Art Projects and DIY

I love to come up with ways for people to make things with their hands, but I’m not into big, complicated DIY projects. All the projects I have here are going to be fairly easy and low-key.

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…

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…