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watercolor

Painting Swirly Flowers

I love to experiment with paints, right alongside my daughters, but I am definitely an amateur. These swirly flower paintings are as simple as can be, but with frame-worthy results. We can’t stop making them! I think you and your… Continue Reading →

Draw a Rainy Day Textured Umbrella

Happy Spring! Some of my favorite springtime memories are of my kids’ little umbrellas bobbing up and down as they splashed and stomped in rain puddles. This art project is inspired by those colorful umbrellas and rainy day play. Starting with… Continue Reading →

DIY Watercolor Coasters

The kids and I love making cute gifts for family and friends.  Grandparent’s Day is coming up and we wanted to make grandma and grandpa a gift.  We wanted something from the heart but that could be useful too.  The… Continue Reading →

Drawing Zentangle Elephants

Elephants have always been a favorite animal in our house. Even my toddler walks around the house raising his arm and making his own tiny elephant trumpets. I happened to see that World Elephant Day is coming up on August… Continue Reading →

Coffee Filter Hot Air Balloons

I have always loved hot air balloons. They are so colorful and fun! I’m definitely more of a spectator than a rider (heights!), but it’s fun to think about what the world might look like from a high-flying balloon. We… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Gift Bags

Open-ended art projects like this are my favorite. I love setting up a creative invitation and watching what my kids create. I almost always join in, too! My daughters and I had a fun afternoon painting a big stack of… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Brush Indent Designs

I first learned of watercolor in my teens from my sweet big sister, Sue, an amazingly talented artist! She would come home from art school with loads of paint and experiment. I have memories watercoloring with her and learning this technique of… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Place Cards for Thanksgiving

To help prep for our Thanksgiving dinner, we’re making a few festive place cards for the holiday table. These were fun to make, with a few different items to watercolor, representing Thanksgiving. We all took turns choosing either pie, turkey… Continue Reading →

Outer Space Watercolor Bookmarks

With the weather cooling a bit, it’s time to snuggle up with a blanket and a good book! But you’ll need a trusty bookmark to go with to hold your place. So we’re crafting Outer Space Bookmarks with crayons and watercolor… Continue Reading →

Watercolor Flags for the 4th of July

If you’re celebrating the upcoming 4th of July holiday, get out the watercolors and create a fun decoration to give your holiday party a festive look. We’ve done these painted plates with rainbow colors, now we’re painting with red and blue to… Continue Reading →

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