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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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Beautiful Landscape Projects for Kids

Landscape projects are a favorite of ours. I just adore the soft and peaceful feel of them. There are so many pretty scenes that you can create and there is a variety of ways in which you can do it. We dabble with different ways to create landscapes all the time and we love seeing and trying other ideas that we see too. We love this collection of fun and creative landscape projects for kids and we think that the adults will have fun with these too. I know that I do. Whether you want to use paints, pastels, construction paper, nature, magazines or even food, we have a beautiful landscape art idea here for you.
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Mixed Media Elf Shoes

We love mixed media art projects. Last winter, we made several mixed media artworks including a Christmas village, a snowy birdhouse and even a cute and cuddly little penguin. This year, we started our first, of I am sure many, Christmas projects with these adorable elf shoes. We say elf shoes, but the fun and focus is on the tights. Break out your paints, newspaper, markers and anything else you can think of and make your own cute and funny elf project.Mixed media elf shoes with printable template for your convenience. - Use paint, paper, newspaper, markers or watercolors to create these fun and colorful elf shoes. Winter and Christmas arts and crafts.

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25 Snowflake Arts and Crafts for Kids

I am kind of addicted to snowflake crafts. I love the symmetry and since no two snowflakes are the same, think of all of the design possibilities. I could make snowflakes all day and with all of these wonderful snowflake craft ideas, I really could. There are snowflakes made with paper, snowflakes sewn with yarn, snowflakes made out of hand prints and even snowflakes painted on rocks. Which is your favorite?25 snowflake arts and crafts ideas. Winter & Christmas arts and crafts projects for kids.

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11 Beautiful Kid’s Art For Winter and Christmas

11 beautiful art projects for kids for the winter and Christmas. Holiday arts and crafts projects, painting, mixed media, watercolor, shape crafts

Winter and Christmas are a beautiful and magical time. The snow falling, the twinkling lights from a Christmas tree and even a snowy roof top are great creative inspiration for artists, young and old. My little one and I have greatly enjoyed creating artwork for the season. We have used watercolors, acrylics, tissue paper and newspaper. Here is a collection of some of our favorite art projects. Click on the titles to follow the links to the full tutorials.

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Oil Resist Watercolors

I stumbled across an old post that I did a couple of years ago. It was a project that I was particularly fond of, but had forgotten about. I wanted to reintroduce the technique to my daughter now that she was older and it was a great opportunity to update the old grainy photos.

Oil resist watercolor suncatcher paintings - this is an easy arts & craft project for kids or adults. The oil produces a lovely effect after painted

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The process is a simple one. We poured just a cap full of oil into a small dish.

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Shapes For Negative Space Painting

Simple to make shapes for negative space painting. Fun & easy art projects for kids

We made our own DIY scratch cards this week. While we were painting the cards, I noticed how cool the paint looked under each of the cards. We have made negative space art before, but I just really liked the look with the simple shape. I thought my little girl & I could do an art project with this idea in mind.

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I cut shapes out of cardboard.  I chose a heart, triangle & circle. I used a glue gun to glue toilet paper rolls to the center of each shape.

Simple to make shapes for negative space painting. Fun & easy art projects for kids.

My daughter & I used our shapes for some fun painting projects.

The tubes acted as handles to keep from getting paint all over our hands while we held the shapes in place.

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We left some of our shapes plain.

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And we filled in some with paint. The shapes worked well. We flipped them upside down to dry & put them away for the next time.

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