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DIY Art Materials

16 Homemade Paint Brushes

November 19, 2013

Art For KidsI love unique art projects for kids and this one I dreamed up as an “art experiment”!  The sky is truly the limit with this art project for children, all you need are some clothespins and some creative ideas for what might make an interesting paintbrush. So if you are ready to make some Homemade Paint Brushes let’s get started!

 

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40 Art Materials You Can Make at Home

July 17, 2013
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I’m a DIY kinda gal by nature; I cannot help myself, I just love to make stuff! So when given the chance to make art supplies from scratch or buy them, I will most often choose making them. The upside of making art supplies at home is that the process is half the fun, kids […]

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Science & Art for Kids: Marbled Milk Paper

June 12, 2013
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This post is dedicated to my friend Theresa, a talented and amazing crafter/artist!  One of the most popular posts here on Babble Dabble Do has been Milk Painting and I can see why, the process makes really wild and beautiful designs. When I originally brought milk painting to school as a science project my friend Theresa […]

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DIY Art Material: Scratchboard Cards

May 23, 2013
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I often get asked if making your own art materials saves money. The honest answer is that sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn’t, a fact I find true of DIY projects in general. But cost is not the main reason I like to make things myself; I really just enjoy the exploration and I hope […]

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DIY Art Material: Hardware Store Chalk Paint

May 15, 2013
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This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers! Do you really need yet another homemade paint recipe for kids in your life…the answer is yes! I wasn’t sold on chalk paint at first, drawing with chalk is already a favorite, what could painting with it add?  I decided to […]

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DIY Art Materials: 3 Easy Homemade Paints for Kids

April 24, 2013
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Lately I’m all about one thing when is comes to our kid’s craft activities: EASY. With a newborn and two older kids I just don’t have time to do anything that takes much prep work, so I’m always on the look-out for kid’s activities that I can quickly throw together…enter these three homemade paint recipes: […]

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Our Creative Week

February 21, 2013
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Our Creative Week is a snapshot of the activities that have kept us occupied over the past week, some are impromptu projects, others more planned. Hope this inspires your creative week. 1. Homemade Stamps One of my fave DIY posts so far! Homemade stamps are fun to make, fun to use, and I think the results are amazing. For […]

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DIY Art Materials: How to Make a Stamp

February 18, 2013
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In the realm of arts and crafts ideas for children, rubber stamps rank pretty high up there, and for good reason; using stamps is easy for little hands and the results are magical for kids. I have to admit I never tire of the look of something hand stamped either; the combination of ink’s uneven […]

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Our Creative Week

February 11, 2013
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Our Creative Week is a snapshot of the activities that have kept us occupied over the past week, some are impromptu projects, others more planned. Hope this inspires your creative week. Be sure to enter our Shrinky Dink Card Kit Giveaway ending today! Shrinky Dink I Heart You Cards Kit Creativity for Kids gave us a couple of these cute kits […]

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