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This craft category is a huge collection of drawing, painting & design tutorials! Drawing tutorials( online drawing lessons for beginners, drawing techniques, drawing how to's, shading techniques ), painting tutorials (painting for beginners, painting how-to's, DIY watercolor paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, one stroke technique dry brush technique), easy painting techniques for kids, coloring ( free coloring book pages for adults, coloring book pages for kids, coloring tutorials), digital art tutorials (design tutorial,vector illustration tutorials, web design tutorials, concept art tutorials, digital painting tutorials), manga drawing tutorials .. any many other creative ideas about drawing, painting and digital arts! If you are looking for a specific art category ( for example: drawing ) please choose a sub-category from the "Drawing, painting & design tutorials" main menu ( at the top of the page).
DIY Dimensional feather art - boho summer decor
Custom artworks represent you and your personality, and it is something fun and a bit different than what you might find in a retail store. This DIY feather art by The Crafted Sparrow is just that! Super easy to make, fun, and it will definitely make you happy every time when you see it! This art tutorial will teach you how to make this gorgeous boho style artwork , which can add a little bit of boho summer vibe to your living room! ( You can find various feather patterns as inspirations >> here << )
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DIY painted watermelon summer hat
It's hard to find the perfect hat for the summer , so take the matter into your own hands and make your own! Sometimes it can be impossible to find a sun hat in the color or style you want. At times like these, painting is a great solution! This DIY Painted watermelon sun hat by Studio DIY is just perfect for those hot summer days! It’s a classic floppy, wide-brim hat but turn it over aand... it's a watermelon ! Surprise! It’s super simple, and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Get the tutorial and create your very own watermelon summer hat :
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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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DIY Easy fired ink art - fun home decoration
What can be funnier and more gorgeous than a fire painted artwork ? This beautiful fire painted artwork is not just only gorgeous, magical and fun , but it can be a stylish decor in your home at any time of the year! With parental supervision even the kids will enjoy to make this gorgeous fire painted artwork ! This painting technique is super easy, and the outcome is so gorgeous ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own gorgeous fire painted artwork with alcoholic inks !
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How to paint galaxy leaves - fun fall art idea
Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves she painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. Nature offers very interesting textures. As with the dull grainy surface of rocks that we love, leaves also have fascinating form and texture, and she thought that they might also make interesting canvases. (Free canvases!) What a brillinat art idea, isn't it? Follow this great fall leaf painting tutorial  and paint your first galaxy leaf with acrylic paint and and old toothbrush!
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DIY tangram rubber stamp from rubber eraser
A Tangram is a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes . They all fit perfectly in one square. You can make all sorts of things with the pieces…animals, people,and things! Since geometric anything is all the rage, she though it would be fun to make Rubber Stamp Tangrams art and cards with the kids ! This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift –A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!
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DIY Rock monsters - fun rock craft for kids
This fun monster rock craft by The Inspiration Edit is a perfect Halloween craft when your on a budget. In fact, if you’re looking for something fun to make this Halloween with the kids then you may really enjoy painting these super cute monster rocks. This rock craft is an easy and simple craft for both children or adults and can be a lot of fun to create. Get the tutorial at theinspirationedit.com and let's get crafting:
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Washable coloring book for kids (free sewing pattern)
Today we are starting with a fun coloring and activity book for kids: the washable coloring book by Sew Can She! Yes, it's true, this amazing coloring book is washable, so you don't need to worry about you coloring mistakes or picking mis-matched colors. You can simply have fun coloring because later on you can wash the book and start over! How fun is it? This washable coloring book is perfect for kids of all ages! This washable coloring book would be the perfect project for a last-minute birthday gift, in preparation for a long car-ride, or to keep little preschoolers busy coloring somewhere other than the walls.
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Color harmonies - the wonder of nature ( color picker )
Design Seeds celebrate colors found in nature and the aesthetic of purposeful living. These gorgeous color palettes inspired by flowers,animals,landscapes,towns,and seasons are perfect for any furniture painting or home renovating projects, or you can simply get inspired for your next craft project by the beautifullness and perfection of nature.
