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Things to make! Get your hands all crazy-useful and make art.

Most of the tutorials here are fairly easy to do, but all are cool and fun. Some of these you might even want to make with kids or old, old people.

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…

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…

How to Make a Snazzy Paper Halloween …

It is so absolutely time for a new paper Halloween bat project, don’t you think? What with Halloween quickly surpassing al the other holidays except Xmas for the #1 holiday spot. Go, Halloween, go. You can win first prize soon…

11 Easy Kid Art Projects You’ll Want …

One of my very favorite things to hear back from people is when I post an art project for kids, and they’re all: I WANT TO MAKE THIS, TOO. Which obviously is not allowed. Who every heard of adults having…

The Best Paper Mache Recipe and Gorgeous …

We’re going to start off this post with paper mache recipes, and ease into a whole bunch of gorgeous paper mache bowl ideas to get you jumping up and down in excitement about making them. Hint: I’m not sure if…

How to Get Started Knitting

Want to find out how to get started knitting? Ironically, it can be overwhelming to jump into such a popular creative medium when there’s an abundance of information out there. I’m going to try to break it down as simply…

Faux Tie Dye Tiles and Trivets

Isn’t alcohol the best? I mean rubbing alcohol, you naughty kitty. Not only does it disinfect and clean everything in sight, it has an awesome smell and it’s great for use in art projects, like Sharpie faux tie-dye. My kids…