watercolors

Underwater Silhouette Paintings

by Amy on September 9, 2013

Here’s a fun art project that has a little of everything – some painting, a little experimenting with a new technique, cutting, gluing, and drawing. These underwater silhouette paintings start with a watercolored background, plus a little rubbing alcohol to make a bubbly effect. Then, paper and marker silhouette shapes are added to complete the […]

Here is a fun watercolor painting invitation you can set-up for your kids – create your own painted paper popsicles! Sometimes, just a simple change of paper shape makes painting even more interesting. My girls loved experimenting with swirls, stripes, dots, and speckles, then creating fun names for all their popsicle “flavors.” Let’s get painting! […]

Tracing Paper Votive Covers

by Amy on November 12, 2012

Now that it’s so dark when we sit down for dinner, my girls have been asking to eat by candlelight almost every night. Candlelit meals are pretty magical, aren’t they? Our recycled jar votive holders were looking pretty plain, so we made some lovely covers using basic tracing paper and art supplies from our stash. […]

We love collecting colorful leaves for leaf rubbings early in the fall, before the leaves are either too soggy or too crunchy. We usually use colored crayons to make our rubbings, but we’ve been playing with white crayon and watercolor resist leaf rubbings. I think I like these striking leaf rubbings the most! I’m sure […]

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