April 9th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
My kid is just starting to really be able to do art projects. At two, he's finally learning that paint and crayons are for making art, not for eating. It's like this whole world of art projects for kids is opening up to us. These are some of the natural and recycled art projects for kids that I want to try with my guy
April 3rd, 2015 | by Julie Finn
How would you like to paint with crayons
April 1st, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Did you know that you can paint with Easter egg dye? The result is similar to watercolor painting, and it's a great way to use up leftover dye after you're done with your eggs
March 18th, 2015 | by Julie Finn
Pysanky is like Egg Dyeing: Master Level, except that it's actually quite accessible--my eight-year-old did it, and my ten-year-old, and my husband, and fumble-fingered ME!
February 26th, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
Artist Brian Dettmer is using old books to create beautiful art. Check out his TED Talk about what he does and why he does it
February 21st, 2015 | by Becky Striepe
Instead of tossing your old, frayed brushes, try this simple technique for cleaning paint brushes without harsh chemicals solvents
August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee?
Include something vintage!
I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use
July 30th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Stones are completely beautiful in themselves, but sometimes you just feel in your heart that you need something with a little more color.
And that's okay! Maybe sometimes a plain old grey stone WANTS to be painted, you know
March 4th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Kids love to play Memory! Here are a ton of handmade memory games that you can craft using sustainable supplies
February 13th, 2013 | by Julie Finn
Do I really need to tell you WHY I want to draw on rocks? Or wood? Or seashells? Just think up a reason that makes sense, and pretend that's why