Teen Crafts

  • A year of making, guest posts by Art Bar Blog on Small for Big

    A Year of Making

    It’s been one whole year of making from Art Bar on Small for Big! Today I am featuring a round-up of some of my faves. It is also a goodbye for me as I will be leaving my contributor position to focus on some exciting things happening here at home. Mari has been so generous …

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  • beautiful DIY bird nests made from paper, for kids young and old

    Make: Bird Nests

    This week I wanted to continue with our theme of birds and share with you this totally cool bird nest craft. OMG, they were so fun!! The best part being the last step which is so satisfying and beautiful that we all gasped (I wish I knew how to type a gasp…anyone?). There are bird …

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  • Children and teens paint leaves with water soluble crayons.

    Make: Painted Leaves

    Today on Art Bar Monday over at Small for Big, I used water soluble crayons to paint these leaves on our vacation. Are you going on a trip soon with the kids? Don’t forget to pack a few art supplies! For other ideas about making art on vacation, check out these posts. Happy Monday! xo, Bar  

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  • make a name garland using paint chips

    Make: Name Garland

    I’m loving the way this garland came out. It’s super easy to make and uses all free materials….my favorite kind of craft! To see the full post and tutorial, hop on over to Small for Big. Happy Monday everybody!! xo Bar  

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  • recycled art ~ animals made from cardboard boxes ~ free animal templates

    Cardboard Box Animals

    We have quite a few boxes leftover from our move in December. Like, a hundred or a thousand. A sea of brown boxes. If any of you have moved recently, you know what a downer it can be to have these boxes still sitting in the corners of all your rooms. The recycler in me …

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  • Love Letters

    This week my daughter and I had the privilege of inviting 20 girls from her class to our house to make Valentine’s Day cards for a very good cause. Here’s the scoop: DoSomething.org, the largest non-profit in the US for young people and social change, has launched a campaign called Love Letters. Love Letters asks kids …

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  • Make: World Flag Garland

    Today on Art Bar Monday on Small for Big, find out more about this awesome craft. And I do mean awesome. This one kept my kids busy for days and days. It’s actually still out on our table. But more than that, it sparked so many interesting conversations about the world. It was a way …

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  • Paper Snowflakes // Table Runner

    Making paper snowflakes can be one of the most frustrating or most satisfying exercises ever. For little hands with dull scissors, it can be tough. Depending on the child, I think age five-to-seven is a good time to start practicing and letting them handle a sharper scissor. At first, make the snowflakes simple with just …

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  • Yarn Star Ornaments

    Today is Art Bar Monday and the kids made some gorgeous ornaments that I wanted to share! I love this idea of wrapping pipe cleaners with yarn. It’s not only charming and pretty, but therapeutic. (And yes, more pom-poms.) You’ll need pipe cleaners, a star cookie cutter, and yarn (and if you really want to be …

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  • Giant Christmas Tree Paintings

    This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support! While we had the paints out from our teacher gift tags, the kids spied the big paper and wanted to make big paintings! From small format to big, there’s nothing children love better than changing things up. For these paintings you will need large format watercolor paper …

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