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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 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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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project!
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DIY mason jar chick and Easter egg vases
Welcome Easter by making these adorable chick and Easter egg themed jars with your kids! Best of all, you can use them as cute decor in their rooms throughout the whole year. These chick and Easter egg mason jar vases (or treat jars) are sooooooo cute and you can make them literally in minutes! You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. They are so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, you can use them as cute spring/ or kid's room decors! (Imagine a super cute chick pencil holder!)
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DIY Dancing ballerina tutu canvas wall art (kids room decor)
We are in love with this dancing ballerina tutu wall art and you will be too. This is so elegant and will look gorgeous in a special space. Any little budding ballerina will love this dancing ballerina canvas wall art ! You can create it by painting the background and ballerina with acrylic paint , adding a ( tulle or lace ) tutu and silk ribbons. It will make a lovely kids room decoration or a gorgeous baby shower gift. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own 3D dancing ballerina canvas wall art with tulle tutu !
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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 Owl Easter eggs ( step-by-step egg painting tutorial)
If you like decorating eggs for Easter ,this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! Owls simply possess a talent of looking so good in any form and shape! An Easter egg ,for instance – in its round curvy form, it just asks for an owl to be painted on it. Wouldn’t you say so? Adventure-in-a-box has successfully combined cute with sass, to create a gorgeous Easter egg craft that will be a joy to make and since they’re made out of wood, they can be enjoyed year after year!
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DIY Galaxy jack-o-lantern - Halloween decor
Turn a boring plastic pumpkin ( with a cordless drill and a little bit of paint ) into a gorgeous galaxy jack-o-lantern ! This galaxy pumpkin by Dream A Little Bigger is simply awesome! Plus you can light up the galaxy pumpkins from inside which makes it even more awesome in our opinion! Want to make your own DIY galaxy pumpkin ? Get the step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial at dreamalittlebigger.com:
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Fingerprint art glass magnets - Mother's day gift idea
Are you looking for a lovely keepsake gift ( for Mother's day ) ? Create fun little fridge magnets with fingerprints ! This fingerprint magnet by Rhythms Of Play is an easy craft idea that kids and adults can make in no time, and it's super fun to paint too! Invite your children to use their tiny fingerprints to make various lovely fingerprint art magnets. The finished fingerprint magnets can be a great homemade gift for Mother's day , Father's day , birthdays or even Christmas! Get the tutorial at rhythmsofplay.com and let's paint:
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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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Easy DIY Deer makeup ( face painting tutorial / halloween makeup tutorial )
Can't think of a costume ? Look in your makeup bag ! Try this gorgeous and crazy-easy Halloween deer makeup by The Makeup Chair, that won't take you five hours to do. Makeup lovers know that a Halloween costume without a full face of makeup is simply just a thematic outfit. The transformation truly begins when the makeup brushes come out, which is why Halloween is one of the best holidays for the beauty-obsessed. So don't hesitate: pull out those makeup brushes and palettes and start practicing!
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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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Shaving cream paper marbling - Easter egg craft
Whether you’re decorating for Easter or just the warmer spring weather this DIY marbled paper Easter egg makes a beautiful (and super fun) home decor for your place or as a gift! As an extra this Easter craft is super fun to make, so your kids will love it! Shaving cream marbling is perfect way to decorate any  (seasonal) paper crafts as well! Follow these easy steps and create your own gorgeous shaving cream marbled paper Easter eggs in any fun color that fits into your home or classroom decor!  You can go crazy with the colors or chose elegant soft pastels. (This way you can create gorgeous wedding invitations as well! Imagine a marbled card with gold calligraphic letters!)
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Fall window art - leaf suncatchers
Make gorgeous fall leaf suncatchers with your kids this week in gorgeous autumn-ish colors! This fall window decor is an easy and impressive art project that will add some gorgeous autumn color to your windows as you celebrate the season. This fall art project is absolutely inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest kids can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the coffee filter  leaf sun catchers or alternate the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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DIY Painted spring daisy mason jar vase - recycling craft
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created  many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world! This gorgeous daisy painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish (spring/Easter) decor for your home, but it's also very easy to paint! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous daisy mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting!
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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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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 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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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 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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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques '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! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc.
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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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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 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 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: ice 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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Easy DIY mermaid makeup ( face painting tutorial / halloween makeup )
Can't think of a costume ? This Halloween , transform yourself into a magical mermaid! This Halloween mermaid makeup tutorial by RhiannonClaire is super easy to follow. All you need are fishnet tights and a simple makeup color palette. So, grab a pair of fishnet tights , watch the video tutorial for all the tips and tricks and turn yourself into the prettiest little mermaid just in time for Halloween.
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Easy DIY Marbled pumpkin - unique fall decor
With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home , but nothing beats unique and colorful pumpkins. When it came time to start decorating pumpkins this year, give them the indigo treatment! This step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial by Alice & Lois will guide thorough the process.These gorgeous indigo painted pumpkins make the messy business of pumpkin carving a thing of the past! Head to aliceandlois.com and create your own little indigo pumpkins ! ( Photo:Sara Albers )
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Adorable DIY ladybug potato stamp - stamping for kids
Did you enjoy stamping with potatoes when you were a child? This time Melissa & Camille shows you how to make handmade potato ladybug stamps so you can share this fun activity with your kids Crafting with stamps is a fun way to keep kids active, and these adorable ladybug stamps are here just in time for the spring season. You can make your own stamps using a staple that can be found in just about every kitchen: potatoes! A potato and a little paint are really all you need to make your own handmade potato ladybug stamps for kids ,and in no time your kids can stamp their own adorable little ladybugs all over the place. Here is how you can get started making your own:
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors!
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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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