Browsing Category: Art

DIY Hanging Terrarium

Flowers and plants are great for Mother’s Day but I loved the idea of a DIY Hanging Terrarium.  They add so much beauty to any room you choose to hang them in.  And are great for mom to hang above her desk at work!

For details please visit Home A Sandwich Shoppe

All you need:

  • Hanging Terrariums
  • Succulants

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Water Color Bubble Art

What kid doesn’t love to paint?  Not sure there are too many.  Now combine that with blowing bubbles and you’ve got a sure hit!  This activity looks like an absolute blast with the potential for an absolute mess so in my mind it’s best saved as an outdoor activity for this time of year.  This would be a great afternoon or weekend activity to keep the kids engaged and having a ball!

For details please visit Prudent Baby

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DIY Letter Stones

I’m all about activities for kids that encourage creativity and movement.  I love this idea for DIY Letter Stones found on Buggy & Buddy as it’s a great project to get the kids outside on a nice spring day and it also has a great educational element to it.  Why is it the simplest of ideas are always the best :)

For full tutorial please visit Buggy & Buddy.

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Kids Art Collage

I’m a big fan of kids art.  Keeping their original work is fantastic however I thought this idea found on ArtfulCircle would allow you to display several different “pieces” of art in one large picture.  Such a simple and creative idea.  I love it!

What You’ll Need:

  • A few pieces of kids art
  • A large picture frame – this is a decent 16 x 20 for about $25 on Amazon
  • A circle punch – about $11 on Amazon
  • Mod Podge – about $9 on Amazon

Visit ArtfulCircle for full instructions.

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Decorating With Nature

At my house we love decorating our home with found objects from the natural world around us.  We have framed insects, skulls, cool looking sticks and rocks, you name it.  My oldest son is really into collecting feathers, but it is tricky trying to figure out how to display them.  A friend of mine just sent me a link to these amazing frames that are made for displaying leaves, but I think they would be just perfect for feathers as well!  However, the leaves would be really nice too.  The frames are a little expensive, around $26, but the “art” inside them is free, so it is really not a bad deal if you look at it that way.  You can buy them on Amazon, either in horizontal 8 inch, or in the vertical 8 inch.

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Photo Pencil

I’ve always enjoyed coloring ever since I was young and just never outgrew it.  Although I’ve not done it in quite some time I find it therapeutic.  This neat little website called Photo Pencil now allows you to upload a photo and turn it into a color page.  I thought that was so cool!  This could be a great rainy day project for the kids!

To make your own FREE color page visit Photo Pencil Sketch.

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