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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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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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Easy DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornament (Donut ornament)
Decorate your Christmas tree this year with these lovely little DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornaments by Pysselbolaget! Transform a pack of ordinary white baubles into a set of fun doughnut ornaments that will brighten up your tree. These easy DIY Doughnut Christmas tree ornaments are creative, fun, easy to make, and just perfect for the holidays. Try mixing up the color and size of your donut ornaments to create a whole set!
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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DIY Kids in rain wall art - creative and easy painting ( tutorial )
Adventure-in-a-box created a couple of rain painting prompts by drawing silhouettes of children walking with umbrellas . It's plain that they are in a great need of rain, and your kids will be happy to rise to the occasion and paint some for them. Get the painting tutorial ,and follow Adventure-In-A-Box's free and easy to follow painting tutorial and create a fun gorgeous artworks with the kids :
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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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DIY Watercolor geometrical  wall clock
Today Makkocino in this nice video tutorial will show you how you can revamp your old wall clock into a beautiful watercolor art piece ! This geometric watercolor clock is super easy and fun to make! This gorgeous watercolor clock will look gorgeous in any colors so you can easily adapt this watercolor painting technique to create DIY wall clocks in colors of your choice! You can decorate the finished watercolor clock faces with other decor elements as well: imagine a watercolor base with gold sprinkles and splashes, or accompanied with a nice silhouette of your favorite character. You can even create a galaxy clock with proper colors and a little white acrylic paint!
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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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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 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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DIY Nautical rope anchor wall art - summer decor
You can easily make your own nautical DIY anchor art with Darice's step-by-step tutorial. Angie created an anchor but you can actually do any nautical or ocean themed shape that you love. The rope gives this wall art a beachy feel that will look great in a bathroom or even at a beach house. Take 30 minutes or so and make your own version for your home today!
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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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