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Painting With Nature Items

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Use sticks, stones, leaves and branches to paint a fun piece of process art. Painting with nature is perfect for a spring, summer or fall day.

We have had a crazy few weeks weather wise. Last week, our yard was covered in snow. This week, we are wearing shorts outside. The snow was fun, but the warm weather was welcome. We took a family hike, went to park and just sat outside and enjoyed the weather. My daughter had a friend over during one of these gorgeous days. My daughter wanted to make a big art project with a roll of butcher paper that we have. I suggested that we take it outdoors in case it got messy and boy did it. The kids had a fun-filled morning of painting with nature and with their bodies.

Painting with nature. Paint with sticks, leaves, rock etc.. Kid's play and process art for the spring, summer or fall.

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Saran Wrap Canvas Art

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Canvas painting with Saran Wrap adds a little texture with lines & peaks to you abstract painting & it is fun for the kids. Kids arts & crafts.

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We paint a lot in our home. My daughter loves pulling a chair up next to me and painting pictures together. What my daughter seems to enjoy the most is actually squeezing the paint out. She will squeeze bottle after bottle of paint out onto our palettes. Most times I will scrape all the leftover paint back into their containers to try to salvage them.

So this art project for perfect for my little girl. She can squeeze her little heart away. This can get messy, so you might want to put your canvas on some newspaper or in our case cardboard.

Squeeze out dabs of paint all around the canvas. My daughter was not shy with the paint.

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Place a few pieces of Saran Wrap over your canvas. One piece could tear, so the extra pieces offer reinforcement. Squeeze, squish & slide the Saran Wrap around the canvas.

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When my daughter liked the coverage on her canvas, she told me “Okay, okay, okay, it’s done, mama.” She peeled off her wrap to reveal her painting. It came out great. We set it aside to dry.

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The Saran wrap creates wonderful peaks & lines with the paint & added another lovely abstract painting to our collection.

Canvas painting with Saran Wrap adds a little texture with lines & peaks to you abstract painting & it is fun for the kids. Kids arts & crafts

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Handprint Teapot

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Handprint Teapot - Kid's Crafts. This would be a cute idea for Mother's Day

 

Our little munchkin is still battling her cold. We have been trying to keep her from talking too much & running around. The past few days have been filled with cartoons, cuddling, coloring & crafts. Our little raspy voiced girl has been drawing & painting up a storm over the past few days. In the midst of all of our sick day activities, Mai made me a bunch of hand prints for a craft that I had in mind. Tonight we are going to make hand print teapots.

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We tried hand prints in a few different colors & hand positions until we found the perfect hand print for our project.

This was the print that we chose to use.

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Paint in a base & a handle.

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Paint around the hand to form the body of the pot. Us a different shade of color. I decided my handle was too small, so I extended it. Add an opening to your spout & add some steam. This would make a sweet Mother’s Day project.

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3 Hands, 1 Heart Valentines Craft

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Three Hands One Heart Handprint Craft - a sweet gift for the family - mom, dad & child

*This post has been updated since the original post*

One of my favorite kinds of kid’s crafts are any that have to do with there little hands or feet. I love hand prints & tracings. My daughter and I have been dabbling with tracing a lot lately. She loves trying to trace her hand. It is adorable,really. She will trace hers & then say “Mama, trace hand toooo?” Absolutely, baby!
Their sweet little hands make such wonderful keepsake art. It will be such an “awwwwww” inducing memory to look back on in the future. Here is a Valentines inspired craft featuring the whole family’s hands.

What you will need:

Construction or scrapbook paper

Glue stick

Scissors

Marker

Letter stencils

Tracings of your hands

Directions:

Place your hands (mommy, daddy, baby) on a piece of construction paper.

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Outline each hand.

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Cut around the outlines of each of your hands.

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Place hands in an overlapping pattern to form a heart in the middle.

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Using a glue stick, glue them into position over a contrasting color.

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Flip over & cut any excess to the contrast paper so that only the heart shape shows.

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Glue the hands & heart to another piece of contrasting paper.

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Use a stencil to trace out your saying.

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Let the marker dry & glue dry.

Place your new creation in a frame.

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We have since made a new family heart using our family hand prints instead of the cut-outs.

Three Hands One Heart Handprint Craft - a sweet gift for the family - mom, dad & child

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