Candy Cane Drawings

This is my favorite! Pure, fun, easy drawing. It’s been a good challenge to make 5 candy cane projects in 5 days; maybe I’ll do elves next year. LOLOLOL. There are a zillion ways to draw a candy cane, and…

My Failed Dyed Rice Candy Cane Mosaic

Do you want to see how crafty I can get around here? I got so crafty that I went a little overboard and failed this art project. What with all the liquid watercolor I’ve been using lately, I thought it…

Block Print Candy Canes Make a Rockin’ …

Since I’ve had block printing on my mind a lot lately, I thought it a super idea to make a little candy cane stamp. Candy canes are the perfect graphic element to use in repeat patterns, so I used this…

Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments

What is more perfectly DIY Christmas than rolling out little red and white logs of dough to make salt dough candy canes? Nothing. Except maybe if you make an entire gingerbread house and all the candies and all the frosting…

Watercolor Wax Resist Candy Canes – 2 Ways!

There is something deep inside me that keeps me going back to crayon resist in so many of my projects. Probably because I’m simple in the head and love art techniques for 2 year olds, but really, crayon resist is…

I’ll Have a Blue Snowflake Christmas (…

I know. The title of this post is cringe-worthy, but sometimes you need to just tolerate me to get to the good art projects. I’ve been wanting to tool around with coffee filter snowflakes for a while, and I had…

Easy and Adorable Dotty Christmas Tree Paintings

Christmas tree decor doesn’t have to be all snowy scenes and ornaments; you can make some Christmas art to pull out every year too! The best part about this project is that your kids can make one, your 95 year…

31 Super Cool Christmas DIY Ideas

I decided to up my Christmas game this year, because usually I let myself get overwhelmed by all the details and stress surrounding this season, and end up whipping a strand of lights somewhere and calling it a year. Since…

All About Block Printing

I adore block printing because it’s a versatile printmaking technique that can be adapted to beginners and pros, but is also really fun to do and can look great even if you don’t have a lot of experience. Let’s go…

Amazing Block Printing Ideas

After writing my epic post on block printing, I decided to go searching for some inspiration. Some block printing ideas to keep us all inspired and moving forward in our quest for block printing perfection. Or maybe just because it’s…

Fun DIY Watercolor Paints

Making your own watercolor paints is easy and fun, especially for kids. I wouldn’t recommend using these on your next gallery pieces, but I’m not your mother. So have at it if you’re feeling cheeky. Materials For DIY Watercolors 6…

Totally Easy Zentangle

This Easy Zentangle project is still (after 4 years) a favorite on my blog, and I know exactly why. Doodling is incredibly relaxing. I’m realizing that making art in a repetitive way with cool patterns is on par with all…