Arts And Crafts Ideas For Couples

Paint inside your cabinets

It’s any project that can be completed in one afternoon. So basically, it’s an easy project! Most of these have a minimal number of supplies and steps. These are just for fun, simple projects to try out next time you have a lazy afternoon.

Try painting the inside of your kitchen cabinets. Hello pop of color! (If your cabinets are not white to begin with this could possibly stretch into a two-afternoon project. But hey, it’s so cute!)Song lyric wall art

Add some personality to your space with a song lyric wall artIPhone cases

Create your own cell phone case. You could use, nail polish, leather, paper, glitter… the list goes on. 🙂Cloth napkins

Make some pretty cloth napkins. Use less paper. Add color to your table. Impress your mother-in-law. Just do it. Cacti planter

Make a simple cacti planter for your back porch or living room mantle. Personalized art

Make a few super simple personalized pet art (of your dog or cat!). Aged mercury glasses

We love this simple technique for making aged mercury glass candle holders. Constellation scarf

Make your own constellations scarf. No sewing machine required!Hanging planters

Create a few DIY hanging planters for your windows or front porch. Clipboards

Make your own clipboards on found wood. This is a fun way to dispaly art in your home.House stamp journal

Make your own stamp to personalized your next journal. Kitchen art

Create some easy kitchen wall art with this simple but fun technique. Salt + pepper shakers

Use glass etching to create your own modern salt + pepper shakersPersonalized playing cards

Personalize a deck of cards for a fun gift idea!Washi tape doorway

Use colored (washi) tape to add some temporary color to a doorway. Wax resist

Use this wax-resist teachinque to create a few cute scarves.Photo covered journal

Use your own photos to personalize a journal coverInstagram calendarDo you ever print your smartphone or Instagram photos? Make a mini wall calendar of your favorites!Stamped napkins

Spend an afternoon stamping a few cloth napkins with a geometric shape, polka dot or monogramed letters. Tricked out shoes

It’s no secret that we love tricking out our shoes. Yep. This is such an easy way to add a little more color or pattern to a simple pair of shoes.

Happy crafting!

40+ Craft Ideas That are Easy to Make and Sell

Why do we make crafts and put together DIY projects? Well, for the love of course, but in some cases for money. Not the love of money, that’s bad, but because getting paid to do what you love is considered a very successful life. So, with that in mind, I present 42 craft ideas that range from “dang simple” to “kinda hard,” especially if you can’t sew.

There is something for every crafter; and I believe every one of these ideas can sell at any craft show or even on Etsy. In fact, a few are already proven sellers on Etsy.com (and we linked to those that are) and many of those have sold out so there is room for you to make more of anything. If you have had success at a craft show, please share. This site isn’t just about me sharing ideas with readers, but you sharing ideas with me and also my readers.

Let me know if any of these most excellent craft ideas are something you have sold before or if you think you might try to sell online or at a craft bizarre, expo or whatever your hometown calls your craft sale. Can you believe it? 42 craft ideas and not a single mason jar to be found?

Lost Sock Board for the Laundry Room

missing-socks-board

Oh, how clever. This is a good idea for a craft project that will definitely sell on a craft show. Who doesn’t have a box of socks with a no matching sock to be found. Now you can see them easily to match the lost sock. And, it will likely give you a chuckle every now and then. Found on 1,000 Things To Do. (This site does have time-out issues, speaking of…)

Time Out Stool Tutorial

time-out-stool-tutorial

This lovely and playful idea for putting a child in time out seems like a winner to me and a great conversational piece that would be an easy craft project sell and make. Found on Christiney’s Crafts.

Dollar store plate charger and chalkboard paint- what a GREAT idea to sell at craft fairs

DIY Christmas plate

Found on lizziscreations.blogspot.com

Handmade Franciscan Earthenware Cake Stand in Turquoise

Handmade Franciscan Earthenware Cake Stand in Turquoise

Item has been removed from Etsy.com. Here is a copy.

Lollipop Stand for Sale

lollipop stand

Found on meetthedubiens.com

Homemade Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treat Recipe

Found here: Homemade Dog Treats

Nail Cross Pendant

nail-cross-pendant

Found on mollydodd.wordpress.com

Dishwasher Magnet, Clean or Dirty

dishwasher clean dirty magnet

Found on auntnubbyskitchen.blogspot.com

Handmade Display Shelf Makes Hot Wheels Even Hotter!

