Who Who..loves owls? I do! I do! For me, it’s all about the eyes. There is something so hypnotic about them. This easy painting project focuses on their beautiful peepers and those adorable feathered faces. These painted owl faces are a quick and easy art project for the kiddos. My 7 year old loved making these.
It’s happening again. My favorite time of year is coming and with it all those vibrant fall colors. These paint blot fall trees highlight my favorite thing about fall, the trees. This is a bright and colorful project that is quick and easy, is great for all ages and only requires a few items.
Sorry for the absence the last few months. Last year was a busy year for us. Between the release of our children’s book ‘Farmer Pete Has Stinky Feet’ (affiliate link) and finishing up the final touches on our next book, it has been hectic. We are happy to be back though and are ready to start painting and crafting with you all again. And what better way to kick off our return with a colorful and easy spring painting for the kiddos. These pastel resist rainy windows are perfect for the spring.
We are expecting our first snowfall tomorrow. There are very few things as beautiful to me than the first snowfall of the year. Just the thought of snow, made me giddy and inspired this fun and pretty art project for the kiddos. We live in the woods, so I just wanted something that looked like our backyard after a snow storm.
This is an easy painting project that will be fun for kids to adults. I think they will love how the pastel resist and the watercolors work together to make these simple winter scenes.
This weekend I took my daughter and my niece apple picking. Alongside the rows of apple trees were sunflowers as far as the eye could see. Those pretty sunflowers were the inspiration for our latest landscape painting. This field of sunflowers is perfect for the fall, super easy to make and looks just beautiful. Get your paint brushes ready little painters. This is going to be a fun one.
This adorable leaf bunny nature craft is perfect for the springtime and Easter.
We have a rhododendron bush in our front yard. I love the leaves from that bush and pick them off often to use for arts and crafts projects with my daughter. The last time we worked with them, my brother-in-law stopped over and suggested that we could make Easter bunnies with them because the leaves looked like bunny ears. Brilliant! Now why didn’t I think of that? Either way, I used his great idea and made this adorable leaf bunny.
Bleeding tissue paper painting is a fun alternative to traditional painting. These bleeding tissue paper shamrocks are a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day art idea.
Bleeding tissue paper is one of our favorites ways to paint. It is fun. It is messy and it produces very cool results. We have made a few bleeding tissue projects for Christmas and then Valentine’s Day. With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we had to make one for St. Paddy’s, as well. I love these bleeding tissue paper shamrocks because they are so simple.
We recently inherited a large bin filled with potpourri fillers. My daughter & I were so excited at the opportunity to use them in our crafts. We started a few days ago by using them to make salt dough and nature wreaths. We also formed some lovely winter wonderlands. While making our wonderlands and playing around the potpourri, we came up with another idea for the season.
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The potpourri that were used were cinnamon pine cones, cinnamon sticks, star anise, pink roses and some other items that I am not sure of, but I am sure many potpourri fillers or herbs will work nicely.
When you do arts and crafts as much as we do, friends and family will randomly give you materials that they think that you can craft with. I recently inherited a large jar of corks from my mother-in-law. We dug into them once already to make carolers for Christmas and then last night after watching the ‘Polar Express’, I dug into them once more to make a train.
My daughter had a very busy week. This week she had soccer practice, swim lessons and her first acting class. The week must have tired her out because when the weekend came, she asked if she could have a pajama craft day. How could I say no to that. A pajama craft day sounded fantastic. We have a younger friend of the family that loves craft time at our house, so we invited her over for pajama craft day as well.
They wanted to do something Halloween themed. My daughter said that she wanted to make ghosts and mummies. I wanted to keep it simple for our younger friend, so we made what we dubbed “Splat Painting”. It was not quite a splat, but more of a free form painting turned into a cute Halloween craft.
The kids used acrylic paints and painted onto their pieces of paper. They painted white for ghosts, black for black cats, orange for pumpkins.
They sprinkled glitter over their paintings because they found my glitter stash and kids just love glitter.
We cut simple shapes out of construction paper for each of our creations. The girls glued the shapes and googly eyes over each of their paintings to form their Halloween creatures.
Here are some of the creations that we came up with. How cute are these?
The girl’s did a great job with their paintings. These were so much fun to watch them make.
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