23 New Art Techniques & Activities We Tried in 2013

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23 New Kids' Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 (on The Artful Parent) -- Sticker resist, melted bead suncatchers, sharpie tie-dye, and more!

As you know, we are always experimenting with new ideas and combinations of art and craft techniques. I LOVE brainstorming ideas or just thinking, "hey, what if we tried this?!" and then following through to see what happens.

The results are not always successful or kid friendly, of course, but here are 23 new arts and crafts ideas we tried in 2013 that were:

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Nature Crafts with Leaves and Flowers

Craft Activities Using Nature

1. Flower Crowns & Necklaces (Yes, Stained Glass!)

2. Glitter Leaves :: A Simply Beautiful Autumn Leaf Craft

3. Leaf Peepers :: A Fun and Easy Fall Craft for Kids

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Fabric and Yarn Art

Fabric & Yarn Arts and Crafts Ideas

4. T-Shirt Transfers :: Iron a Fave Child's Drawing onto a T-Shirt

5. Yarn Painting on Canvas

6. Fabric Transfer T-Shirt Art

7. Sharpie Tie-Dye Comfort Pillows from Crafting Connections (This one wasn't my idea, obviously, but it was a new-to-us technique that we loved.)

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Melted Bead Suncatchers

Melted Bead Suncatcher Ideas

8. A DIY Melted Bead Fairy Wand

9. Melted Bead Stained Glass in Frames — Mondrian Style

10. Melted Bead Suncatcher in an Embroidery Hoop Frame

11. Spelling L-O-V-E with Melted Bead Suncatchers

12. Melted Bead Suncatchers — Beautiful Free Form Hearts

13. Melted Bead Suncatcher Spiral

14. More Melted Bead Suncatchers — Free Form Experiments

15. Melted Bead Suncatchers :: 7+ New Ways

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Not-Just-for-Christmas Ideas with Glitter and Salt Dough

Fun Techniques with Glitter and Salt Dough that Aren't Just for Christmas

16. Sparkly, Beaded Salt Dough Suncatchers, Ornaments & Garlands

17. DIY Glitter Tape (and Handmade Christmas Cards)

18. Melted Crayon Salt Dough Ornaments

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Tape and Sticker Resist Ideas to Try with Paint

Two New ways to use Sticker and Tape Resist 

19. A (Full-Sized) Tape Resist Skeleton Painting

20. Sticker Resist Starry Night Art Cards

New Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 -- Fun Easter Egg Decorating Techniques

Easter Egg Techniques

21. Easter Egg Ideas for Kids :: Drawing in Frames

22. An Image Transfer Easter Egg Decorating Idea

23. Kool-Aid Marbled Easter Eggs

23 New Kids' Arts and Crafts Techniques Tried in 2013 (on The Artful Parent) -- Sticker resist, melted bead suncatchers, nature crafts, t-shirt ideas, and more!

How about you? What new (or new to you) art techniques or ideas did your family try this year? Any you would recommend?



 
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  1. says

    These are fantastic projects! My favorites have to be the bead suncatchers. I must try this with my daughter. They look like so much fun. This post is a great resource – I’ll be sharing!

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