Handmade Display Shelf

Found onLumberJocks.com

Cute collar & tie for your dog

A great craft project that will sell very well to all those dog owners who love their canines.

Cute collar & tie for your dog

Found on ammothedachshund.com

Football Onsie

hobby lobby brown onesie + felt = Football Fun

For the baby whose Dad loves football. Know any Dads like that? I thought so.

football onsie

Found on tiffkeetch.blogspot.com

Glass Gem Marble Letter Magnets

Glass Gem Marble Letter Magnets

Found on twobigtwolittle.com

Seatbelt Pillows

Make these super cute, super easy Seatbelt Pillows before your summer road trip. No more neck strained car seat sleeping!

SuperBaby-Pillow

Found on superjenn.com Original post is now here.

Child’s Art Apron from Dishtowel!

painted rocks

Found on dollarstorecrafts.com

Wine Cork Keychains

wine cork keychaings

Found on addicted2decorating.com

Snowman Poop Gift for Christmas

Heard you’ve been naughty so here’s the scoop – all you get for Christmas is Snowman Poop.

snowman poop

Found on enchantedladybugcreations.blogspot.com

Painted Rocks for Garden Organization

painted rocks garden

Found on lubirdbaby.com

Recycled Box Notepads

Recycled Box Notepads

Found on infarrantlycreative.net

No-Sew Market Tote

No-Sew Market Tote

Found on marthastewart.com

Jewelry Pail Organizer

Jewelry Pail Organizer

Found on dollarstorecrafts.com

4 ingredient doggie treats

4 ingredient doggie treats

Found on browneyedbaker.com

genius!!! hot pan handle holder

genius!!! hot pan handle holder

Found on untrendylife.com

How to transfer a photo onto a slab of wood… for a unique diy photo display

From The Art of Doing Stuff

Get your own wood art

This is sourced from The Art of Doing Stuff. Great job, Karen!

Video Tutorial – DIY Wooden Picture

Turn Inexpensive Frames Into Chalkboard Signs

 chalkboard signs

Paint the frames, and then paint the glass with chalkboard paint.

Wine Glasses make Great Candle Lamps

wine-glass-candle-lamps

You can do this easy DIY craft using wine glasses by following the directions here. These make great crafts to sell for weddings and romantic evenings.

Upcycling Old Knife Holder

Upcycling Old Knife Holder

Sand, Paint, and Decorate: You see knife blocks ALL THE TIME at goodwill.

Found on austinstaynplay.blogspot.com

Roadway Crochet Throw for a Children’s Toy

Crafts for children are usually easy to sell. Moms and Grandmothers love to buy for their children.

roadway Crochet Throw

Found on ravelry.com

Blue Snowflake Cupcake Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments that are unique make great sale items at craft shows.

Blue Snowflake Cupcake Christmas Ornaments - Cherry & Glitter

Found on etsy.com

DIY Cookie Basket Made From A Paper Plate

Easy way to package bake goods at craft sales.

DIY Cookie Basket Made From A Paper Plate

Found on onegoodthingbyjillee.com

Growth Charts… Maybe measure him on his birthday every year?

Growth Charts Maybe measure him on his birthday every year

Found on etsy.com

Chalkboard wine bottles

chalkboard wine bottles

Found on Etsy

Jelly Bean Bracelets

jelly bean bracelets

Found on artzycreations.com

DIY How to Transfer an Image to a Rock

DIY How to Transfer an Image to a Rock

Found on VillaBarnes.com

Coat Rack. This would be so easy to make and sell

Coat Rack. This would be so easy to make

Found on cargocollective.com

Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets

Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets

Found on mamamiss.com

Candles in Tea Cups

candle teacups

Found on heygorg.com

Do It Yourself: Etched Glass Water Bottle

Do It Yourself Etched Glass Water Bottle

Found on creativegreenliving.com

Pallet Sign Hand Painted Chevron Pattern Chevron Sign

Pallet Sign Hand Painted Chevron Pattern Chevron Sign

Found on etsy.com

Denim Side Pouch or Pocket

Denim Side Pouch or Pocket

Pinned by Nastja Rozman

Glass Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator magnets are an inexpensive item that you can sell in bulk online at at craft shows. Glass magnets look nice, are easy to make and sell at craft sales.

