My daughter and I love the famous artists. We also love playing around with different paint techniques. We combined the two for these Monet inspired sponge paintings. The sponge created a wonderful backdrop for these impressionist style paintings. We chose Monet’s Water Lilies and Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies as our inspiration. These were quick, fun and easy, albeit a little bit messy, but we were both delighted at how they came out.
This craft is an ode to our pet betta fish Luna. It was not her birthday or anything, but my daughter insisted over weekend that we needed to make something to celebrate our Luna. So here it is!! This cute and interactive paper plate swimming fish craft is dedicated to her. A free printable template is available for your convenience.
I love tree of life pendants and sculptures. They are just so pretty. I have wanted to do a tree of life craft for a while and this weekend, we finally did. We are so excited at how beautiful these came out. This paper plate tree of life craft is also great for working on those fine motor skills.
The thing that I love about printables is that there is no one way that you have to use them. My daughter teaches me that every time we do a project together. This week we had fun making hummingbirds. Our hummingbird template got a lot of use and we made several using different media.
Bubble wrap is a ton of fun and it’s not just because of the popping. It is wonderful for arts and crafts. It has a great texture and makes a fun printmaking material. Next time you have bubble wrap, instead of popping it, try making one of these simple and pretty printed flowers.
The fork has quickly become one of our favorite painting tools in our house. It adds such a great texture and a feeling of movement to a simple painting. These waterfall paintings combine fork painting and sponge painting with gorgeous results. This is a beautiful art project for kids and adults.
I don’t know what it is about hot air balloons that make them so fascinating and beautiful. Maybe it is their bright colors or the fire dancing below them powering them up higher and higher. Either way, a sky full of hot air balloons is just mesmerizing. This mixed media suncatcher captures some of their magic. This is a pretty and simple project for the spring or summer.
Forgive me for my corniness, but I love puns and we think this craft is the absolute tweetest. With Mother’s Day and Father’s Days coming, this is a cute homemade card idea. Print out the free templates provided to color and decorate the pieces or use pretty patterned paper to form your tweet birdie.
The spring is here!! Hip hip hooray! One of our favorite warm weather activities is blowing bubbles. My little girl is crazy for bubbles. Bubbles are so beautiful and magical and just make you happy. These were enough reasons to make a bubble project for the spring. This pretty mixed media bubble project combines watercolors, wax paper and pastels.