel like it’s the minimalist’s approach to jazzing things up without creating a whole lot of visual clutter. I’m excited to share with you a simple, fast and temporary way… Continue Reading →

Tinted Paintings for an Ombre Landscape

My girls love mixing custom paint colors for projects. Sometimes I think they like the color mixing more than the painting! Lately, we’ve been experimenting with adding white to our basic colors, creating lighter color variations called tints.  These tinted… Continue Reading →

Art Camp for Big Kids from The Joy Guild

I’ve just caught wind of this fabulous creative weekend called Art Camp for Big Kids put together by crafter Lori Stone. And I’m in love with that name, aren’t we all just big kids?! It’s an event happening north of Seattle,… Continue Reading →

Family Time With This Creative Drawing Table

How fun would this Family Drawing Table from Tim Durfee & Iris Anna Regn be to have in an art room? Found over at the M&T Spotlight by Handmade Charlotte, I would love to spend hours with my kids at this… Continue Reading →

Creating 3-D Paper Sculptures With Kids

On most Fridays, I set-out a free play art activity for my girls. I pull out materials we haven’t used in a while, various items that fit a theme (like “round”), or craft supplies that we don’t normally use together…. Continue Reading →

Artistic Bathtime Foam Toys

I love these great Bathtime Foam Shapes by Blue Eyed Freckle. The possibilities are endless with the artistic creations kids can make in the bathtub.

Playing With Trash: Mini Lego Playhouse

It’s so hard to throw boxes into the recycling. Not because I want to keep them, but because my sons always want to play with them! Boxes are such a great blank canvas for creative play, and kids seem to… Continue Reading →

Creating Art with Stenciled Brownies

My 5-year-old daughter Cate loves cooking. She also loves eating chocolate. And, more than anything, she loves doing art projects! Coloring, cutting, painting, pasting…if there’s paper involved, she’s there. So I decided to combine all these favorites into a fun… Continue Reading →

Giveaway: The Dreamy Giraffe, Bright Big-Eyed Art

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered in for these amazing prints. We have 3 winners. #24 Kendra, #65 Alicia, #185 Dymphna! I’ll get you in contact with Kathy to choose your print. The Dreamy Giraffe, one… Continue Reading →

Custom Caricatures from an Amazing Artist

You’ve seen the fun caricature drawings people get at carnivals and festivals. I love them. They find the silliest features your face might have and bring it to life. Gabriel Olsen is one of those amazing illustrators and is a… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Organize and Display Your Child’s Artwork

Guest Post by Heidi of Budget Wise Home When your child’s artwork starts overtaking the refrigerator, it’s time for a better display system. With so much artwork coming in every day, figuring out where to put it all can get… Continue Reading →

Fun with Chalk Pastels

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities at Grandma’s house was playing with her chalk pastels. They were like chalk, but more intense in color, a more serious art supply than we were accustomed to. She taught… Continue Reading →

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