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  • Black word canvas art
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    DIY Word Canvas Art Project for Kids & Adults

    Learn how to create simple and easy word canvas artworks Is it a holiday again, and you are looking for an easy project for your kids to make? In this article, I am going to show you a DIY word canvas art project for kids. But stayed tuned… because I will also show you another great DIY canvas art project that looks super professional! This art canvas project is great for when you are looking for a simple and inexpensive way to add to your home decor. DIY Word Art makes wonderful gifts for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthdays… My toddlers made this word canvas art for my husband for…

  • Blue DIY koozies with DIY white drawings
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    DIY Personalized Wedding Gift: Create a wedding gift they will LOVE!

    DIY koozies are the perfect gift for many occassions Are you looking for a really cool, personalized, and budget-friendly wedding, Father’s Day, or birthday gift? I recently was in one of my best friend’s weddings and I really wanted to create something memorable, personalized for her. When it came time to go to the bachelorette party, another bridesmaid and I wanted to make something special for the event. We began the search to make our own koozies for her. My friend started saving all the clip art that would work. And yes, all the custom koozie websites have a TON of designs you can choose from. However, I wanted to…

  • DIY lettering transfer idea with pencil
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    DIY Lettering Transfer: How To Easily Draw Words

    Learn how to create lettering for all your DIY projects Have you ever looked at writing on homemade signs and other DIY projects and wondered how they were able to get it so neatly done? Yes, a lot of times artists and crafters use their cricuit. However, here is a very simple and easy word drawing technique that I use ALL the time to get words and lettering how I want. *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read full privacy…

  • Pollock Inspired Watercolor Painting done with liquid watercolor paint and straw by 4-year-old boy
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    Jackson Pollock Inspired Art Project for Kids: Toddler Art You Will Actually Put on Your Walls!

    Fun and easy abstract expressionism art project for kids Are you looking for a fun and different way to create art with kids? Here is a classic art project for kids that is sure to make everyone smile… as long as you can handle a little mess! I love doing this project at the end of the year. I have done this Pollock inspired art project with all different ages of children and they all have so much fun making their Jackson Pollock inspired art project. Get ready to make some abstract expressionist paintings! *Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my…

  • Mustache Tags made in Canva for easy birthday treat bags
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    DIY Easy Birthday Treat Bags: An inexpensive way to make birthday & thank you tags

    My four-year old was so excited for his birthday this year and I was looking for an DIY easy birthday treat bag for him to give out. We only had a family party for him, but he still was going to celebrate with his preschool class and they LOVE getting goodies when it is someone’s birthday! So off to Target and the Dollar Store I went in search for the most inexpensive things I could buy to put in the treat bags with DIY thank you tags! Tip: My son’s birthday is in April, and I had bought clearance Valentine’s Day prizes for 70% off after the holiday. I was…

  • Watercolor set as best art supply
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    15 of the Best Art Supplies for Kids

    Get creative with these top art supplies for children I have tested and tried a lot of art supplies over the years and here are my top art supplies for kids.  This is the list of top art supplies that I have found for kids from preschool-aged to school-aged. I have seen a lot of painting on tables, marker smelling, brush washing, handwashing, pencils breaking, glue tasting, okay you get the point… These supplies would also work for older students, however, if they are a serious student artist, they may start to buy even higher quality (and more expensive!) art supplies. While some of these supplies may be the more…

  • Easy DIY Oobleck Slime for Kids
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    DIY Easy Oobleck Slime for Kids: Keep your toddlers entertained for HOURS!

    I absolutely love this DIY Oobleck Slime for kids! If you are like me, you spend time setting up different projects for your toddlers and only have them entertained for a few minutes. If you are lucky then maybe they will be entertained for part of an hour. I try to let my kids be bored and learn things on their own, but there are times when you need an activity to entertain them for awhile. This is the perfect activity for kids and toddlers because my son can play with DIY Oobleck Slime for hours!  The best part is that it only takes TWO-INGREDIENTS and one of them is…

  • Baby Registry Must-Haves from an Experienced Mom
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    Baby Registry Must-Haves from an Experienced Mom

    Three Babies in Four Years After 3 babies in 4 years, here are the baby registry must-haves in 2019 for your list. I am all for saving money and DIY, however, sometimes you just need to purchase things to survive!  One could say that we have A LOT of experience with babies these past couple years. I have either been pregnant or breastfeeding for almost 5 years!!! YIKES! However, it is all worth it for our family. Therefore, I have a lot of opinions on baby gear you may want to include when getting ready for your bundle of joy and setting up your DIY nursery. Here is our DIY…

  • Painted transparency with colored q-tips to create a DIY stained glass art project for kids
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    Stained Glass Art Project for Kids that WOWS!

    Learn how to create faux stained glass I cannot wait to share this amazing stained glass art project for kids. It is an awesome individual project or can be displayed together to create a wonderful sight! I have done this project all ages of children but would be suitable for any age that can successfully squeeze a glue bottle. Even the youngest kids could do to this stained glass art project with some extra adult assistance. This project is perfect to put on display for all to see in your neighborhood. It is amazing what sidewalk chalk, art projects in windows and colorful drawings can do to your neighbor’s spirits.…

  • DIY Painted Accent Wall Home Decor Ideas
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    DIY Painted Accent Wall

    I am so excited to share my DIY Painted Accent Wall for the February pin challenge from My Pinadventures. For the challenge we are supposed to try a pin that we like and tell you how it went. I am sure some of us may even experience Pinterest fails and that is okay! If you don’t try, you will never succeed. I tell my students to always try and as a “DIY-er”,  you have to be willing to fail. “Mistakes are proof that you are trying.” -Anonymous I was inspired by Thistlewood Farms. Immediately, I saw the hexagon design and thought I could do my own spin on this for…