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DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher - summer craft
It's time to create fun ocean themed kids crafts ! This DIY Watercolor ocean animal coffee filter suncatcher by A Little Pinch Of Perfect is a simple and beautiful summer craft that will remind you of looking at the ocean. A Little Pinch Of Perfect used coffee filters and cut out animal silhouettes like a dolphin, shark, whale, and fish to make these beautiful , colorful suncatchers. ( Katie has a free pattern included in her post so you can easily make one too! )
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Rustic DIY cactus sign - boho summer decor (free template)
This DIY Cactus Sign by The Crafted Sparrow is such a gorgeous, fun, and easy foam project ! Yes, we said foam ! Looks like real wood right? If you LOVE those rustic wooden signs , but don't want to spend the money, this wonderful tutorial is just perfect for you! This darling faux wood ( foam ) cactus sign is a super easy project, it comes with a free downloadable/printable template , and it will add some boho summer vibe to your living room!
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DIY Painted pumpkin mason jars - fall decor (mason jar craft)
Mason jars are not for just canning! They are also perfect as a crafting material! For example: create a cute mason jar pumpkin ! This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to make a super cute pumpkin jar out of simple mason jars and wine corks in no time! Whether you will display the finished pumpkin jars in a group or scattered everywhere around your home, they will be astonishing! Get the step-by-step tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com, and let's get crafting !
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Valentine printable coloring page bookmarks (free printable)
Fun free Valentine printable coloring page bookmarks are a great gift for classmates to help kids be creative & encourage reading too! Personalized & cute! Are you gearing up for Valentine’s Day?  Here are some beautiful free Valentine's bookmarks for your little artists! With Valentine's day upon us what better way to start the season off than to encourage kids to develop a love and thirst for reading that will last a lifetime? This cute and colorful Valentine's cay coloring page bookmark is the perfect way to bring fun and excitement to your children’s reading activities whatever their age.
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How to tye dye Easter eggs with food colorings - fun egg painting
These tie dye Easter eggs are SO FUN and they’re so simple to make! The colors are bright and beautiful and since it’s just food coloring, the eggs are completely safe to eat! And if you wear rubber gloves and make them over top of a large baking sheet, it’s shockingly easy to clean up too! There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done?
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DIY Japanese book binding - how to make a sketchbook
In this video tutorial you can learn how to do a 4-hole Japanese binding. This is the basic traditional method of Japanese bookbinding ( or stab binding ). Stab bindings allow you to make books that are not possible with other bindings. For instance, in a pamphlet-stitch book, each leaf, or page, cannot have a different color. But in a stab-bound book , you can use scraps of different weights, textures and colors as long as they are the same size or can be cut to the same size. This is the perfect project for someone looking to try a scrapbook or family memento book!
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3D flower coloring pages ( free printable )
We are really excited to share these paper craft flowers 3D coloring pages with you as they give coloring a whole new dimension. These gorgeous colorable paper flowers bring two of our passions together, the intricate coloring and the detailed paper crafting. If you’re more a fan of paper crafts than coloring pages for adults though there’s a pre-colored version included in the free printable too! You can use the finished artworks to decorate your home (at springtime), or it can be a perfect present for your coloring enthusiast friends ( along with a nice set of pencils/pens)!
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Monster watercolour blow art - easy art project for kids
If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids , keep this watercolor monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Th is straw blowing painting technique is perfect for creating s haggy and fuzzy texture, so she decided to make some shaggy, fuzzy and very friendly paint dip monsters !
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DIY Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique
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Eye painting tutorial (digital) - how to shade an eye
With this nice pictured digital painting art tutorial you can learn how to paint eyes. The tutorial has only pictures, but it's pretty self explanatory.
Done in Corel Painter X digitally but you can create the same effects with oil paints or akrylic paints.
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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones!
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Magical watercolor Easter egg - fun Easter craft for kids
Invite your children to paint watercolor surprise Easter egg art to see what magically appears! This time Rhythms Of Play will teach you how to make these beautiful and oh-so- fun to paint Easter eggs. Creating watercolor surprise Easter egg art using a watercolor resist medium is an easy Easter art project for kids ( and adults! ). Of course, this fun and easy painting technique is perfect for other holidays as well! Imagine a beautifully decorated watercolor painted christmas tree, or a bunch of giant baubles with gorgeous patterns!
