Painter's Tape + Paint Name Art

While this project is made on painting canvas or poster board, I think this would be a fun way to personalize just about anything with just a few simple modifications! As the name of this project suggests, all you need …

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Squirt Gun Painting
This is a fast and easy outdoor project the kids will love to do. Melissa, from Fire Flies and Mudpies, explains how she helped fight a little bit of summer boredom by letting her boys paint watercolor masterpieces using …

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Handprint Canada Flags
Americans have their independence on July 4th with barbecues and fireworks, and Canadians have do something similar on Canada Day which is July 1st

On Canada Day, Canadians celebrate the day the British North America Act created the Canadian federal …

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Salad Spinner Fireworks
Learn how to make this fast and easy fireworks picture that can be used as a wonderful 4th of July decoration. Heidi, from Happiness is Homemade, had her son use a salad spinner to make the red, white, and …

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Rainbow Batik
When I found this project, I immediately went on a search around my home for a plain white anything I could try this with! Such a fun project to do with the family or even with a larger group of …

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Making Prints for Mother’s Day Cards
This is a great way to teach kids about making prints while making a special card for moms and grandmas for Mother’s Day. To make these prints, you don’t have to have any special equipment or even make your own …

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Homemade Spin Art
Have you ever made a painting in a spin art machine? You fit the paper into position, place a few drops of paint near the center of the paper, and flip the ON switch… Even if you don’t have one …

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All these fun Nature crafts come from our sister site Craftbits.com.

Painted Rocks -
Rose Petal notebook -
Texture Tree -
Twig Canvas
Seashell Wind-chime
Moss Picture Frame

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plastic paint painting 013

I love this idea from BusyBrissyMum. It is a fun interactive way to do some face painting. Use a glass door or thick plastic sheeting (available at hardware or craft stores) to create a fun (clean-able) face painting station. Watch …

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Make-a-pretend-city

Sometimes the most adorable ideas are the simplest. I love the idea of using paper bags to create a city. The kids can jump in and help out with all the painting. Use a marker pen to draw in the …

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monstermugs

These fun little monster mugs by Repeatcrafterme would make the perfect tween kids craft activity. Christmas is not too far away and with a few crafting sessions your kids could make enough of these for Teachers, Grandparents, Neighbors and more. …

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I love the idea of turning a child’s birthday into a day long festival. This fun idea from ohhappyday.com creates a Party Hat Station with basic craft supplies. How fun would it be if the kids get to create their …

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teach-kids-art-classroom

LearnWithPlayAtHome.com shares 6 Simple ways to get kids arty in the classroom.…

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easy-batik-dye-kids-art

This Elmers glue Batik dye tutorial looks fantastic and was created by Our Creative Day.  I am definitely adding this one to my summer To-Do list as I think not only will the kids love it I will too. …

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chalkrecipes

Chalk is one of those things that every toy room should have? Why? Because it’s a tool for any age and its use is only limited by your imagination.

1: Sidewalk chalk that melts because its ice chalk.

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