Painting & Drawing

Watercolour Painting

Painting Watercolour Hearts with Kids

Painting Watercolour Hearts with Kids

Use resist to make personalized watercolour hearts for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day. The craft is surprisingly easy and fun for kids! The interesting thing about watercolours is sometimes you can patiently work with them for hours to create a picture and it will...

Snowy Town: Easy Watercolour Painting Project

Snowy Town: Easy Watercolour Painting Project

Learn how to paint a snowy town with watercolours in a simple and fun way that appeals to children. This technique introduces masking tape as a useful tool in watercolour painting. Learning a new painting technique is fun for kids, and it's even better when the...

Acrylic/Tempera/Gouache Painting

Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Christmas Silhouette Painted Rocks with Printable Designs

Decorate rocks with magical Christmas silhouettes and a snowy sky! Santa Claus in a sleigh, reindeer, a winter forest and children playing in the snow - it's a great selection for a festive rock painting project. Don't feel confident doing freehand drawing? Get...

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

How to Paint a Space Pumpkin for Halloween

If your kids aren't old enough to carve pumpkins, try making these no-carve painted space pumpkins for Halloween! It's strange how it never occurred to me before that we could paint pumpkins for Halloween. Of course, carving is fun! But it's a lot more fun when it...

Painting Space Leaves with a Sponge

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...

Drawing & Doodling

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

How to Make Colourful Shadow Puppets of Butterflies

Learn an easy way to make colourful shadow puppets with kids! Making a set of vibrant butterfly shadow puppets and playing with light and shadows will be a great summer STEM project. At first, it may come as a surprise - colourful shadow puppets! Built on the stark...

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Flower Symmetry: Draw the Missing Half Art Prompts

Use flower symmetry as a way to explain symmetry to children, then create beautiful symmetrical flower drawings with these printable draw-the-missing-half art prompts! Explaining the concept of symmetry doesn't have to be abstract and theoretical. A good start to the...

Famous Women Poster + Free Colouring Page

Famous Women Poster + Free Colouring Page

In celebration of women's history month, I'd like to share a free colouring page and a printable poster with you, featuring twelve famous women and their inspiring quotes. Throughout history and across the globe, whenever women wanted to do something daring, they...

Printable Crafts

Free Printable Winter Paper Dolls

Free Printable Winter Paper Dolls

Get these printable paper dolls ready for winter with a free set of warm and festive winter clothes! What's winter like, in the way of clothes? Well, that depends on where one lives... But, overall, in many northern places , it's usually colder than the rest of the...

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

How to Make Shadow Puppets with Moving Parts

Learn how to make shadow puppets with moving parts and have playful shadow puppet duels with these articulated knight puppets! We love shadow puppets! Over the years, we have created many different shadow puppet templates. Some have been fairy-tales, others have...

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History: Printable Paper Dolls

Famous Women in History Dress-Up Dolls feature printable costumes of twenty women who have changed the world. Print, cut and learn about twenty inspiring heroines. One of the many reasons I like using paper dolls for teaching is because they make it easy for kids to...

Sculpting

DIY Kid-Designed Keychains

DIY Kid-Designed Keychains

I love kid's drawings, and I have always found it fascinating to see how crafters and small companies make kid's drawings into personalized keychains or kid-designed stuffed toys. This year, for Mother's and Father's day gifts, we did it too! Our first experiment...

30 Clay Projects for Kids

30 Clay Projects for Kids

In this post, you'll find enough inspiring clay projects for kids to last at least a year! Sculpting with plasticine was a staple of my childhood. Ironic since my kids have hardly touched it. Instead those lucky guys have been experimenting with beeswax modeling...

Textile Crafts

Make Emoji Craft: Needle Felting for Kids

Make Emoji Craft: Needle Felting for Kids

If you want to try a new craft with older kids and tweens, consider needle felting! Using pompoms, wool and felting needles, they will create a cute woollen emoji craft that can later be used for decorating backpacks. While the popularity of emojis with kids remains...

How to Start Needle Felting: Tools & Techniques

How to Start Needle Felting: Tools & Techniques

If you like acquiring new crafts or always wanted to try needle felting in particular, this is a tutorial to get you started. Included are my recommendations for basic needle felting tools and a few simple needle felting techniques to try! Even though I like trying...

Frog Life Cycle Pom Pom Craft for Nature Studies

Frog Life Cycle Pom Pom Craft for Nature Studies

Illustrate the frog life cycle with pom poms and pipe cleaners by making pom pom frogs, tadpoles and eggs!  At first, a pom pom frog was just a simple craft to do with kids, but we were quite impressed with the potential of pipe cleaner articulation and ended up...

Nature Crafts

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

DIY Fairy Doors from Painted Rocks

Make fairy doors from painted rocks, and turn any old tree trunk into a magical fairy house! People like to hide - and find -  painted rocks because they stand out as something unusual. But what if a rock, while still painted and unusual, became a part of the...

Painted Jack-o-Lantern Pumpkin Rocks

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...

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

Nature Art Prompts: Birds

These six nature art prompts encourage artists of all ages to finish the ink drawings of birds with natural materials. Collaborate with nature and create gorgeous pictures! Making collaborative art is always an enriching experience. And this pack invites artists of...

Crafts from Recyclables

Rainbow Unicorn Suncatcher to Make with Kids

Rainbow Unicorn Suncatcher to Make with Kids

Make stained glass unicorn suncatchers with kids! This craft comes with two free printable templates and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows. Rainbow unicorns are colourful and beautiful. Even if your children aren't obsessed with the magical beasts...

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Fairy Lanterns from Mason Jars

Turn mason jars into a set of fairy lanterns with frolicking silhouettes of enchanted creatures! Update! You can watch a video of me making lanterns here. The post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Two years ago, I made a set of Halloween and...

Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

Stained Glass Heart Suncatcher

Make a stained glass heart suncatcher with kids! It's surprisingly easy, with nothing but black glue, sharpie markers and some recyclables. My kids and I really enjoy the process of making suncatchers with black glue. First of all, they really are easy and cheap to...

Other Crafts

Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Black Glue Stained Glass Art

Make imitation stained glass with black glue! Try this unique craft technique with kids and create numerous window decorations and suncatchers. I've tried many different ways of making imitation stained glass. I have never tried the real thing, true, what with all my...

Space Stained Glass Suncatchers

Space Stained Glass Suncatchers

For kids who are interested in the cosmos, make these stained glass space suncatchers from... plastic plates! I enjoyed experimenting with my stained glass paints, and I wanted to share the experience with my young artist. The only problem, the stained glass paints we...

Stained Glass Space Painting

Stained Glass Space Painting

Learn how to paint space with stained glass paints in a simple way! This technique works for creating beautiful abstract wall art and decorating craft projects. Birthdays and Christmas approaching, my family usually ask me at some point. "Any ideas on what you'd like...

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