We do love making mosaics in this house. We’ve made paper mosaics, pasta mosaics and even nature mosaics. We also love making all kinds of resist art because, let’s face it, it is just so cool. So, what happens when we combine the two? We get these amazing pastel resist mosaic Jack-O-Lanterns that combine two of our favorites with lovely results. This is a beautiful fall or Halloween project for the kiddos.
Arts & Crafts
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.
These adorable gnomes are too cute and are quick and easy to make. Gnomes aren’t just for Christmas anymore. These corrugated cardboard gnomes are fun for every season. If you get as many Amazon deliveries as we do, then you should have plenty of cardboard on hand to make these little cuties.
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.
I have a little secret. I love spiders. My good friends know this about me and think that it is weird. I know all the rest of you are all saying “Ewww”, but it’s true. Spiders get a bad wrap. They are actually very helpful. And I am just obsessed with their webs. This art project is dedicated to my 8-legged friends and it’s is a fun one.
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.
Hey all! Oh, how we have missed you!! We have been very busy and it has been a few months since we have done any art with you, but we had one craft we just needed to share. When we started making it, we didn’t know where it was going to take us, so unfortunately their is no tutorial and not many pictures, but we were so proud of it that we had to share with our crafty friends.
We have been having a great time working on our footprint animals. I am excited to finish all of them from A-Z. They will make a lovely addition to our daughter’s new playroom in our new house. Our latest crafts are O for octopus, P for panda & Q for quail. Because of her new-found obsession with the movie ‘Home’, we made one bonus footprint craft inspired by the movie.
O is for octopus
Paint your child’s foot purple.
Press it onto a piece of paper.
Paint the octopus’ tentacles on & dab on two circles for the eyes. Draw in facial details with a magic marker.
Outline the underside of the tentacles in white. Let the paint dry.
Paint in eyeballs & dab on the suction cups.
P is for panda
Paint your child’s foot in mostly white. Paint the toes & around the sides of the foot, avoiding the heel, in black.
Dab on circles of black for the eyes. Let dry & then dab on a circle of white. Paint in the ears, nose & mouth.
Paint in small arms & add bamboo to finish off your craft.
Q is for quail
Paint your child’s foot in a few different colors as shown & press into a piece of paper.
Paint in the tail feathers, the top plume & dot on an eye. Paint a “c” shape in to define the face.
Add a beak & feet. Dot on an eyeball & add details for the feathers.
As promised, we also did a bonus footprint this week. Mai is just in love with the movie ‘Home’. We made a footprint craft inspired by the movie.
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Before we had our daughter we kept a pretty neat home. We had little knick knacks on our coffee table, there weren’t scuffs & marker on our hardwood floor & I used to have a clean & bare refrigerator. I hated having things on my refrigerator. I thought it looked ugly to have shopping lists & magnets hanging off of it. Fast forward to today & things are a bit different. My kitchen is now an art studio. Our kitchen cabinets, our refrigerator & our kitchen windows are covered with all of my daughter’s arts & crafts.
This would have made the old me cringe, but now it just makes me smile. Since these days our art projects have become part of the decor, I thought at least we could make a craft that matches with our kitchen’s theme. It is Tuscan themed with grapes & vines, so we made a grape craft.
Toilet Paper Roll Grape Craft
Gather a few rolls & snip into 1/4″ rings.
Shape & arrange the rings as you go, to make sure that you have enough cut & map out your project.
Glue each piece into place. Mai helped apply the glue & I put them in place. Let the rings dry.
This will make a great addition to our artastic kitchen.