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This craft category is a huge collection of drawing, painting & design tutorials! Drawing tutorials( online drawing lessons for beginners, drawing techniques, drawing how to's, shading techniques ), painting tutorials (painting for beginners, painting how-to's, DIY watercolor paintings, oil paintings, acrylic paintings, one stroke technique dry brush technique), easy painting techniques for kids, coloring ( free coloring book pages for adults, coloring book pages for kids, coloring tutorials), digital art tutorials (design tutorial,vector illustration tutorials, web design tutorials, concept art tutorials, digital painting tutorials), manga drawing tutorials .. any many other creative ideas about drawing, painting and digital arts! If you are looking for a specific art category ( for example: drawing ) please choose a sub-category from the "Drawing, painting & design tutorials" main menu ( at the top of the page).
Valentine printable coloring page bookmarks (free printable)
Fun free Valentine printable coloring page bookmarks are a great gift for classmates to help kids be creative & encourage reading too! Personalized & cute! Are you gearing up for Valentine’s Day?  Here are some beautiful free Valentine's bookmarks for your little artists! With Valentine's day upon us what better way to start the season off than to encourage kids to develop a love and thirst for reading that will last a lifetime? This cute and colorful Valentine's cay coloring page bookmark is the perfect way to bring fun and excitement to your children’s reading activities whatever their age.
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22  Sidewalk chalk idea - funny photo backgrounds
This list is fantastic if you need a little bit of inspiration to take your sidewalk chalk from a boring game of X’s and O’s or hopscotch to a fun “Wow, that’s so amazing!” adventure! There are tons of great ideas! And even better, you can take a photograph from a second floor window and keep the memory as a keepsake! These sidewalk chalk photo background ideas are simple and super fun to draw (and use), we absolutely love them! From princess crowns to under sea adventures, there are tons of fun ideas to help you make a whole new world in your driveway with a simple set of colorful chalk!
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DIY Fall leaf scratch art - fun fall craft for kids
Make fall themed DIY scratch art papers for the kids to do art on! This DIY Fall leaf scratch art by Kids Craft Room is a great alternative to the bought scratch art paper and your preschooler can help you make it! This scratch leaf art project is a wonderful way to decorate your home or classroom this fall, or you can use our scratch art leaves as a Thanksgiving craft where children can write or draw what they are thankful for onto each leaf. These DIY Fall leaf scratch art cards make such gorgeous table decorations as well!
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DIY Painted pumpkin mason jars - fall decor (mason jar craft)
Mason jars are not for just canning! They are also perfect as a crafting material! For example: create a cute mason jar pumpkin ! This time Sustain My Craft Habit will show you how to make a super cute pumpkin jar out of simple mason jars and wine corks in no time! Whether you will display the finished pumpkin jars in a group or scattered everywhere around your home, they will be astonishing! Get the step-by-step tutorial at sustainmycrafthabit.com, and let's get crafting !
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Step-by-step painting tutorials by Cinnamon Cooney
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? C innamon Cooney 's art class video channel will teach you how to paint these gorgeous pictures in nice, easy to follow step-by-step video tutorials ! Her acrylic painting videos are very easy to follow even if your are a beginner in painting with acrylics , and the outcome is so beautiful you can gift them to your family members or hang on your wall! ( Not to mention she's has a very unique, fun vibrant style and personality! In her Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various magical and landscape themes, seasonal paintings etc.
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DIY easy magic gift card - self coloring magic card
Self coloring gift cards ? True magic ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make one magic gift card in minutes! This self-coloring magic slider card / magic card can be a perfect gift for almost any occasion and holiday ! Just adjust the magic slider card's frame color and motif to fit the occasion, and create a magical and super quick gift for your friends and family! You won't beleieve how easy is to make one self colouring magic card, and how fun is to use it!
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How to make paper easily
Use your old newspapers and magazines to make beautiful handmade paper in any color using acrylic paints and easy to find supplies! It's not just a perfect way to recycle almost every type of paper junks but this beautiful and special, natural looking homemade paper i s a perfect craft material for almost all craft projects ! You won't believe how easy is to make paper at home! You can spice up the papers ( before it dries out completely ) with flower petals or other decorations.
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Cardboard art supply orgainzer
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any ocassion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and rubber bands. You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other art supplies in it!
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DIY tangram rubber stamp from rubber eraser
A Tangram is a Chinese dissection puzzle consisting of 7 flat shapes . They all fit perfectly in one square. You can make all sorts of things with the pieces…animals, people,and things! Since geometric anything is all the rage, she though it would be fun to make Rubber Stamp Tangrams art and cards with the kids ! This would be so fun to make for a teacher appreciation gift –A little stack of cards and some envelopes wrapped in twine!
