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Painting

Painted Cork Fairy Houses

A couple of weeks ago my daughter stumbled across a box of corks. It inspired us to make some pretty cork printed pumpkin patches. My daughter had some ideas of her own about what she wanted to do with those corks. She broke out her paints, went to work, and painted a couple of toadstools on them.

I thought this was such a great idea. They were adorable and it gave me an idea. So thank you to my 9-year-old for inspiring these cute painted cork fairy houses.

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Smoky Witch Cauldrons

We are so excited about these smoky witch cauldrons. My daughter and I just love how they came out. They are so magical, haunting, and perfect for Halloween. Create your own cauldron design or use our free printable templates to make this beautiful and witchy art.

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Cork Printed Pumpkin Patch Art

My daughter found a box of assorted corks the other day. She was so excited when she found them and immediately wanted to know what she could do with them. Her excitement rubbed off on me and I had to find a project for the corks too. These champagne corks were perfect for our pumpkin patch.

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Mixed Media Witches’ Shoes

Who else is absolutely crazy about Halloween, like we are? We really get into the holiday in our house. and love making decorations and crafts. These mixed media witch shoes are a pretty and cute project to kick off the Halloween season. See our free printable below. These are inspired by our Mixed Media Elf Shoes, so please check those out too. Christmas won’t be far behind.

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Paint and Fold Autumn Reflections

Our favorite time of year is around the corner again and with it all of that beautiful fall scenery. This project is inspired by our Paint & Fold Winter Reflections. This is a favorite technique of ours. It is a fun and simple way for the kiddos (and adults) to create beautiful reflections.

If you enjoy our Paint and Fold Autumn Reflections, you may also like some of our other autumn arts & crafts.

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Pastel & Watercolor Dandelion

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.

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Pastel & Watercolor Peacock Feathers

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.

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Corrugated Cardboard Birch Trees

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.

Corrugated Cardboard Birch Trees. Mixed media art for the kids. Winter arts and crafts
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Paint Resist Spider Web Windows

Spiders may give some people the creeps, but I still think that their webs can be hauntingly beautiful. These paint resist spider web windows are fun and easy to make and would be great for a collaborative project or for a classroom. These are spooky enough for Halloween and pretty year round.

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