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Plant Critters

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

If you go outside during the day, keep your eyes peeled for the many different critters you can find around your neighborhood. You might discover a butterfly drinking nectar from a flower, a dragonfly zooming by, or maybe a little spider spinning a web. Use these fun moments exploring outdoors to find inspiration for this fun project that uses leaves, flowers and twigs to create your own critters and nature scenes!

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Homemade Scratchboard

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Scratchboard is a great drawing surface that allows artists to draw while paying close attention to the types of lines they are using. The results vary from high contrast black and white, random rainbow effects or even looks that are more controlled. Scratchboard can be a bit expensive so being...

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DIY Paper Quilling

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Paper quilling is a great technique for adults and older children to try at home. You can start by using materials around your house and then branch out into professional-quality materials to take your projects to the next level.In the below article, guest artist Ann Martin ...

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Salt Dough Animals

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Make your own animal sculptures using the supplies you have in your own pantry!

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Dried Flower Wall Art

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Transform pieces of nature into a beautiful wall hanging with this fun project that uses dried flowers and plants from your own backyard. Look around for different textures and colors that complement each other and that will remind you of summer all year round. Get creative and put your own spin on it!

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