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Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

Hokusai- Inspired Printmaking

I have always loved and admired the work of Japanese block printers, especially Hiroshige and Hokusai. (Here is a marvelous video about both of these great artists.) Using the lesson idea from  Art Treasury, we learned a little about Hokusai, then made our own version of a “great wave” print. I have lots of left over … Continue reading

Faux Bark Paintings

Faux Bark Paintings

I highly recommend the Usborne book Art Treasury. It is almost like a mini art curriculum, full of short art history lessons about a wide range of artists from all different time periods and cultures AND there are corresponding projects for each artist! (FYI: I loved this book before I became an Usborne Book EC. … Continue reading

Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day

Epiphany or Three Kings’ Day

This post is long overdue! The little one and I had a lovely time celebrating Epiphany this year. In December, I participated in a Three Kings’ Day swap in one of the Waldorf groups I belong to. I made “gifts” (things to represent the presents the Wise Men brought; pictured below) and in return, received … Continue reading

Kid Craft: Butterflies

Kid Craft: Butterflies

My son is obsessed with butterflies lately! It must be the springtime air. He has drawn no less than 2 dozen butterfly pictures in the last week, so when he discovered these butterfly bodies in my stash of craft supplies, he was delighted. My mom gave them to me years ago, so I am not … Continue reading

Super Hero Birthday, part 1

Super Hero Birthday, part 1

The Wee One has a rapidly approaching birthday! He decided he wanted a super hero themed birthday party, so I have been working on some super hero themed crafts. Here’s a sneak peek.

Washi Tape Bandwagon

Washi Tape Bandwagon

For Christmas, both of my sisters gave me tons of washi tape. (You’d think they thought I was crafty or something.) I like to use washi tape for finishing the edges of my embroidery hoops before I hang them on the wall, but I hadn’t done much else with the stuff. Today I jumped on … Continue reading

Kid Craft: Hand Print “Stained Glass” Suncatcher

Kid Craft: Hand Print “Stained Glass” Suncatcher

The Wee One loves art, which makes me happy beyond words. He is certainly growing up to value handmade and the artistic process. I try to do a handmade project a day with him, whether it is drawing, painting, or some other art form or baking/making in some other capacity. This project is one we … Continue reading

Snowy day & a Felt Project

Snowy day & a Felt Project

The snow is here! Right now it is big flakes, but they are quickly turning to smaller, more steady flakes. The Wee One is enjoying watching the snow come down and keeps looking up from his books to check out how much snow we have. We’re about to head off for a walk in the … Continue reading

“Stained” Glass Candle Holders

“Stained” Glass Candle Holders

The Wee One and I made gorgeous painted candle holders this week. We followed this wonderful tutorial from Crafting Connections’ blog. Super easy and we had everything on hand to make them. I had hoped to make them just before Christmas but was too sick. Here’s the basic overview of what we did, but if you … Continue reading

Kid Holiday Craft: Santa Star

Kid Holiday Craft: Santa Star

I saw this adorable project on Entertaining Monsters and knew we had to make one! The Wee One had lots of fun, from cutting out the star to drawing the components of Santa to gluing on Santa’s beard. All you need is red construction paper, cotton balls, and a black crayon or marker. Then play … Continue reading