How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

How to Make a Castle from Cardboard

Learn how to make a castle from cardboard, paper rolls and other recyclables!  Chances are, you have a lot of packing tubes, paper towel and wrapping paper rolls, potato chip or nut containers in your recycling bin. We sure did. At least, until we decided to make...
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...
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...
How to Paint Space in Acrylic with Kids

How to Paint Space in Acrylic with Kids

Learn how to paint space with acrylics in a simple way that even children can accomplish! This technique works for creating beautiful abstract wall art and decorating craft projects. If you’ve been around this blog for a while, you might have noticed that...
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...
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...
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...
How to Transfer Silhouette Designs onto Rocks

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...
Magical Landscape Silhouette Painted Rocks for a Rock Hunt

Magical Landscape Silhouette Painted Rocks for a Rock Hunt

Decorate rocks with elegant landscape silhouettes drawn over a starry twilight sky! Now you can also read about how to transfer designs onto rocks instead of doing freehand drawing. This summer has brought a new artistic trend into the spotlight. Some of my friends...
Space Rocks Fridge Magnets

Space Rocks Fridge Magnets

Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! Our four-year-old son loves everything cosmic. He is concerned about comets and plans to build space robots when he grows up. Very global set of mind! Together with...
How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

How to Paint Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Celebrate Easter with a set of Harry Potter Easter Eggs! Ten or more years ago, were you in one of those line-ups outside the bookstore doors, waiting until midnight to get the new Harry Potter book, so that you could spend the rest of the night immersed in the cozy...
Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

Matryoshka Easter Egg Craft

If you like decorating eggs for Easter, this craft tutorial will show you how to turn them into a couple of multicultural Matryoshka dolls! The post contains affiliate links to some of the products I’ve used. There are some holiday traditions that come naturally...

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