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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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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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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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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 Painted rock pumpkin ( rock painting tutorial )
Looking for some fun rock painting ideas ? Turn ordinary stones into adorable little pumpkins by following along Sustain My Craft Habit's step-by-step rock painting tutorial! These watercolor-inspired painted rock pumpkins are a fun and versatile fall decor idea: use them as tablecloth weights, garden decors or simply scatter the around the house! Rock hunting is a fun way to get outside into nature , spend time with family, spread kindness, and unite communities. But this time don't hide the collected rocks & pebbles in your mother’s kitchen cabinet: create cute painted rock pumpkins from them!
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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 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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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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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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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
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 rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand 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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 woodland animal Easter egg - egg painting tutorial
We have a huge soft spot for woodland animal crafts and we wouldn’t typically associate this theme with Easter , however ( and we are sure you will agree ) , this adorable woodland animal Easter egg craft by Kids Craft Room is totally worthy of breaking the rules.So, If you are looking for some special Easter egg decorating ideas then these gorgeous woodland animal Easter eggs could be just the ticket. These Easter egg animal designs look amazing and are surprisingly easy to do. She’s got a stunning egg fox, raccoon and deer. We can’t choose a favorite as they’re all so adorable!
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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 Straw blown peacock painting - kids craft idea
If your kids are peacock lovers like we are, you will love this pretty and fun painting project. We love every animals in Earth because their uniqueness, but our absolute favorite of them all are the peacocks. We love peacocks because they are so majestic and beautiful. Seeing these amazing creatures inspired Kim's latest craft project the drinking straw blown peacock watercolor painting! This painting technique is so easy even the smallest artistic hands can create these gorgeous watercolor paintings in minutes! This straw blown peacock craft can be  a great craft at the classroom, at the summer camp or at home!  The kids will love painting these gorgeous peacocks !
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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 Metallic copper mason jars with blue patina
Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Suburble and add a bit of antique glam to your mason jarsMason jars are one of our favorite craft materials! They are super cheap and so versatile! So grab your mason jars, and  create a few gorgeous metallic (copper) mason jars for yourself or as a beautiful gift! If you haven't got patinaageing paint you could use dry-brush technique instead to paint your mason jars! And of course this ageing painting technique will work well with other colors as well: imagine an antique gold-brown, or a pearl-white pastel combo!
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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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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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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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