DIY-refrigerator-magnets

Found on marthataylorphillips.blogspot.com

Seashells On A Craft Wood Letter

Seashells On A Craft Wood Letter

 

I can’t find the site that made this, but this looks to be the earliest source I could find for credit (July, 2011). If you know who did this, let me know and I’ll update this listing. Great idea for a beach home.

DIY Crafty Coffee Cozy

diy coffee cozy

Found on craftystaci.com

DIY seed bombs

DIY seed bombs

Found on Project Wedding

Do you have any craft ideas that sold really well for you?

40+DIY Wood Home And Garden Decorations

Do you love do-it-yourself projects that you can do around the home and yard? We’ve found some beautiful wood and log projects that we’re sure you are going to love! You can use wood logs in so many ways, some practical and some artistic. Many people fall in love with the rustic and natural look of wood, and why not? It’s one of nature’s most wonderful gifts.

We have several projects here ranging from cute artistic candle holders to practical table and chairs. There are so many ideas! You could use wood logs to create coat hangers, planters, coasters and much more. Take some time to browse through the ideas below, we’re sure you will find something to pique your interest!

1. Gorgeous wood pathway:

wood-slice-path

2. Log framed mirror:

log-frame-mirror

3. Unique wine rack:

unique-wine-rack

4. Log flower planter:

log-planter

5. Decorative log coffee table:

decorative-log-table

6. Backyard table and chairs:

backyard-table-chairs

7. Artistic coat rack:

entryway-coat-rack

8. Log bench:

log-bench

9. Beautiful log fountain:

wood-log-fountain

10. Stylish doormat from

wood slices:

stylish-doormat

11. Christmas garland:

christmas-garland

12. Glow in the dark wood stumps:

glow-wood-stumps

13. Log candle centerpiece:

log-candle-centerpiece

14. Heart carved tree trunk:

love-tree-trunk

15. Rustic napkin rings:

rustic-napkin-ring

16. Adorable mini table on wheels:

stool-on-wheels

17. Cute wooden pendants for the kids:

wood-pendants

18. Wood slice serving board:

wood-serving-board

19. Wood slice side tables:

wood-side-table

20. Gorgeous wood art:

wood-slice-art

21. Mini chalkboard from a wood slice:

wood-slice-chalkboard

22. Adorable wood slice magnets:

wood-slice-magnets

23. Wood slice ornaments:

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24. Wood slice table runner:

wood-slice-table-runner

25. Thumbtacks using wood slices:

wood-thumbtacks

26. Beautiful branch bannister:

branch-bannister

27. Elegant branch coat rack:

branch-coat-rack

28. Log candle holders:

log-candle-holders

29. Tiered wood shelf:

tiered-wood-shelf

30. Hang your clothes in style:

branch-hang-clothes

31. Cute baby mobile:

branch-mobile

32. Log side table:

log-side-table

33. Hanging branch lights:

hanging-branch-lights

34. Mini wood vase:

mini-wood-vase

35. Unique spice racks:

spice-racks

36. Tree hat rack:

tree-hat-rack

37. Wood cake tray:

wood-cake-tray

38. Elegant wood slice clock:

wood-clock

39. Wood pencil holder:

wood-pencil-holder

40. Wood slice coat rack:

wood-slice-coat-rack

How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers

How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers

Summer is the perfect time to head to the lake, the park or the mountains and share a meal with people you love. The last thing you want though, is a swarm of bugs getting to your salads before you do. You can bring some environmentally friendly style to your picnic by ditching the plastic wrap and creating some reusable fabric bowl covers instead. Make them for any size bowl to coordinate with your picnic ware. Just find some fun fabric, a little elastic and you’re on your way to creating these cute washable fabric bowl covers.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Things You’ll Need

  • Cardboard for a pattern
  • 1/2-yard of coordinating fabrics
  • Washable ink pen
  • Sharp scissors
  • Pins
  • 1/4-inch elastic
  • Safety pin
  • Needle and thread
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 1

Make a pattern by turning your bowl upside down on cardboard, then measuring and mark ing1 1/2 inches away from the edge of the bowl. Cut out the circle.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 2

Lay your cardboard pattern on your fabric and trace around it with a washable marking pen. Cut along your marks with a pair of sharp fabric scissors. Repeat this with your coordinating fabric so you have 2 fabric circles.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 3

