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.

Ahoy! Learn to Fold a Toilet Paper …

You have absolutely nothing better to do right now than jump up, run to the nearest bathroom and learn how to fold a toilet paper origami boat. Seriously. Bonus points if you’re near a public bathroom and you just hang…

Print Transfer Technique – Using Gel Medium

Print transfer is one of my favorite art techniques. Watching the image appear magically on another surface is insanely satisfying, and there are lots of techniques for print transfer, which make it all the more fun to experiment with. This time…

10 DIY Art Materials

Sometimes it’s fun to just DIY your own art materials. It makes the art-ing process all the more fun, and is a creative endeavor itself. I think it’s kinda cool to be able to involve kids in the process, so…

Ridiculously Simple Faux Mosaic Animal Art

This is going to probably be like my shortest tutorial post because I only have 1 photo to show you, and it really is crazily, ridiculously easy to make. In fact, my Marine step daughter made this about 2 years…

Make a Cool Orb From Old Book …

Remember when I told you all how much I hated books, but obviously I was just kidding? But I still shared ideas to tear apart old books to make a crafts out of them, and it was fun and we…

It’s Time to Tangle: Double Cursive …

Tangle drawing time! I’m so excited to be wrapping up my 4-part series of drawing games/projects from my book, Tangle Art and Drawing Games for Kids! This has been a blast sharing all these with you guys, and I’ve seen…

Synchronized Drawing Game (From My Book!)

I’m a little excited at how much my first project from the book is being shared over on Facebook – I made a video for it, and old Facebook loves it’s videos, boy howdy. What I love even more, is…

From My Book: 1 Simple Drawing Game

This month I am counting down the weeks until my book is officially released all over the place. I decided to share with you 1 project a week for 4 weeks (that is 4 projects, in case you are mathematically…

10 Drawing Prompts to Help You Fill That …

I recently came up with a set of 10 drawing prompts and invited my newsletter subscribers and blog readers to join in a 10-day sketchalong that I called Sketchwhack. I’m sharing here the 10 drawing prompts I chose, and some…

10 Cool Book Page Crafts

I hate books. They’re all either full of words, or full of pictures, they’re offensive, they put ideas into peoples’ fragile brains, and they take up a lot of space. I especially hate when I learn something from them. Let’s…

Sketchwhack Sketchalong Starts Today!

Hi smoochies! Are you ready to get crackin’ with your sketch prompts? I’m so excited because I’ve not done something like this before on my blog, and it’s so much fun to have other people working along with me instead…

DIY Cute Felted Lip Balm Pockets

Something I find funny about my sister is that she hates felt. I discovered this one day when we were Christmas shopping, and I shoved past her and knocked down some old ladies to inspect a felt ornament more closely…