This series of cardboard art projects started both as a way to use cardboard scraps and to keep my younger daughter happily occupied (and, yes, quiet) while the older one did her homework. However, it quickly turned into one of many modern art pieces that have been made by both kids as well as a […]
Tutorials and DIY
Tutorials and DIY for family crafts, kids art activities, and sewing projects.
We made stained glass heart crowns the other day as a Valentine craft, using the same technique as our flower crowns from last spring. Instead of flower petals, though, we used colored tissue paper—both the little heart shapes you see here as well as geometric shapes—and added extra decorations to the crowns with metallic drawings […]
We made sculptures the other day with balloons, plaster of Paris, and four giggling children. The whole process and experience was awesome and was the perfect antidote to the freezing weather outside. Let me just say right now that you have to try this. It takes a bit of prep, but is so worth it! I found […]
The kids and I made a colorful and happy welcome banner to hang up and celebrate the new year. I think we managed to use five of our all-time favorite art materials in this one art project: Washi tape (which we pulled up afterward, so maybe it doesn't really count) Liquid watercolors Stickers Metallic Sharpies […]
We've been making all kinds of salt dough ornaments lately—beaded ones and lacy ones, stamped ones, and uber-glittered ones. It's the salt dough time of year! These beaded ones are probably our favorite, though. So beautiful hanging in the window with the light streaming through! Or sparkling on the Christmas tree with white lights behind […]