Place your fabric circles with right sides together. Pin and sew with a 1/2-inch seam allowance leaving a 1 1/2-inch opening.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 4

Cut notches out of the seam allowance to reduce bulk when you turn it right side out. Be very careful not to cut the stitching.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 5

Turn the fabric circle right side out through the opening. Tuck in the opening and press around the entire the seam with an iron.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6

Stitch 1/2 inch away from the pressed edge to create a casing for your elastic.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 7

Measure around the top of your bowl and subtract 2 inches. Cut a piece of 1/4-inch elastic to that length. Attach a safety pin to an end of your elastic, thread it through the opening and pull it through the entire casing until it comes out the other side.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 8

Attach the two ends of elastic by sewing them together with a zig zag stitch.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

Step 9

Adjust the elastic so it is even inside the casing and hand sew the opening closed with a needle and thread.

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)

It’s totally OK to have a little swagger in your step when you show up at your next picnic with yard Jenga and food covered with your new fabric bowl covers. Go ahead and brag a little to let everyone know you made them yourself!

Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.
(How to Make Washable Fabric Bowl Covers)
Get rid of the trash producing plastic wrap and create some colorful, reusable fabric bowl covers for all of your summer get togethers.

How to Make a Wine Cork Wreath

Wine Cork Wreath

How to Make a Wine Cork Wreath | Do you have a collection of wine corks that you don’t know what to do with? Turn them into a decorative wreath.

love to think of new ways to use wine corks in a crafty way. Over the summer, I experimentally spray painted some wine corks gold. The glittery color mixed with the sculptural quality of the corks was a winning combo. So I decided to use a variety of metallic spray paints on my collection of corks and then gather them together to make a wreath full of rich, sparkling colors.

Here are the materials to use:

  • Krylon metallic spray paint in Chrome, Copper and Gold
  • Krylon glitter blast paint in Lucky Green and Cherry Bomb
  • spray paint nozzle attachment*
  • drop cloth
  • wine corks
  • flat board wreath form
  • glue gun
  • wire-edged ribbon
*This inexpensive attachment evenly sprays paint and can be reused for other projects.

And here’s how I made it:

1. Divide wine corks into equal batches, one batch for each paint color you are using. Place the spray paint nozzle attachment on a paint can. Spray one batch of corks. Repeat for each color of paint you are using. The metallic paints will adhere well and will only need a few coats on each side. However, plan for four coats or more (each side) for the glitter blast paint.

2. Once the corks are dry to the touch (about 30 minutes), turn them and cover the remaining unpainted portions. Let the corks dry completely overnight.

3. Using a glue gun, affix corks, circular ends down, to the wreath form. For a more random look, you can also apply the corks to each other on the outside of the wreath form.

Jason Kisner

4. Create a bow from wire ribbon in a coordinating fabric. Glue the bow to the corks. Use another piece of the ribbon to hang the wreath.

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Wine Cork Wreath

How to Make a Wine Cork Trivet

How to Make a Wine Cork Trivet. Turn wine cork into a functional trivet for your kitchen.

There is something quite nostalgic about keeping and collecting wine corks from our favorite places, moments, years and wines. Displaying the corks in clear glass containers is a lovely way to showcase them. However, I had another idea. Recently I moved into a new place and much of my kitchen is still in boxes. I decided to upcycle some corks into a trivet to protect my counter and tabletop. I’m considering making a few of these for gifts, especially for the upcoming holidays.

For this craft you will need:

  • a high temperature hot glue gun or other permanent adhesive
  • corks
  • cork board
  • scissors
  • pen

First, lay out your cork design on top of the large piece of corkboard. Once satisfied with the cork layout, trace the shape of the corks onto the corkboard, remove the corks and cut out the base from the corkboard.

Now it’s time to to glue those corks into place using the pattern that you created in the beginning without the glue.

Glue the corks onto the corkboard a row at a time. Allow the trivet to dry. Now it is ready for use.

Enjoy the cork trivet for years to come. Try mixing up the pattern of the corks and the shape of the trivet. This project makes for a wonderful crafting night with friends. The possibilities are endless. 

