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Jeweled Eggs Spring Craft for Kids

Jeweled Easter Egg Craft for Kids

An Easter egg craft that's sparkling for spring! Are you in need of some egg-cellent Spring craft ideas? Look no further! These sparkly painted clay and jeweled eggs are a great way to keep tiny fingers busy while this springtime weather can be unpredictable.
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Recycled Egg Carton Flowers Spring Craft for Kids

Spring Flowers Egg Carton Craft

A spring craft for kids using a recycled egg carton! Spring has (almost) sprung! Here in the Midwest, we have been lucky enough to have a couple of gorgeous warm and sunny days! When the temps went back down, we celebrated by crafting these flowers made from recycled egg cartons.
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Easter Egg Crafts

Easter Egg Crayon Resist Craft for Kids

Easter egg craft with mixed media! The technique shown here, called “Resist”, is when you apply one material that is waxy or oily and then go over it with a water-based material that is not waxy or oily and won’t mix – it resists! In this case, I’m using crayons as the resist. Then I cover this with watercolor paint.
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Paint Splatter Easter Eggs Craft for Kids

Easter Egg Paint Splatter Craft for Kids

Easy Easter egg craft for kids! It’s been a long, cold winter…. While we wait for spring to come, here’s an egg-cellent Easter activity for the kids. These Paint Splatter Easter Eggs are fun, festive, and best of all – mess-free!
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World of Birds Lesson Plan

Art Lesson Plan: World of Birds

A Lesson plan to teach students all about birds while creating a very unique mixed-media collage. Perfect for grades 3rd - 6th.
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Mardi Gras Paper Plate Masks Craft for Kids

Mardi Gras Crafts for Kids: Paper Plate Party Mask

Mardi Gras crafting for kids! Mardi Gras is one of the biggest parties around, so why not celebrate in a family-friendly way at home! These colorful paper plate masks are a fun and easy way to craft up a party costume with just a few simple supplies you probably have laying around the house. Not only do you end up with a festive mask, but this is also a great exercise to teach color theory and color combinations by mixing paints or seeing what happens when you layer crayon or marker colors. It is also a great opportunity to discuss the history of Mardi Gras and it’s traditions.
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Watercolor Hydrangea with Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils

Watercolor Hydrangea Lesson Plan

A Flowering Lesson Plan using Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils. In this lesson plan, we combine the unique qualities of three mediums: Connector Paints, Goldfaber Aqua Watercolor Pencils, and Faber-Castell Graphite Pencils. These mediums combined, work together producing an inspiring result and are so very enjoyable to use.
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Paper Watercolor Crown

Black History Month Lesson Plan: Martin Luther King Jr.

A kindergarten lesson plan for Black History Month. With this lesson plan, students can learn about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and make their own special crown expressing his virtues.
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Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

This Paper Plate Pumpkin Pie craft is the perfect activity and decoration for your Thanksgiving feast! Season’s Eatings… I mean Greetings! But seriously, what’s better than this time of year full of family, food, and food-themed crafts.
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Christmas craft DIY Christmas gift tag

Christmas Craft-DIY Christmas Gift Tags

You have the Christmas gifts purchased but now it's time to wrap...Add some fun, personal flair to your gifts this holiday season with these DIY Christmas Gift Tags! Receiving a personal Christmas craft is a great way to show others how much you care. 
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Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornaments

Christmas Crafts for Kids - Fingerprint Ornament

Christmas crafts for kids are the perfect way to get them in the holiday spirit! Add a little extra Christmas cheer to your gifts or Christmas decorations this holiday season with these cute fingerprint ornaments crafts.
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Paper Plate Spider - Halloween Craft for Kids

Halloween Paper Plate Spider Craft for Kids

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmas – YET! But it is Halloween and it is the most decorated holiday in our house. These creepy crawly paper plate spiders are the perfect addition to the freight fest in your home!
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The Teal Pumpkin Project with Two Pumpkins

8 Creative and Fun Ideas to Support the Teal Pumpkin Project

While picking out pumpkins, buying treats, and setting up decorations, consider promoting allergy inclusion by turning teal this fall. The Teal Pumpkin Project promotes Halloween inclusion for trick-or-treaters with food allergies or other conditions.  Here we have eight ideas to make sure everyone can enjoy a fun and safe Halloween.
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Watercolor Fall Wreath and Pitt Artist Pens

Fall Watercolor Wreath with Pitt Artist Pens and Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Pencils

I love that feeling when fall finally hits! There are so many ways you can create a fun wreath to add to any project you might be working on. 
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Spooky Spider Bookmark Halloween Craft

Spooky Spider Bookmark Halloween Craft

I love Halloween- it’s a chance to get silly AND spooky! With these spider bookmarks, you can hold your place AND make a craft that is sure to be a hit. It’s perfect for our friends with food allergies who might not get to enjoy trick-or-treating. 
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Oh my Gourd Watercolor Pumpkin Doodles

Oh My Gourd...Fall Pumpkin Doodles

OH MY GOURD! I love Fall! Also, did you know it is almost National Doodle Day? I always like to add a bit of loose watercolor to my doodles! I used the watercolor connector set as well as a Medium tip Pitt Artist Pen.
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Monster Face Painted Rocks

Halloween Painted Rock Faces Craft for Kids

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls! OH MY! Halloween is a BIG deal in our house. We go all out with costumes, parties, treats, and decorations! These painted rock faces are the perfect front porch pumpkin companion or non-candy treat for your little tricksters.
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Haunted House Lesson Plan

Halloween Art Lesson - Draw a Haunted House

This lesson is offered in the spirit of Halloween fun! Halloween Art Lesson Objective: Students become acquainted with Hundertwasser’s art and architecture, then create a Hundertwasser-inspired haunted house in the spirit of Halloween.
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Celebrate International Dot Day!

Celebrate International Dot Day!

An elementary school art lesson plan for K-4th grade. This lesson plans is perfect for celebrating International Dot Day. Art teachers and educators can teach students creativity, courage & collaboration with Kandinsky inspired artwork.
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Watercolor Bird Art

Bird Postcard with Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Markers

Hi everyone, Mou Saha here with an Albrecht Dürer® Watercolor Marker tutorial. Between Spring and Fall, my part of the world wakes up to the songs of many different birds. One of my favorites of these birds is the Eastern Bluebird and its cheerful chirp. In today’s tutorial, I am creating a postcard of an Eastern Bluebird using Albrecht Dürer Watercolor Markers.
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