paper crafts

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

15 Easy Activities You Can Do With an Egg Carton

I love egg cartons.  There are so many things you can do with them.  We’ve been painting the same ones for about two weeks in the art studio I work at and the kids still haven’t tired of them.  Here are 15 of my favorite art ideas for egg cartons.  Have fun! *This post contains(…)

Continue Reading

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Happy Cereal Box Art with Tinker Trays

Do your kids eat a lot of cereal?  Mine are semi obsessed.  I regretfully taught them what a buffet is and now they request a cereal buffet  almost every morning.  Oh well, at least I figured out that they can pour their own milk if I leave a small pitcher of milk on the table.(…)

Continue Reading

Create Mini Art Books for Kids

Create Mini Art Books for Kids

I’ve been so excited to share these mini art books I made with my art classes this week.  The kids had so much fun with them.  Last week I shared some ideas on using pastels with kids.  We’ve been working with pastels almost daily in our home and with the kids in our art studio at(…)

Continue Reading

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

Working with Pastels – Easy Process Art for Kids

PASTELS.  Simple, beautiful, and easy art for kids. I love this gorgeous art supply that can be used with even the youngest child.  If you are a parent, teacher or caretake, looking to fill your child’s day with more meaningful art, pastels are a fantastic artful process to start.  Just follow these simple tips and you’re(…)

Continue Reading

Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

Love Catchers are the New Dream Catchers

I’ve wanted to make dream catchers forever so in honor of Valentine’s Day we switched it up a little bit and made Love Catchers.  I thought it was kind of nicer to bring on love dreams than ward off bad dreams.  Know what I mean?  These are pretty easy to make too and can be(…)

Continue Reading

Heart to Heart Dot to Dot for Valentine’s Day

Heart to Heart Dot to Dot for Valentine’s Day

Here’s a super simple Valentine’s Day diy for all those self proclaimed “non crafty moms” out there.  Who doesn’t love the old school school game dot to dot?  Well, in this case Heart to Heart.  Here’s a super simple craft you can do with your kids.  Have fun!  (Keep reading if you’re like, what the heck(…)

Continue Reading

50 + Art Projects for 3-5 Year Olds

50 + Art Projects for 3-5 Year Olds

I have decided to take a little inventory on my blog to make sure it’s as helpful and resourceful as possible.  As it turns out, I have over 50 art projects for kids ages 3 to 5 that are super duper amazing and awesome right here.  I took some time to round them all up(…)

Continue Reading

Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

Winter Scene Shadow Boxes

I guess this is the year of the shadow box because we can’t seem to stop making them.  First, it was self portrait shadow boxes.  Then we went to family photo shadow boxes.  And now, winter scene shadow boxes.  I just think it’s so much fun to create this little worlds of wonder and these(…)

Continue Reading

Bleeding Hearts – Art Project for Kids

Bleeding Hearts – Art Project for Kids

Valentine’s Day is officially a month out, which means pink and red in every super market and 99 cents store as far as the eye can see.  Does it mean much more than that?  For me, it’s an excuse to do fun arts and crafts like these milk painting valentine’s books. Beyond that, I like to(…)

Continue Reading

Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

Framed Winter Scenes – Easy Art Projects for kids

I just realized I better hurry up and post these Framed Winter Scenes before we completely miss winter.  We kind of already did, since it’s been about 80 degrees here in Los Angeles for most of the winter, but still, these are really fun to make, and the techniques can be applied to a lot(…)

Continue Reading



Meri Cherry

Receive 8 awesome art projects you can do with your kids each month, plus - art secrets and tips to make your life way easier.