Arts and Crafts Ideas To Make and Sell

Arts and Crafts Ideas To Make and Sell

Arts and Crafts Ideas To Make and Sell| Having the knowledge to start a craft business means following the same methods as for any other business. Knowing who your customers are is a first. What exactly do you want to market? Who are your competitors? Would people have a need for what you are selling? How much money and time do you intended to invest in the growth of your business? All very valid questions one must ask when contemplating becoming an entrepreneur. Well, here are a few tips to remember if you have a craft idea that you may want to turn into a business.

  • MAKE SURE YOUR CRAFT IDEA IS ONE THAT WOULD BE LIKED – If no one likes what you’re offering, then two things are gonna happen. Either they will just buy to patronize you(not because the really need or want it) maybe because they are your friends and family. Worst than that, they just would not buy at all.
  • MAKE A LOT OF FRIENDS – Remember you never know what situation you may end up in and need the help of someone. Plus if people know they are potential customers, then they expect you to be nice and friendly to them. Don’t overdo it, just be professional.
  • ALWAYS HAVE SAMPLES OF YOUR WORK TO DISPLAY – pictures are also good enough, just in case an opportunity arises with an interested, zealous customer.
  • SET ASIDE TIME FOR YOUR CRAFT BUSINESS – If this is not done, your business may fail or just would not grow.
  • GET A WEBSITE – You will need to market your stuff and give people a chance to view what you have to offer. Have a blog on your site informing people about your product.
  • FIGURE OUT YOUR PROFIT – How much money do you intend to make or how much would you like to pay yourself?

With these tips we give you 25 craft ideas you can make and sell right from the comfort of your home.

#1 make your own mail-able slice cake right from the comfort of your home

Source: sheknows.com

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#2 make and sell your own dog treats right from home

Source: sallysbakingaddiction.com

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#3 make and sell your own lip balm

Source: diyready.com

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#4 make and sell your own crayon candles

Source: adventures-in-making.com

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#5 if you know about sewing you can make and sell neck/bow ties and other clothing for pets right from your own home

Source: 4shared.com

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#6 make and sell hair accessories

Source: beadandcord.com

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#7 you can make and sell coasters right from YOUR SHELTER

Source: beneathmyheart.net

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#8 Also you can make and sell custom made personalized flatware

Source: indulgy.com

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#9 make and sell candy cane soap bars right AT HOME

Source: gluesticksblog.com

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#10 make and sell postcards and also take orders for custom made cards right from your home

Source: cleardisplays.com

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#11 you can learn to sew design and sell jute bags

Source: storenvy.com

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#12 make and sell diy multi-colored friendship bracelets right from your own home

Source: lovethispic.com

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#13 make and sell cell phone cases

Source: diyready.com

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#14 if your an amateur artist/painter you can advertise and sell your work REALIZED AT HOME

Source: etsy.com

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#15 make and sell bath bombs

Source: susi10.hubpages.com

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#16 create mason jars and sell right from the comfort of your home

Source: sugarbeecrafts.com

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#17 make and sell  decorative wreaths

Source: leisureartsblog.blogspot.com

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#18 if you can crotchet then why not market and sell your handiwork right from your own home?

Source: etsy.com

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#19 Make and sell jewelry right from the comfort of your own home

Source: blog.embergrass.com

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#20 make and sell baked items right from your oven

Source: itsalwaysautumn.com

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20+ Awesome Art Projects for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Tired of doing the same old preschool art activities with your kids and students?  Be prepared for some excitement then because I have over 20+ AWESOME art projects for Toddlers and Preschoolers to do at home, daycare or preschool.

It’s no secret that the toddlers and preschoolers in my daycare love creating art!  Naturally, they enjoy regular, everyday art like painting, and colouring with markers, crayons and chalk, but we always have the most fun when we’re doing a cool art project, exploring unusual substances and materials like (shaving cream, melted wax, food colouring), and using creative techniques (resist art, print making and, smoosh painting) to make our art.

Thankfully, there are countless materials and tools right in your own home to create really cool art with your children.  These unusual materials, tools and techniques will allow your kids to explore, create and learn in ways that they can’t with just a box of crayons or markers.  Don’t worry though.  They’re all easy!

Today, I’m sharing over 25 of my favourite easy art techniques for kids!  I think you and your kids will love them all.  My toddlers and preschoolers have really enjoyed each one, but older kids will love the techniques and the projects in this post as well.

