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This craft category is a huge collection of free step-by-step painting tutorials ( how to paint ), painting techniques & crafts with painting! Painting tutorials for beginners ( painting how-to's, step-by-step painting tutorials with various themes, painting tips & tricks, shading tutorials, easy DIY paintings ), painting techniques ( oil paintings for beginners, watercolor painting for beginners, acrylic painting for beginners, dry brush technique, one stroke technique ), easy art projects for kids, paint by number pages, crafts with painting ( fabric dye methods, fun DIY paintings and home decors with painting ) .. and many other about painting!
DIY Blue bird rock fridge magnet - rock painting for kids
Alright it might be true that we may have a slight obsession with rocks. But who doesn't love collecting beautiful rocks and use them for fun craft projects? Just like these blue bird fridge magnets ! For this easy rock painting project the small, lightweight, smooth surfaced and flat rocks are the best. These painted rock magnets would look adorable on the fridge or on a DIY magnetic board. For the full how-to instructions check out Sonja & Jane's post :
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DIY Vegetable garden markers - stone painting idea
These rock garden markers are easy to make and look so fun in the garden ! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by adventure-in-a-box.com to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flower s! It’s kind of like planting forever flowers to add a splash of color to an all green herb garden . We know that many people like to leave their markers out so they know where their perennials will come up each spring and these gorgeous and fun rock garden markers are perfect for this! We recommend sealing them for extra protection. To make these garden markers you will need some smooth stones, a black marker, and acrylic paint.
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Rose - one stroke painting technique - step by step
With this super one stroke painting tutorial video you can learn how to paint these gorgeous roses, step-by-step. If you never painted before that's not a problem, this tecnique is quite easy! ( You just need a little pratcice about the base shapes, but this video also teaches you the one stroke painting basics )
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Easy watercolor resist art  with rubber cement
This simple water-resist painting technique is a fun way to make easy and yet gorgeous watercolor art. Create beautiful art pieces with just a few supplies! It’s simple, fun, and gives great results! Persia Lou will teach you how to make gorgeous artworks with simple art supplies: watercolor and rubber cement. ( You can use any water-resistant art supplies instead of rubber cement such as white crayons, wax or oil-based pencils and crayons or even a white candle ). This watercolor art is such a fun craft for both kids and adults! You can decorate your home with the finished artworks or you could create a few lovely watercolor gift cards for your friends! Painting is always fun & relaxing, so let's get started:
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Paint watercolor spring trees easily with crumbled paper
Here’s another fun watercolor painting project – it is SO easy, with the help of crumbled paper. Check out this super detailed painting video tutorial , and you will see that anyone can paint this watercolor art ( even the smallest kids will enyoy it! ) This gorgeous diy watercolor spring tree art is a perfect ( and cheap ) way to decorate your home at springtime ( or at any time of the year ) , or you can also use this crumbled paper painting technique to add some extra texture for your other painting or craft projects ( such as decoupage or scrapbooking ) as well!
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DIY Mixed media jewelry box
In this step-by-step craft tutorial , Erinnia Design will show you how to make a beautiful mixed media jewelry box out of a simple plywood box. With combining different hobby craft techniques ( such as decoupage , 3D painting, aging, or dry-brush ) you can create gorgeous decorations and trinkets. Follow Erinnia's tutorial, learn fun new craft techniques and create a gorgeous jewelry box.
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Gorgeous artworks with fall leaves and glass paint
These gorgeous fall artwork is not just only beautiful but it's also a very easy fall craft project (despite the look). You just need some pressed fall leaves, a picture frame with glass pane, a glass paint (contour) pen and perler pens for the extra "beads". The trick is very easy: put the fall leaves inside the picture frame and paint on top of the glass.  You can find lots of nice curvy zentangle motifs with Google search. If you havent got glass paint/contour pens at hand you can use gold /silver markers to draw on the glass!
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DIY Easy ice cream stones - rock painting for kids
This time Projects With Kids shares with us a super cute ice cream painted rock tutorial! We love rock painting, and we love ice cream, so why not combine the two? In this kids' craft tutorial, you can learn how to make sweet little ice cream rocks. This rock painting craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Rock hunting groups are popular for a good reason! Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature, spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. Don’t hide the rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted ice cream rocks from them!
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand , and how to make a beach and shell canvas ! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells ! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting ! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks!
