We are back with another pastel and watercolor art project. Dandelions may give me the sneezes, but they are just so light, fluffy, pretty and also the inspiration for our latest project. This pastel and watercolor dandelion is perfect for the kiddos and for the adults. If you are looking for a quick and simple art project for the spring or summer, this is it.
Arts and Crafts
Hello all! This week, we played around with pastels and watercolors to make some pretty and easy art. These pastel and watercolor peacock feathers were so quick and easy to make that my little one and I got a little carried away and ended up making a bunch. All you need for these are watercolor paper, oil pastels and some watercolors.
Who else here loves ladybugs? Raise your hand. I know they can be pesky, but goodness, they are just so cute. We made some adorable ladybug art projects over the weekend and just had to share them with you. And we included a free printable ladybug in case you want to try one of your own.
We had so much fun with our last interactive bee craft, that we wanted to keep the interactive crafts going. This paper plate hopping bunny craft is perfect for Easter or just for the spring. Draw your own bunny or use one of our free printable bunnies. One was created by me and the other by my 8 year old daughter, who was so excited about this craft that she wanted to make her own.
We are already a few days into spring and we couldn’t be happier. We have been spending a lot of time outdoors and can’t wait to see all of our springtime blooms. When discussing with my little one what would be a good craft to make for the spring, she suggested this. We do a lot of interactive crafts and she thought it would be cute to make a bumble bee flying from flower to flower. She was right. We think this paper plate bumble bee craft came out absolutely adorable. Thanks little miss for the great idea.
Paper mosaics are a favorite of ours. This paper mosaic sunshine craft is simple and only requires construction paper, one piece of white paper and glue. If you are out of construction paper and can’t make it to the store, try tearing out pieces of old magazines to find the colors that you need. This is always a fun option. This craft is great for spring or summer. Let the sun shine in.
It has been quite a few months since I have last posted. My daughter has been keeping me busy with sports and all of her extra-curricular activities, but with the current state of the world right now, we are at home as many of you are. We hope that all are safe and healthy. I know many are looking for easy activities to do with their kiddos right now. I will try to post as many easy arts & crafts projects with easily accessible items. This toilet paper tube rainbow is simple to make to ring in the spring. Paper towel rolls will work as well. We love our recyclables.
The snow has hit us in New England. My little girl has had 3 snow days in the past two weeks.. And we have already had us a ton of snowy fun. One of my daughter’s favorites snowy day activities is making snow angels. There are snow angels all around our yard. Those adorable little angel prints inspired today’s fun snow angel craft.
If you are an Amazon lover like I am, you probably have a house full of cardboard. My daughter uses all of our boxes to build boats and spaceships and other assorted fun and imaginative things. Cardboard is great for these kinds of projects, but it is also an awesome material for mixed media type art projects like these corrugated cardboard birch trees. The ridges in the cardboard add a beautiful texture to this birch tree project.
What is cuter than a waddling little penguin? I can’t think of too many things. With the cold weather moving in, we are starting to look towards our winter crafts and we just love this interactive little guy. This adorable paper plate waddling penguin will surely delight your little ones, while they craft and then play. A free printable penguin template is available below.