Art Archive

Make a DIY Dreamcatcher Out of Crafty Leftovers

One way that I like to challenge my creativity from time to time is to play with crafty leftovers, to take things from other projects or just items from my stash and see what

Notions: Enjoying the Process of Making Art

One of the things that is great about making for kids and adults alike is when you can get engaged in the process of creating more than just trying to get a thing done.

4 Amazing Paper Crafting Books

Paper folding and paper cutting — also known by the Japanese terms origami and kirigami — are big trends in crafting right now, and lots of beautiful paper crafting books are being published to

Homemade Paint Recipe and Experiments

It’s always fun to make your own craft supplies, whether for your kids or your own use. I’m still enjoying the homemade gesso I made a few months ago and need to make a

Notions: Making Art with Kids

I love doing art projects with the girl, but it’s something we’ve been doing a lot of lately. Well, she started a project that hasn’t gotten finished yet, but that will be really cool

3 Books for Kids Who Love to Make

My daughter’s school just opened up a tinkering studio, which is completely awesome and I want to live there. It’s great because the school is really dedicated to STEAM education so there are circuits

How to Embellish a Canvas Tote Bag

I don’t pay a lot of attention to Klout, the website that gives people scores based on their influence (as of this writing I’m at 63, though I don’t really know what that means).