 

25 easy Awesome Art Projects for Toddlers and PreschoolersSave

 

Put away those paintbrushes and pallets.  These are not your ordinary art projects.

From resist art to sensory art, to dripping and ripping, you’ll find plenty of unusual ways for your kids to create art in ways they’ve never dreamed of.

Each of the activities described here contains a click-able link which will take you to the step-by-step instructions.  Just click on the coloured, underlined text.

25 Easy, Awesome Art Projects for Toddlers and Preschoolers

sharpie art and golf ball painting techniqueSave

Make a gorgeous “tie-dyed” bookmark with Sharpies and rubbing alcohol!  Great fine-motor exercise and a super homemade gift for kids to give a parent, grandparent or teacher!

Toddlers and Preschoolers will love “shaking up” a colourful masterpiece with this fun and energetic golf ball painting process!

Sharpies are the star again in this simple “stained-glass” art project.  You’ll never guess what we coloured on to get such glossy, vibrant results.

 

chalk art, ice art and drip art for toddlersSave

Take your sidewalk chalk art to a new level with a little dipping pot of water!

The hooligans spent ages exploring water absorption and strengthening their fine-motor skills with this drip-art technique.

Watercolour Skyline Silhouette Art Project for KidsSave

Older kids can use the same process to make these City Skyline Silhouettes,

Easy Tie Dyed Sun Catchers - Happy HooligansSave

and these Tie-Dyed Heart Sun Catchers.

Here’s a great warm-weather art project!  Little ones will love painting with coloured ice outdoors on a sunny summer day.

 

3 simple paint processes for kidsSave

One of our absolute favourites!  To make homemade puffy paint, all you need are 3 kitchen ingredients and a microwave!

Dyeing coffee filters is always popular with the hooligans.  See how we used ours to make a pretty paper plate wreath.

Your child can stamp up a one-of-a-kind piece of art for his or her bedroom using a thrift shop canvas and some cardboard rolls.  And for Valentines, you can tweak the process a little and stamp a canvas full of hearts.

 

Scratch Art family portrait kids can make
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Scratch Art is one of those classic art projects that every kid loves.  Remember doing scratch art when YOU were a kid?  Here, we’ve made a family portrait to give to a parent or grandparent.

 

3 unique art techniques for kids
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Spin painting is a very cool process for kids to do at home or in the classroom.  All you need is a salad spinner!

Turn your toilet roll tubes into stamps for some print-making.  Your child can frame this stamped heart art project or hang it on a bedroom wall.

 

sharpie-tin foil name art

If you’ve never tried colouring on tin foil with Sharpies before, you must!  It’s such a slick feeling, and the iridescent colours that result are beautiful.  We the process to decorate personalized name plaques.

 

melted crayon art, smoosh painting for toddlers
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Without a doubt, melting crayons to make Van Gogh’s Starry Night art is one of my all-time favourite art processes for kids.

See how we turned an old thrift shop painting into a custom piece of art for our playroom using this mess-free smoosh painting technique!

Make your own gift wrap in a matter of seconds using this awesome hair-dryer painting process!

These cork-stamped flowers were my very favourite spring art project this year.  Not only because they’re so pretty, but because they’re so versatile!  You can use this technique to make homemade cards and wrapping paper or to embellish a wreath or a tote-bag!

Cotton-pad art teaches kids about water absorption and colour blending, and the process helps develop fine motor skills.

 

painting with feathers, sponges and blocks
Toddlers and Preschoolers

This “big art” post  is chock-full of ways for a little one to explore a variety of painting tools on a large art surface on the floor.

 

Art processes for preschoolers and toddlers
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Tape resist art is so much fun!  It’s simple enough for toddlers to enjoy, and older kids will appreciate the cool results.

Scrape painting is another one of my all-time favourite art techniques for kids.  The process is easy yet fascinating, and the results are always just beautiful!

Kids who enjoy messy play will love this sensory art process!  It’s fun for one, and also a great group activity for the backyard.

This salt, glue and watercolour process was a really neat (and gorgeous) way to work on letter and name recognition.

Crayon resist art is always a hit with kids of all ages!  Even I can’t resist a good resist-art project!

 

Toddlers and Preschoolers
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Transform your driveway art with this simple chalk and water technique!

Paint a perfect rainbow every time with this nifty art technique!