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Washable coloring book for kids (free sewing pattern)
Today we are starting with a fun coloring and activity book for kids: the washable coloring book by Sew Can She! Yes, it's true, this amazing coloring book is washable, so you don't need to worry about you coloring mistakes or picking mis-matched colors. You can simply have fun coloring because later on you can wash the book and start over! How fun is it? This washable coloring book is perfect for kids of all ages! This washable coloring book would be the perfect project for a last-minute birthday gift, in preparation for a long car-ride, or to keep little preschoolers busy coloring somewhere other than the walls.
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Tulips in a watering can - free printable paint by number
Get ready to call up your inner Picasso because today’s free printable paint by number will make you an artist in no time! We don’t know how you roll, but when it comes to painting – a blank canvas can be intimidating, right? Problem solved. This free printable paint by number design has two versions – black outline and beige outline. Print both! The black is easier to see and it’s nice to have an unpainted version on hand for quick reference. Along with the design, you’ll also print out a paint mixing guide, that tells you all the paint colors and ratios you need to create each shade along the way! Don’t be afraid of color mixing! It’s fun – and this particular paint by number design is VERY forgiving.
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Giant christmas tree coloring (22 pages) and more
If you take a closer look their huge Christmas tree is full of busy wintery and festive goings on, with branches becoming roads and decorations as houses, trains and trees.It’s patched together from 21 sheets of paper (or 22 if you’re printing in A4) and all you need to do is print, trim and tile them together with glue (this bit’s a giant jigsaw puzzle to add to the fun). You’ll have a giant Christmas coloring tree that will provide hours (or even days!?) of coloring and decorating fun in the days before Christmas and it’ll look just spectacular on the wall.
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DIY Dancing ballerina tutu canvas wall art (kids room decor)
We are in love with this dancing ballerina tutu wall art and you will be too. This is so elegant and will look gorgeous in a special space. Any little budding ballerina will love this dancing ballerina canvas wall art ! You can create it by painting the background and ballerina with acrylic paint , adding a ( tulle or lace ) tutu and silk ribbons. It will make a lovely kids room decoration or a gorgeous baby shower gift. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make your own 3D dancing ballerina canvas wall art with tulle tutu !
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How to paint galaxy leaves - fun fall art idea
Have you tried painting leaves? It’s a very simple autumn art project. The leaves she painted this autumn look as if they blew in on a cosmic wind. Nature offers very interesting textures. As with the dull grainy surface of rocks that we love, leaves also have fascinating form and texture, and she thought that they might also make interesting canvases. (Free canvases!) What a brillinat art idea, isn't it? Follow this great fall leaf painting tutorial  and paint your first galaxy leaf with acrylic paint and and old toothbrush!
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DIY Metallic copper mason jars with blue patina
Read this brilliant written craft tutorial by Suburble and add a bit of antique glam to your mason jarsMason jars are one of our favorite craft materials! They are super cheap and so versatile! So grab your mason jars, and  create a few gorgeous metallic (copper) mason jars for yourself or as a beautiful gift! If you haven't got patinaageing paint you could use dry-brush technique instead to paint your mason jars! And of course this ageing painting technique will work well with other colors as well: imagine an antique gold-brown, or a pearl-white pastel combo!
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Fingerprint art glass magnets - Mother's day gift idea
Are you looking for a lovely keepsake gift ( for Mother's day ) ? Create fun little fridge magnets with fingerprints ! This fingerprint magnet by Rhythms Of Play is an easy craft idea that kids and adults can make in no time, and it's super fun to paint too! Invite your children to use their tiny fingerprints to make various lovely fingerprint art magnets. The finished fingerprint magnets can be a great homemade gift for Mother's day , Father's day , birthdays or even Christmas! Get the tutorial at rhythmsofplay.com and let's paint:
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DIY Owl baby painting - fun fall craft for kids
Fluffy baby owls are so cute! These wise birds are incredibly popular right now, so why not make this super cute baby owl-painting with your children and watch the delight on their faces? These sponge painted baby owls are easy to make and an absolute joy as well, so why not get underway and make these delightful birds that will add color and creativity to your household? Follow along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step owl painting tutorial and create your very own super cute baby owl painting :
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DIY mason jar chick and Easter egg vases
Welcome Easter by making these adorable chick and Easter egg themed jars with your kids! Best of all, you can use them as cute decor in their rooms throughout the whole year. These chick and Easter egg mason jar vases (or treat jars) are sooooooo cute and you can make them literally in minutes! You can give them to your own kids, or they’d also make adorable gifts for grandkids, teachers and even coworkers and friends. They are so simple to throw together and mason jars seem to make simple things look fancy. And when they’re empty, you can use them as cute spring/ or kid's room decors! (Imagine a super cute chick pencil holder!)
