Easy-To-Do Kids Painted Canvas Art

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My boys loved the idea of making an art piece to hang in their room. This was super easy and fun, they loved it and I love how they turned out.

Supplies: One canvas per child and finger paints. (See, easy!)

I told my boys they were going to paint something to hang in their rooms and they were super excited. When I told them we were going to use paint they could not wait to do this project!

How to:
The paint we used was washable so I wasn’t too worried about their clothing. However, in the past I have covered them up with an old shirt so they wouldn’t ruin their clothes. I used plates to distribute different colors of paint for each boy and then let them paint their own canvas. They each decided to use a paintbrush in the beginning and by the end they were both using their hands. After the canvases were dry I used a black Sharpie marker to write their names and date on the bottom of the canvas. I hung them up in their rooms and they are so proud of their artwork!

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Felt Gingerbread Cookie Tutorial

It may not be too close to Christmas yet, but it doesn’t mean we can’t start thinking about projects that will be super fun to work on when the time comes. Besides, Christmas comes in a blink of an eye, its is always here before we know it.

Here is a fun tutorial to do with the kids.

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  • 9×12 sheet of felt (hot chocolate)
  • Matching embroidery floss
  • 3D Fabric Paint in Red and White

**Optional**
Ikea 7-piece Baking Set (Duktig)

Using a water soluble marker, start by tracing the gingerbread man cookie cutter (or use this gingerbread man pattern). You will need two pieces for each finished cookie.

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Zentangle Coaster DIY

Zentangle homemade coasters gift set DIY

What is a Zentangle? If you aren’t familiar with this trendy and addictive art form, it is, at it’s simplest, doodling patterns in a random yet structured sort of way. There is no art background or drawing experience necessary. Many find this fun art form to be relaxing and easy-t0-learn. Today’s DIY will show you how to draw your own zentangles and create a beautiful gift set. It’s Pauline from Club ChicaCircle again and I’m delighted to share this easy tutorial and crafty idea with you. I’m also a DecoArt core blogger, and one of my favorite products is their glass paint markers. They are so versatile and easy to work with!

Here is what I used to make my own Zentangle coaster set:

  • 4 colored decorative wall tiles (I purchased them at my local Home Depot)
  • Black DecoArt Glass Paint marker
  • Black self-adhesive 8 1/2″ x 11″ foam sheet (I purchased at my local Michaels store)
  • Craft knife and ruler to cut foam

Zentangle coaster supplies

 

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