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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 bubble paint flower hydrangeas
This may just be one of the easiest and most fun “painting” to make, because you don’t even have to “paint”! Love blowing bubbles? This bubble painting craft project is a perfect choice for you (and for the kids)! This gorgeous hydrangea flower picture is a perfect spring decor for your home or you can give them as lovely cards on mother's day. You can paint other motifs (animals,flowers,landscapes) with this fun painting technique as well!
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers ! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home ! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how , she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowers. Watercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic!
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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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How to paint tiles - tile painting tutorial (bathroom makeover)
Do you ever have a project that ended up being so much easier than you expected that you’re kicking yourself for procrastinating so long to do it? Painting ceramic tiles is one of those projects ! Many people believe that the only way to color a tile is to glaze it in a kiln, but you can actually paint tile yourself at home! If you do the right prep work, it’s a quick, easy task that will let you re-color your flooring or bathroom , or even add a decorative element to your floors, counters, or mantel. Learning how to choose the right supplies, prepare your tile for painting, and paint and seal your tile correctly will help you re-do your home quickly and inexpensively.
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 Beach inspired pallet art with a seahorse - summer decor
Bring the feel of the beach to your home! This colorful seahorse beach pallet art by Darice will be a fun addition to your summer patio decor. Visit blog.darice.com and learn how easy it is to turn a pallet into a beautiful DIY beach art for summer! This simple and stylish artwork 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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DIY Watermelon print napkins - fabric painting idea (summer decor)
If you're looking to add a little style to your summer party, don't buy it: DIY it! There are few things that say summer quite like watermelon ! These watermelon print napkins by The Sweetest Occasion will be the cutest watermelon print napkins you've ever seen. This printing technique is super simple, so if you have slightly older kids, they can definitely get involved in helping with the stamping. You could also use this same technique on a tablecloth, which makes this craft a great way to personalize a summer party table ! Follow the steps in this DIY guide , and you will be able to create your very own custom napkins :
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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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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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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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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 Galaxy rock magnets - rock painting
Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! These gorgeous galaxy rock magnets can be great Father's day gifts for the best dad in the universe, or if you have a grandmother or an aunt who loves the cosmos or if you simply want a bunch of out-of-this-world magnets, it works any time! We love how the rocks look as if they were shards that fell off the night sky. That is, if the sky was rock hard, as some ancient cultures believed. Create some super easy to paint galaxy rocks and amaze your friends and family members with your amazing rock painting skills!
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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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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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