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Adorable handprint flamingo - summer craft for kids
If you’re looking for a fun and quick summer craft for kids to make this summer , this flamingo handprint card by The Chirping Moms can’t be topped. The Chirping Moms' easy to follow tutorial makes this gorgeous handprint flamingo card a super easy and fun kids craft to make. This flamingo craft is perfect for kids of all ages, and it's a creative and adorable way to send out best wishes to all your friends! This adorable little flamingo card also doubles as a keepsake, which makes it a perfect gift for every special occasion.
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DIY Vegetable garden markers - stone painting idea
These rock garden markers are easy to make and look so fun in the garden ! Follow the step-by-step rock painting instructions written by adventure-in-a-box.com to make some, then use your rock garden markers to identify herbs, vegetables and flower s! It’s kind of like planting forever flowers to add a splash of color to an all green herb garden . We know that many people like to leave their markers out so they know where their perennials will come up each spring and these gorgeous and fun rock garden markers are perfect for this! We recommend sealing them for extra protection. To make these garden markers you will need some smooth stones, a black marker, and acrylic paint.
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3D flower coloring pages ( free printable )
We are really excited to share these paper craft flowers 3D coloring pages with you as they give coloring a whole new dimension. These gorgeous colorable paper flowers bring two of our passions together, the intricate coloring and the detailed paper crafting. If you’re more a fan of paper crafts than coloring pages for adults though there’s a pre-colored version included in the free printable too! You can use the finished artworks to decorate your home (at springtime), or it can be a perfect present for your coloring enthusiast friends ( along with a nice set of pencils/pens)!
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DIY Galaxy shoes - fun Sharpie craft
Are you looking for a fun Sharpie craft for you and the kids ? Then you’ll be over the moon with this DIY galaxy shoe craft by Kids Craft Room! These colorful homemade galaxy shoes are super easy to make using Sharpie pens and rubbing alcohol. This is a great Sharpie craft for kids of all ages and adults as well! How about galaxy shoes for the whole family? Get the tutorial at kidscraftroom.com and let's get painting :
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DIY Kids in rain wall art - creative and easy painting ( tutorial )
Adventure-in-a-box created a couple of rain painting prompts by drawing silhouettes of children walking with umbrellas . It's plain that they are in a great need of rain, and your kids will be happy to rise to the occasion and paint some for them. Get the painting tutorial ,and follow Adventure-In-A-Box's free and easy to follow painting tutorial and create a fun gorgeous artworks with the kids :
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Fall window art - leaf suncatchers
Make gorgeous fall leaf suncatchers with your kids this week in gorgeous autumn-ish colors! This fall window decor is an easy and impressive art project that will add some gorgeous autumn color to your windows as you celebrate the season. This fall art project is absolutely inexpensive, and soo easy to make (even the smallest kids can create some to decorate the classroom!) You can use autumn colors to make the coffee filter  leaf sun catchers or alternate the shape and create a winter or a spring version with other colors!
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Valentine's day heart fingerprint tree - easy craft for kids
Easy Peasy And Fun has another easy and fun  love filled arty-crafty project to share with you! This Valentine's day heart fingerprint tree is perfect both for kids and kids at heart. This Valentine's day heart fingeprint card (or picture) is super easy to make and it looks lovely. What is great about this Valentine's day kids craft project is that it’s easy to set up and is fairly quick to make so it can easily be a classroom project.  This craft project is also suitable for the smallest crafty hands if you help them and predraw the tree silhouette. This card also can be a cute keepsake!
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DIY 3D Pen owl drawing - free pattern & drawing tutorial
This adorable little owl by Craft Passion is just the perfect drawing project for the beginner in 3D pen drawing! All you need to do it to trace the outline of the owl by following Craft Passion's free template , assemble the parts into a 3D object. You do not need smooth strokes and accuracy in doodling the owl. No one will notice your mistake either, just cover the mistake with more strokes or cut away the mistake with a wire cutter and redo that part. Cool, right? Get the step-by-step 3D drawing tutorial and the free owl template at craftpassion.com:
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DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art
Amanda has a really simple DIY four season button tree art for you today which includes a free tree template and a detailed step-by-step painting tutorial! This pretty framed DIY button four season tree is easy to make and will look so cute as part of your home decor all year round! This DIY Four season button tree canvas wall art is so gorgeous and unbelievably easy to make! We love the soft colors of it and this  four season craft is such a great way to recycle buttons. Whether  you will create the whole four season button canvas art or just 1 piece of it (depends on the actual season), it will look gorgeous in your wall!
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Easy DIY Marbled pumpkin - unique fall decor
With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home , but nothing beats unique and colorful pumpkins. When it came time to start decorating pumpkins this year, give them the indigo treatment! This step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial by Alice & Lois will guide thorough the process.These gorgeous indigo painted pumpkins make the messy business of pumpkin carving a thing of the past! Head to aliceandlois.com and create your own little indigo pumpkins ! ( Photo:Sara Albers )
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