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I am really loving this DIY color block clock that I found from Molly of Almost Makes Perfect! Wouldn’t it make a great project for a rainy day? You can personalize it with whatever colors are in your home! This clock would also be a great gift idea for friends or family! You can never have […]

I love big bright pops of color! This DIY color blocked dipped spoons tutorial is the perfect gift idea for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day, or just a friend’s birthday. Jordan from The Happy Homebodies gives us the step-by-step instructions on how to make them ourselves! I just adore this craft project! Here are more […]

We’re making a few festive rainbow cards for spring using little dots of puffy paint. Puffy paint has such a fun texture to it, making your cards pop out and come to life. With these darling rainbow cards, we’re painting lots of little dots for each color to our rainbow pictures. A little goes a […]

Bulb flowers are about to make their triumphant early Spring return and I could not be more thrilled. I’ve been seeing pots of them in various stores, ready to grow and think that this idea for paint drip planters from One Artsy Mama (I found it at the M&T Spotlight) would be such a fun […]

With the new year just around the corner (ah, where has 2011 gone?!)… I’ve been thinking a lot about goals for me and my family. Each year we try to think of a new motto that my family can focus on that year. The theme we decided on for 2012 is: Together we can do […]

Thanks to the folks at Martha Stewart and Plaid, who’ve teamed up to create a power pack of decorative paint and supplies, I received a fun box full of supplies. Right away I headed for these circle sponge stamps, endless possiblitites with these sponges, I’m sure you’ll be seeing more crafts from these. Today I […]

Summer Camp guest post by Cathy of Nurture Store. My daughter loves accessorising as much as she loves crafting and this project to make salt dough beads is the perfect combination of the two. The dough is super easy to make and you can decorate the beads to suit any outfit you like – and […]

I remember going to the doctor’s office when I was a kid and staring in wonderment at all the beautiful fish in their salt water fish tank. I would go home and draw fish and color them with bright, pretty colors, just like in the aquarium. Now, you and your kids can make your own […]

With Halloween just a week away, I seem to be in a black and orange whirlwind. There’s last minute touches to costumes, pumpkins that need to be carved, and more witch broom chocolate treats to be served! And to add to all the fun, here are a few fun Halloween projects that are sure to […]

I’m sharing a fun Winter Wonderland craft over at From Dates to Diapers. Come see how we made it snow inside!

I love this fun Bedroom Door Sign made out of paper mache. It’s bringing me back to my elementary school days when we plastered pastey newspapers onto a balloon and hollowed it out for a bowl. Alice from MAD – Make and Do is here as a guest today sharing a fun way to dress […]

Oh look, another post where Heather paints something random with acrylic paint! What can I say, acrylic paint is one of the cheapest and most versatile art/craft supplies around! This time, we’re painting t-shirts and onesies. You don’t need anything special to paint clothing – don’t bother checking out the fabric paint section at your […]

Play While You Paint

by Heather on August 17, 2009

You might have noticed by now that I am way into mixing art time with playtime. My boys loved this technique: using a (washable) toy to apply paint to paper. We used some old toy cars to roll in paint and then make a fun painting. Another bonus: using unusual paint brushes makes unique paintings. […]

Did you know you can paint bread and then toast it into a colorful, edible piece of art? Yep, it’s true. I learned it here. Combine bread cut out with cookie cutters with a bit of edible paint, and art time collides with snack time in a really fun way. Kids of all ages will […]

Aimee from Greeblemonkey hosted a fantastic Kid Art Auction last year, raising $800 for environmental causes. Well, she’s at it again this year and I’m helping spread the word. I plan to get my kids involved, submitting their art to the cause as well. Everyone can join! All you have to do is have your […]

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