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Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

Have you tried painting leaves? It's a very simple autumn art project. The leaves I painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. When I choose a new project, it's often just a simple curiosity as to how a certain craft can be made. Summer brought...

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

If you like painting rocks, here is a fun autumn craft for you and the kids - turn rocks into jack-o-lantern pumpkins! I don't grow pumpkins every year; it's every other year with me. That's how it goes: one year, I get inspired to plant pumpkins and marvel at their...

How to Transfer Silhouette Designs onto Rocks

You have a silhouette design you would like to paint on a rock, but can't do freehand drawing? Try one of these three ways to transfer designs onto rocks! After I wrote about painting silhouette rocks, a few people wrote to me asking whether I have stencils for them...

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We’re a family of four from Canada with a passion for arts, nature and building. From rustic fairy tree houses to shiny foil spaceships, we build toys to inspire imagination and nurture all the senses. Look around and join our crafting fun!

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