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  • Make these artistic and painterly hearts using cereal boxes and acrylics.

    Cardboard Hearts from Cereal Boxes

    You know I love using materials that are free. One of my faves is cereal boxes. They have that cardboard box look, but easier to cut! I save practically every cereal box we ever eat, and we eat a ton of cereal. I’m always trying to find ways to make the humble cereal box feel …

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  • heart shaped potato stamped garland on phone book pages

    Potato Print Garland

    There is something about potato stamps that makes me think of my childhood. I’m not even sure I ever did potato stamping, but it’s more the look that the stamping provokes: imperfect, smudgy, and just authentically kid-like. I was hoping my art class students would be into it. And to my eternal relief…they were! How …

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  • painted heart paper chain using watercolors watercolors

    Hearts Paper Chain

    The kids made these heart paper chains and they totally became immersed in the process. First we painted the strips of paper which they liked but didn’t love, I mean they weren’t really sure why they were painting 40 strips of paper. But then when I showed them how to staple them together, they were …

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  • Printable Valentine Coloring Pages

    Hello! I have been busy cutting and sewing quilts lately so I have been away from my desk. It’s been a while since I posted anything. But hopefully you’ve been busy, too…creating and making amazing things. Today on Art Bar Monday I am sharing these easy and sweet Valentine printables. If you are in the …

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  • Valentines Made by Hand {24 ideas}

    Moving to America when I was five was memorable for many reasons. Learning a new language for one, although I don’t remember that. What I remember most about my first year here was making Valentines for everyone in my class. It was like Christmas! Sharing what I had made for my friends, and receiving what …

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  • Tell Them “I Like You”

    I made this poster for my kiddos for Valentine’s day today. It is Version 2. Funny story, actually, about how those three influence me creatively, and push me to be a better parent. You can read it below, or just enjoy the art! So the other night, as I lay next to him on his …

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  • making Valentines for the whole class using newspaper hearts and brown paper bags

    Valentines for the Class

    The theme for our Valentine’s this year is quite obviously newspaper hearts. We have so many of them from our first project that we just keep using them. (I love when that happens.) I hope you are not sick of them! These Valentines were made by my 10 year-old daughter for her 4th grade class. …

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  • Craft Table // Valentines

    This week was tough. My daughter was home from school (again) with her mysterious malaise, and I had two important deadlines to meet for work. But now it’s Friday – yippee! I stayed up late last night to finish my jobs and after they were sort-of wrapped up, I downloaded these photos from my camera. …

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  • Valentines // Newspaper Heart Postcards

    I love painting over newspaper, it’s such a cool look (and also an excellent way to catch up on local news. I didn’t know my friend became a real estate broker, for example). We used our newspaper hearts two ways. One way was to make these postcards, the other way was to make these goody bags! …

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