 

3 art techniques for toddlers
Toddlers and Preschoolers

And lastly, here are three of my all-time favourite art techniques for kids:

Creating stained glass art with bottle lids and washable paint.

Making marbleized prints with shaving cream and food colouring.

Creating beautiful Monet-like art with markers and paper towels.

 

Pour Painted Rock Paper Weights - a fun art process and a great gift for kids to make and give - Happy Hooligans
Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pour painting is a TON of fun.  We’ve made Christmas ornaments this way, and most recently, these stunning paper weights for Father’s Day.

 

Painting with Frozen Ice Pop

Painting with frozen, coloured paint pops is always fun on a summer day too!

kid-made marbled paper
Toddlers and Preschoolers

10 Fun Crafts For Toddlers That Parents Will Love Too

Toddlers | Crafting with your kiddos is the best way to spend an afternoon and these seasonal and everyday projects will brighten your home all year long.

Rainbow Rainstick

A kid’s instrument made with materials you already have at home? Now that’s music to our ears.

Get the tutorial at Mum In The Madhouse.

Toddlers
Toddlers

Heart Suncatchers

We heart this simple suncatcher craft.

Get the tutorial at Fireflies and Mud Pies.

heart suncatcher
Toddlers

No-Sew Sock Snowman

No sewing skills needed for this cuddly snowman.

Get the tutorial at Easy Peasy and Fun.

sock snowman craft
Toddlers
Edible Starburst Slime

Your child will love playing with their favorite rainbow candy in slime form.

Get the tutorial at Teach Beside Me.

edible starburst slime
Toddlers

Bath Paints

Thanks to these bath paints, you can keep toddler messes in the tub for easy cleanup.

Get the tutorial at Modernly Morgan.

Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees

Let your little elf decorate their own tree this Christmas.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

popsicle stick christmas trees
Toddlers
Dyed Rainbow Blocks

Brighten up basic blocks with this easy DIY trick.

Get the tutorial at Fun at Home with Kids.

dyed rainbow blocks
Toddlers

Sponge-Painted Turkey

Your little Picassos can craft these colorful turkeys while you cook the real one on Thanksgiving.

Get the tutorial at The Resourceful Mama.

sponge-painted turkey
Toddlers
Paper Plate Elephant Craft

Kiddos will have a ton of fun decorating their paper plate elephants.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning.

paper plate elephant crafts
Toddlers
Mini Kaleidoscopes

These open-ended kaleidoscopes are a creative twist on the traditional toy.

Get the tutorial at Babble Dabble Do.

kaleidoscopes
Toddlers

20+ Awesome Inspiring Craft Ideas For Adults

                                                   20+ Awesome Inspiring Craft Ideas For Adults

Hands On: 22 Awe-Inspiring Craft Ideas For Adults
Craft Ideas For Adults

Seasoned crafter? Absolute beginner? Everyone deserves to delve into their creative zone, regardless of age and aptitude. In fact, that’s what crafting is all about.

No matter your skill level, find a creative escape now with 22 craft ideas for adults including ornaments, art prints, jewellery and recycled beauties plus crafts you can sew, art inspired by nature, art featuring lights and even art on the cheap.

Ready to get hands on with awe-inspiring craft?

Creative ornaments

While kids craft is often about about learning fine motor coordination and bilateral coordination (using both hands together), craft ideas for adults can extend to fabulous fun, flair and freedom.

Interestingly, adults – both men and women – can also benefit from doing arts and crafts. According to Be Brain Fit, creating art can stimulate the brain; relieve stress; encourage creative thinking; boost self esteem; increase tolerance, empathy and feelings of love; and ease the burden of chronic health conditions. Wow! It can also be a great social activity (craft-a-noon tea anyone?).

Looking for new decorations for your home? Try these creative ornaments on for size!

1. Rustic Twig Arrows
From Yellow Bliss Road

Craft Ideas For Adults - Rustic Twig Arrows
Craft Ideas For Adults

2. Homemade Christmas Tree Star
From Live Craft Eat

Craft Ideas For Adults

3. Shell Wreath
From Busy Kids Happy Mom

Craft Ideas For Adults - Shell Wreath
Craft Ideas For Adults

4. Creative Wall Display

From Canvas Printers Online

Craft Ideas For Adults - Wall Display

Jazzy jewellery

Wearable art is totally ‘on trend’. The more creative your jewellery the better. And it doesn’t have to be expensive. Who needs gold when you can have rainbow acorn charms?