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6 different DIY bookmarks & watercolor techniques for beginners
This video tutorial is all about DIY bookmarks & watercolor DIY techniques for beginners ! These gorgeous and super easy watercolor bookmarks can be perfect gifts for book lovers & for back to school ! She will show you how to make watercolor bookmarks using different watercolor painting techniques & watercolor hacks to keep this watercolor tutorial easy! In this DIY Bookmark video she will show you 6 DIY watercolor bookmark design ideas using different watercolor techniques and watercolor hacks such as rubbing alcohol, salt, plastic wrap, ( white ink ) pens, rice and masking fluid to create beautiful abstract DIY watercolor paintings as bookmarks !
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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: i ce dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial :
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Painting with wood stain - furniture painting tutorial (furniture makeover)
Look at this gorgeous wood stained flower art table ! Amazing right? You should soooo give this furniture painting technique a try! There’s nothing to lose if you just grab a scrap piece of wood , a can of stain , and a cotton cloth ( or cut up t-shirt! ). You can spice up any old boring ( wooden ) furniture with this painting tip and create unique and beautifull pieces of art! In this nice website you will find a timelapse video and more tips 'n tricks about wood stain furniture painting.
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How to paint a tree with bubble wrap  (step-by-step painting tutorial)
This time Jay is showing you how to paint a gorgeous tree in bloom with a swinging boy simply with a bubble wrap. This gorgeous tree is really cool bubble wrap painting project for all ages and ( if you leave out the small painted details even a toddler can do completely on his own ) ! Bubble wrap is so much fun to explore! Feeling the various textures of the puffy bubble pouches and hearing the noise of popping them. Bubble wrap is great for creating interesting patterns and shapes with paint. Paint a beautiful tree in any color you want and use your artwork as handmade home decor :
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Step-by-step painting tutorials by Cinnamon Cooney
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? C innamon Cooney 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! ( Not to mention she's has a very unique, fun vibrant style and personality! In her Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various magical and landscape themes, seasonal paintings etc.
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DIY Stained glass Easter eggs ( Easter egg suncatcher craft for kids )
When the sunlight starts making its way into your home, use this opportunity to add some suncatchers to your interior: make gorgeous stained glass Easter egg suncatchers with the kids by following along Adventure In a Box' step-by-step suncatcher making tutorial ! This fun Easter craft comes with four free printable Easter egg designs and makes for a quick and easy way to decorate windows for Easter. Suncatchers are simple for children to make and look beautiful too!
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DIY Owl baby painting - fun fall craft for kids
Fluffy baby owls are so cute! These wise birds are incredibly popular right now, so why not make this super cute baby owl-painting with your children and watch the delight on their faces? These sponge painted baby owls are easy to make and an absolute joy as well, so why not get underway and make these delightful birds that will add color and creativity to your household? Follow along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step owl painting tutorial and create your very own super cute baby owl painting :
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DIY Watermelon painted rocks - rock painting for kids
These watermelon painted rocks by Projects With Kids are just adorable! These cute watermelon rocks are easy enough for kids to do on their own and make a great summer craft project for at home, for summer camp or even a summer party. You could put the finished watermelon rocks in your garden to enjoy, or simply find a spot to display them inside. Plus: rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. So get those rocks and let's paint watermelons :
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DIY Christmas gift idea - golden glitter reindeer wall art.
A cute DIY project around holidays for creating original handmade Christmas gifts for your loved ones. A black and gold palette gives it a boost of elegance , but you can be creative and choose a palette to represent you. I think it's a beautiful craft for Christmas ! Watch Thoughts for Happy Minds' step-by-step video tutorial and create a gorgeous glitter reindeer wall art now:
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DIY Sunflower painted rocks - fun rock painting project
Add a touch of summer happiness to your day with a set of pretty sunflower painted rocks! Painting beautiful sunflowers ensure you can enjoy their beauty all year long. In this rock painting tutorial Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to paint beautiful sunflowers in no time, even if you are a beginner in ( rock ) painting. Rock painting is not as difficult as it sounds and is more forgiving than you might expect! Few things look as delicate and gorgeous as flowers and combined with rocks you can cherish them forever as beautiful summer or fall decors ( or paperweights ). Painted sunflowers also make perfect embellishments for many other types of projects.
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