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Christmas Tree Process Art

 This is such a fun way for kids to paint, without using any brushes! It creates a lovely work of art that adds just the right touch of kid made cheer to your space!


My youngest and I love to paint together. We are always thinking of things to paint, without turning to a paint brush. We came up with this adorable process art using only a cork, a pencil eraser, and some paint. This is the perfect seasonal art project for kids.



Supplies:
Paint in green, red, yellow and brown
A pencil with an eraser
A paper plate
A cork
Paper



Directions:
Pour a little squirt of each color of paint on a paper plate.
Offer your child a pencil with an eraser and a cork.
Encourage your child to form the tree shape by stamping in the green paint, then adding one stamp to the paper.
On the next line, make two stamps.
On the third line, stamp 3 times. You get the idea.
After the tree is formed, using the eraser, dip into the other colors of paint, and start decorating the tree.


                     Use whatever colors you like for the ornaments. We used red, blue and yellow.



                                          Next form the tree trunk with brown paint.

                                         Allow to dry and display.

Isn't this such a cute holiday process art idea? Preschoolers and toddlers might enjoy this too!



You can find all of our Christmas crafts here.

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Prickly Play Doh Cactus

Are you looking for a fun project for older kids that something you probably already have at home? This prickly play doh cactus craft is awesome for tweens and teens and maybe even Mom or Dad too. Anyone who loves cacti will appreciate this easy and fun way to add a little cactus flair to your space.


I have always been a big fan of play doh. When I was a kid myself, I begged for it all the time. When I was a tween, I did every school project possible with play doh. As a twenty something, I made my much cooler friends roll their eyes at my play doh collection. Now I am a mom, and guess what? I STILL LOVE PLAY DOH! 

This project came about during an afternoon of missing the kids while they were at school. I started playing with green doh and here we are, making a cool, prickly play doh cactus.

Disclaimer. This is NOT a kid project. Do not do this with your toddlers, preschoolers, infants, or kindergartners. They will get hurt. 

Supplies:
A small terracotta pot
Green play doh
Toothpicks
A few rocks


Directions:
Fill half of your pot with rocks. 


 Shape your green play doh into a long lump.


Attach a few lumps to the sides, like the arms of a cactus.


Now, take about ten toothpicks and break them in half.



Start sticking the toothpicks into the play doh, like the little spikes of a cactus, insert them broken side into the doh.


As you can see, I thought a little purple flower was a nice touch. Feel free to vary this as you like.


Display on your desk, or on a shelf out of reach of little hands. Over time this will dry out. You can toss it, or keep it as is when that happens. It is a matter of preference.


If you liked this project check out all of my play doh projects.
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Apple Process Art

 This easy process art project is perfect for little ones this fall. It requires only a few supplies, only 1 minute of set up, and it creates a gorgeous work of art that kids will be so proud to display!



Harper and I love to craft and create together. We love nothing more than a trip to Hobby Lobby, or a few bottles of paint and blank paper. We have been making art with a bunch of things, without brushes! This cork stamped apple art is our latest creation. 



We used a cork from a wine bottle, some acrylic paint and copy paper to make this. Really, that is all you need!


Supplies:
Paint in green, brown and red.
A cork
Paper
A paper plate


Directions:
Pour a small amount of each color of paint onto a paper plate.
Offer your child a cork and encourage the child to begin stamping the outline of an apple in red.


Encourage your child to stamp in the center of the apple until it is covered.






Ask the artist to roll the side of the cork into the brown paint, and then roll the cork onto the top of the apple to form a stem.


Next ask the artist to dip the cork into the green paint.



Ask the artist to give the apple a leaf.

Allow the painting to dry and then display.


This is so cute right? It begs to be displayed on the fridge!



Grandparents would also love to have an original from their favorite artist!

You can find all of my favorite kid crafts here.




15+ Fin-tastic Shark Crafts for Adults




Take a bite out of the lost pencil situation and make this Shark Pencil Pouch by The Patchwork Posse. These are so cute that everyone will want one!



Add a lot of personality to your clothespin bag with this Shark Clothes Pin Bag by the Polka Dot Chair. It is sure to make laundry chores feel more like a day at the beach!


Make your own super funky shark jewelry with this tutorial from Morena's Corner. This is an awesome idea for teens and adults!



Shark Mittens are an adorable way to keep the cold from biting little hands! They also double as an awesome tool for puppet play. Check the tutorial out from A Night Owl Blog.



Surfs and sips up with these etched shark wine glasses by Doodle Craft. These are perfect for making your glassware unique!





Patchwork Shark Pillow Cases by Today's Creative Life are perfect for adding a one of a kind touch to your home.



Make a DIY Shark Bag for a special kid and they will be fin flipping happy! Get the tutorial at the Small and Friendly site.



Let a hammerhead guard the fridge with this DIY shark magnet project by Kids Activities Blog.



Add a bite of fun to your next pool party with these cute pool noodle sharks by Views From a Step Stool.



Beaded Shark Necklaces are a great way to DIY your own accessories! Get the instructions from Buggy and Buddy.



Don't lose your place in your book. These shark bookmarks from Red Ted Art are a colorful way to leave a shark in charge of your reading materials.



Make a DIY Shark Tooth Necklace with this tutorial by Happy Go Lucky.



Make your own wrap around shark shirt with this free file from Where the Smiles Have Been.



Add a touch of eerily elegant to your wardrobe with this gold foil shark shirt by Doodle Craft.



Make a flip flop wreath to warn visitors of Shark Infested Waters with this tutorial from Dollar STore Crafts

Glow in the Dark Galaxy Slime


My kids have been begging to make slime for a while now. I finally caved and made a really pretty glow in the dark galaxy slime. This was easy and fun to make. My kids loved it in the daytime, and at night too!



























We loved this slime because it can technically be made with stuff you already have. I happened to have glow in the dark powder at home, so I added it. Use whatever glitter or confetti you have to make this easy slime. 

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Supplies:
1 cup of cornstarch
3/4 cup of water
A craft stick



Directions:

Mix the glow in the dark powder with the cornstarch.



Slowly add the water to the blue cornstarch.



Add a generous amount of extra fine black glitter and silver star confetti.



Begin to mix the slime with the craft stick.




As it begins to clump together begin kneading by hand.



Your slime is ready when it is dry to touch but squishy!




If your slime is too runny add a pinch more cornstarch.




This will glow in the dark if left to 'charge' in the sun. You can also use a black light to really bring out the glow in the dark properties.






You can find all of my kid crafts here.
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