The wonderful thing about crafting your own jewellery is you can experiment as much as you like – with colours, with materials, with styles, with sizes. It can be as DIY or as beautiful as you like. It can be full of meaning like the Element Jar Necklace or delicate and refined like the Wood Monogram Wire Bracelet.

5. Element Jar Necklace
From Mom Dot

Craft Ideas For Adults - Element Jar Necklace
Craft Ideas For Adults

6. Wood Monogram Wire Bracelet
From Made In A Day

Craft Ideas For Adults - Wood Monogram Wire Bracelet
Craft Ideas For Adults

7. Acorn Charm
From What I Do

Craft Ideas For Adults - Acorn Charm
Craft Ideas For Adults

Up in lights

The price of battery operated LED lights has gone way down since their popularity has boomed in recent years. Now anyone can buy an LED strip or LED fairy string and create gorgeous craft around them.

Use LED craft to add pizzazz to an indoor or outdoor space. Make paper stars, floral garlands or cup garlands – all beautiful in their own right – come to life with the added twinkle of lights.

8. Cup Light Garland
From Rhiannon Bosse

Craft Ideas For Adults - Cup Light Garland
Craft Ideas For Adults

9. Paper Star Lanterns
From Me And My Diy

Craft Ideas For Adults - Paper Star Lanterns
Craft Ideas For Adults

10. Floral Garland
From The Craft Patch Blog

Craft Ideas For Adults - Floral Garland
Craft Ideas For Adults

11. Mason Jar Lights
From Dream Little Bigger

Craft Ideas For Adults - Mason Jar Lights
Craft Ideas For Adults

Recycled beauties

Why go to the shop to buy storage systems that just don’t stack up when you can DIY your own colourful ones at home? Mod Podge has you sorted with a ‘how to’ video on how you can make your own organisers.

Who knew plastic water bottles could look so good? We know there are heaps of companies out there making all sorts of different products from water bottles, but you can DIY your own products at home. Below you’ll discover how to attach zips to create reusable containers. Amazing!

12. Paper Towel Tube Organiser
From Cathie Filian

13. Plastic Apple Containers
From Repeat Craft After Me

Craft Ideas For Adults - Plastic Apple Containers
Craft Ideas For Adults

14. Bottle Pencil Case
From Doodle Craft Blog

Craft Ideas For Adults - Bottle Pencil Case
Craft Ideas For Adults

On the cheap

These super cheap ideas look so professional it’s hard to imagine how affordable they are to create. Those keychains would make amazing gifts and those tissue paper flowers make for a gorgeous party decoration or a glorious all-year-round addition to your interior decor.

I guess that’s the value of DIY crafting, isn’t it? The barrier isn’t the size of your back pocket – the only barrier is your imagination.

15. Monogram Keychains
From Homey Oh My

Craft Ideas For Adults - Monogram Keychains
Craft Ideas For Adults

16. Tissue Paper Flowers
From I Heart NapTime

Craft Ideas For Adults - Tissue Paper Flowers
Craft Ideas For Adults

Inspired By Nature

Bring a piece of the great outdoors inside with wall art inspired by nature. Be as literal as you like using items from nature such as driftwood timber, pine cones, cork and plants or go high-tech and create a canvas print featuring a nature landscape photo of a beautiful beach at sunset.

The wonderful thing about craft is that you can take the easy option or the long route depending on the time you have available and your level of skill. Ready to enjoy the benefits of crafting?

17. Wine Cork Succulent Magnets
From Crafts By Amanda

Craft Ideas For Adults - Wine Cork Succulent Magnets
Craft Ideas For Adults

18. Split Image Sunset Print

From Canvas Printers Online

Craft Ideas For Adults - Split Image Sunset Print

19. Driftwood Mirror
From Michelle Paige Blogs

Craft Ideas For Adults - Driftwood Mirror

20. PineCone Frame
From Crafty Morning

Craft Ideas For Adults - Pinecone Frame

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21. Fabric KeyChain
From Craftiness Is Not Optional

Craft Ideas For Adults - Fabric Keychain

22. Phone Wallet
From Crazy Little Projects

Craft Ideas For Adults - Phone Wallet