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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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DIY Strawberry painted rocks (rock painting tutorial)
If you love strawberries and rock hunting , we bet that you’ll LOVE making these easy-peasy painted strawberry rocks by Sustain My C raft Habit! We love stone painting and all kinds of yummy fruits, so this lovely spring decor is a must. Fall & spring is the perfect season for rock hunting! In this tutorial , you can learn how to make gorgeous strawberry rocks. Besides it's super fun, this rock craft is perfect for kids of all ages. Rock hunting is also a fun way to get outside into nature, spend time with family, spread kindnesss, and unite communities. So collect a few strawberry shape rocks and let's paint:
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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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Pumpkin chalk pastel art project - fall craft for kids
This pumpkin chalk pastel art by Projects With Kids is such a perfect craft project for either fall or Halloween ! Start with a pumpkin and then kids can customize their sky to either a beautiful fall day or spooky Halloween night. Pastels are so fun for kids to explore! This beautiful chalk pastel art is such a great lesson on shading and colors which lets kids explore drawing and smudging with chalk pastels and it also produces wow-worthy art kids will be proud to display!
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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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Fingerprint pumpkin wall art - fun fall craft for kids
We LOVE easy crafts and activities that toddlers can do, and of course, we love fingerprint crafts ! This time One Little Project will show you how to make this super cute fingerprint pumpkin! Your kids will love dipping their fingers into the paint to help make the fingerprints for these pumpkins. If you make them on a nice thick canvas, as Debbie did, they can be pulled out each year for some cheerful fall decor! Have fun experimenting with different patterns and color combinations! ( We LOVE how the paint creates a marble effect when the colors mix! )
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DIY homemade chalkboard paint
Chalkboard Paint has thousand of usage ( from pretty herb pots to whole fridge or furniture paint projects ) but can be pretty expensive. This homemade chalkboard paint recipe is super easy and only requires two ingredients : paint ( of any color or type - she use acrylic paints ) and some Non-Sanded Tile Grout! Absolutelly brilliant! make some and you will be able to create vintage / shabby chic message boards or creative drawing tables for your kids in any size!
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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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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 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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DIY Halloween wall art with 3D paper bats - fun art project for kids
A full moon, spooky Halloween sky and flying bats come together to make this awesomely spooky Halloween art project by Projects With Kids ! We just love how the bats pop off the paper in this gorgeous painting to give it a 3D element. This 3D flying paper bat halloween art is such a fun craft project for kids to create and can be done with just a few simple supplies. Kids can experiment with blending different colors of blue together and adding in white and black to create the full moon and Halloween sky. Get the step-by-step art tutorial and create one now:
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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well!
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Tulips in a watering can - free printable paint by number
Get ready to call up your inner Picasso because today’s free printable paint by number will make you an artist in no time! We don’t know how you roll, but when it comes to painting – a blank canvas can be intimidating, right? Problem solved. This free printable paint by number design has two versions – black outline and beige outline. Print both! The black is easier to see and it’s nice to have an unpainted version on hand for quick reference. Along with the design, you’ll also print out a paint mixing guide, that tells you all the paint colors and ratios you need to create each shade along the way! Don’t be afraid of color mixing! It’s fun – and this particular paint by number design is VERY forgiving.
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DIY Fall leaf scratch art - fun fall craft for kids
Make fall themed DIY scratch art papers for the kids to do art on! This DIY Fall leaf scratch art by Kids Craft Room is a great alternative to the bought scratch art paper and your preschooler can help you make it! This scratch leaf art project is a wonderful way to decorate your home or classroom this fall, or you can use our scratch art leaves as a Thanksgiving craft where children can write or draw what they are thankful for onto each leaf. These DIY Fall leaf scratch art cards make such gorgeous table decorations as well!
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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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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall!
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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 Thumbprint butterfly mugs
We love Mother’s Day crafts that are keepsakes Mom or Grandma will treasure and be able to enjoy on a daily basis. These thumbprint butterfly mugs by thebestideasforkids.com are the perfect gift for your little one to create! They are such a sweet keepsake and thumbprints easily make the cutest little butterflies you’ve ever seen! You won’t believe how easy this mug painting tutorial is and it makes a great DIY gift.
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Dot painting easily with a simple pencil eraser
In this nice step-by-step DIY dot painting video tutorial Natalie will show how to decorate a plain notebook cover with a beautiful dot pattern without using brushes or any other special art / craft equipment, with using a simple pencil eraser ! The colorization process brings a lot of fun and this easy painting technique is also a perfect way to relax and create gorgeous artworks ( or gifts ) at the same time! Of course you can decorate other things than a notebook with this brilliant dotting technique as well ( such as: rocks, tote bags, phone cases and canvases to making gorgeous mandala wall arts ! )
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DIY Beach art ( seahorse and sea star painting ) - summer decor
Cool off with a super cool summer craft ! These gorgeous, refreshing coastal themed DIY decors by Darice will help you bring the beach home. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a rustic pallet art canvas into beautiful DIY beach art for summer. These simple and stylish artworks will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by waves, and nautical goodness!
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