Art Archive

Found Object Print Making with Kids

Sometimes it pays to have a really messy playroom. Recently the girl asked me to paint with her, which she doesn’t often do. She’s usually content to create by herself, which I love, but

DIY Dragon Egg Tutorial

The girl has lately become really interested in dragons. We picked up the book Dragonology rather at random at the library. It’s written like an early 20th century guide book to dragons, and it’s

My Favorite Upcylced Craft Supplies

This week I’m taking part in the Natural Parenting Blogger Earth Month Blog Hop. Today’s posts are all about natural parenting, green toys and crafts. Making things out of things that would otherwise be

Turn a Junk Mail Collage into Fun Spring Decorations #junkplay

I’m back with another post in the 60 Day #junkplay Challenge. This time around we’re looking at fun things to do with junk mail. This is one of those projects that could go a

Turn an Old Board Book into a Kid’s Art Journal #junkplay

I’m participating in the 60 Day Junk Play Challenge, in which a bunch of bloggers from all over the world are sharing their ideas for using old stuff in new ways. You can learn

What is Gesso and How to Make Your Own Gesso

As I have been doing more painting and mixed media type projects, I have found myself delving into art supplies I didn’t know much about before. One of my most-needed supplies right now is

Let Go of Expectations with Make Bad Art

I have often said — in my head at least, if not out loud — that I think creativity is the thing that makes people human. We all have a desire to make things,