Showing posts with label paint chip. Show all posts
Showing posts with label paint chip. Show all posts

Friday, September 2, 2016

Paint Chip Pokemon Pikachu Bookmark

Pikachu bookmarks, get your Pikachu bookmarks!  This fun paint chip bookmark craft is easy to make and *gasp* free!  (You probably have most of the materials at your fingertips.) So grab your kids and poke balls and let's make 'em now!

How to Make Paint Chip Pikachu Bookmarks

Paint Chip Pokemon Pikachu Bookmarks- Easy Kids Craft!
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Friday, April 1, 2016

Spring Paint Chip Flower Bookmarks

Are the flowers blooming where you are?  Spring is fully in the air and I am LOOOOOVING it.  Today's craft doubles as a flower craft and spring craft.  We're making super easy paint chip flower bookmarks!

Paint Chip Spring Flower Bookmarks

Spring Paint Chip Flower Bookmarks

So pop on over to DIY Candy today to make your very own flower paint chip bookmarks! 

Happy making, friends!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Window process art (and our favorite 25+ art books!)

There is something about process art that really appeals to me.  When my son and I are free to just explore materials, there's more room to be creative (and a whole lot less pressure on both of us to make things "look right.")  We get to explore, create, and talk with each other.  Now, I will always love cute kids' crafts.  (Googly eyes and glitter will always hold a special place in my heart!) But lately I've just had enough time (and energy) to put out open-ended projects for us to do.

Here's a recent window process art activity that we recently did together...

Family Window Process Art

window process art with preschoolers
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Easy Washi Tape Thanksgiving Banner

This colorful and beautiful Thanksgiving Banner is easy to make and will look beautiful hanging up this holiday season!  And guess what?  It's made from everyday materials like washi tape, paint chips, straws, and popsicle sticks!

Easy Washi Tape Thanksgiving Banner

Easy Thanksgiving Banner- Made from Washi Tape and Paint Chips!
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Recycled Hibernating Bear Craft! (And our favorite Bear books!)

Does your child love learning about nature?  With the recent cooler weather we've been turning to more fall crafts and winter crafts.  Recently we talked about bears and hibernation.  (For some reason my preschooler was amused by the idea of an animal sleeping through the winter.  As a tired, pregnant mom... the idea of sleeping for a long time really appealed to me!)

Today I'm sharing this easy Recycled Hibernating Bear Craft!  It's a great way to teach kids about their natural world using some creative arts and crafts fun!

Recycled Hibernating Bear Craft

Preschool Science- Easy and fun hibernating bear craft!  Great way to teach kids about nature!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Paint Chip Color Wheel Inspired Fall Wreaths

Ready for another easy fall craft? Today we're combining my love for color, paint chip crafts, and fall leaves.  We're making Color Wheel Inspired Fall Wreaths!   

Easy Kids Fall Art Activity-  Make a color wheel inspired fall wreath, using paint chips!
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I took an art class last semester and had a lot of fun learning about color theory using the color wheel.  Since we've been learning about fall and the changing leaves, my son and I made this fall wreath together. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Let's Make Some Confetti Bookmarks!

Ready for the start of the school year?  Today I'm over at DIY Candy sharing how I made these super fun confetti bookmarks to help kids celebrate their love of reading and the new school year!

let's make some confetti bookmarks!  easy to make bookmarks to celebrate the start of the new school year!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

DIY Super Cute Cat Bookmarks

Colorful. Cat. Bookmarks.  Well, if that doesn't lure you in, I'm not sure what will!  Today I'm over at DIYCandy sharing how I made these cute cat bookmarks from paint chips.  So come stop on by!  

cute Cat bookmarks- turn paint chips into cute bookmarks with this easy tutorial

Ha!  Look at all these cats! I feel like a cat-lady....

how to make easy cat bookmarks with paintchips

(And I apologize for the silence over here lately.  Unfortunately, I'm still not feeling well.  So I'm slowing down on crafting for a bit until I feel better.  I'll try to post 1-2 times a week... but we'll see how that goes!)

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Happy making, friends!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Woven Paint Chip Easter Egg Banner

Last Friday we held an early Easter get-together at our place.  I wanted to "spring-ify" our place up, but didn't want to spend a fortune to do it.  So during a trip to our local hardware store, I picked up a couple  oh let's be honest, A WHOLE LOT of paint chips.  (I can't help it! The colors... the colors!!!)  And then I wove myself a colorful Easter garland.  :)

Woven Easter Egg Banner

how to make woven Easter egg garland

I love how the eggs are just so colorful and modern looking!

how to make an Easter egg garland

So if you want to make this simple and FREE Easter decor, visit DIY Candy for my woven Easter Egg Garland tutorial today!  Plus, you can always find other easy Easter crafts on the blog too! 

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Make Matisse Murals with Kids

The more I look at Matisse's artwork, the more it really speaks to me.  I love his vibrant colors and the way his artwork expresses such movement.  Around this time last year, Chuck and I made Matisse Collages from construction paper.  We had such fun making them together... that I thought we could take it to the next level... wall murals!

Making Matisse Murals with Kids

make matisse-inspired wall murals with preschool kids
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Yup.  We made ourselves Matisse mural.  The idea was inspired by this gorgeous kate zaremba wallpaper.  (Love, love, loooove!)   Here's how we did it!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Make Mini Christmas Trees (For free!)

Here's a super easy way to decorate your home for the holidays! 
Make a bunch of mini Christmas trees!
(Bonus- All the materials are free!)

make mini christmas trees- easy DIY

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Easy Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas crafts? Christmas crafts?  Ok, I haven't completely gone bonkers... it's just that the stores have started putting out their Christmas things... so I wanted to join in on the fun.  Last year I had a lot of fun Christmas crafting (remember the village made from Plaster of Paris?)  This year I fell in love with all of the beautiful colors of paint swatches from Home Depot... so I took a bunch home (shhhh, don't tell anyone) and made a bunch of cute paper Christmas trees with Chuck.

Then I wasn't sure what to do with our little army of trees.  At first I was going to turn them into a garland of some sort, but then realized that they would make for a really simple and modern take on a DIY Christmas Advent Calendar!

Easy Christmas Tree Advent Calendar!

easy DIY christmas tree advent calendar
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Friday, May 17, 2013

Paint Chip Wall Art

After our relatives left, I really noticed how empty our place seemed.  Although we moved here almost a year ago, I haven't put much effort into making our place more personal.  Chuck's room is the only one that's sort of decorated.

So, I'm going to do my best to add some decorations to the walls.  I'm not too picky, but I do have three requirements for wall art:

1.  It must be bright and happy.
Chuck and I spend quite a bit of time at home.  We need to be surrounded by lovely, happy things.  

2.  It must be removable.
We live in an apartment.  We're not going to live here forever.  I really really don't want to re-paint rooms or fill holes when we leave.

3.  It must be relatively inexpensive.
I'm uber cheap.  One day we'd like to own our own house, so we're slowly saving up.  (Plus, we had a rather traumatic experience with movers breaking stuff, so I worry about expensive art being destroyed.)

Making wall art with paint chips fits all three requirements.  Inspired by A Beautiful Mess's modern paint chip wall art and How About Orange's triangle paint chip art, I thought I'd give paint chips a try.  Here's my result: