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This craft category is a huge collection of free step-by-step painting tutorials ( how to paint ), painting techniques & crafts with painting! Painting tutorials for beginners ( painting how-to's, step-by-step painting tutorials with various themes, painting tips & tricks, shading tutorials, easy DIY paintings ), painting techniques ( oil paintings for beginners, watercolor painting for beginners, acrylic painting for beginners, dry brush technique, one stroke technique ), easy art projects for kids, paint by number pages, crafts with painting ( fabric dye methods, fun DIY paintings and home decors with painting ) .. and many other about painting!
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 Galaxy jack-o-lantern - Halloween decor
Turn a boring plastic pumpkin ( with a cordless drill and a little bit of paint ) into a gorgeous galaxy jack-o-lantern ! This galaxy pumpkin by Dream A Little Bigger is simply awesome! Plus you can light up the galaxy pumpkins from inside which makes it even more awesome in our opinion! Want to make your own DIY galaxy pumpkin ? Get the step-by-step pumpkin painting tutorial at dreamalittlebigger.com: . . .
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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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DIY Miniature fairy garden with a rock house ( rock painting for kids)
If you loves anything that has to do with fairies ( just like us ) you are going to adore this simple DIY fairy garden in a jar by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little fairy garden is the easiest DIY fairy garden ( no fail one even ) that you will have ready in no time. You can display this fairy garden outdoors ( just keep it under a roof ) or as a decoration in your house, it will look great as a centerpiece on your dinner table. This rock painting project is suitable both for kids and adults. You can use the painted rock houses for other decorations / craft projects as well: imagine them as a cute fridge magnets, or story telling stones! . . .
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3 Different easy watercolor painting for beginners
Learn how to paint these gorgeous watercolor paintings with Makoccino! Even if you are a beginner in watercolor painting, creating these beautiful paintings will be a piece of cake! In this video tutorial Makoccino will teach you hot to use different watercolor painting techniques to create fun blurred effects. She will show you 3 easy watercolor painting ideas that you can use to practice the basic watercolor painting technique: wet in wet! She will show you how to paint different types of sunsets such as an ocean sunset & how to paint a galaxy with watercolors! . . .
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DIY Watermelon planter (watermelon pot) - summer decor
Create an vibrant summer mood by using a watermelon pot for your greenery. Regular terracotta pots are great and all, but these watermelon planters are definite statement-makers. This craft tutorial by Pysselbolaget offers step-by-step instructions and visual guidance on how to make a fun watermelon planter. Fun, vibrant colors like red and pink provide that sharp contrast for an exciting piece. Want to get creative with flower pots ? This creative painting technique and the watermelon pots will be your next favorite craft project! . . .
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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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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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DIY Watercolor galaxy cityscape - watercolor painting tutorial for beginners
We are really excited to be sharing this easy and beautiful DIY watercolor galaxy cityscape tutorial with you which is made by the talented illustrator: Zakkiya! Painting a galaxy using watercolor paints is a lot easier than it looks, and because it’s so simple, it is one of our favorite ways to add an interesting background to paintings. This painting project is simple enough that either beginners or novices can do it – we promise! First,go to Zakkkiya's site and get the instructions on how to paint this gorgeous cityscape painting with watercolor and table salt : . . .
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DIY Painted rose mason jars - step-by-step painting tutorial (spring decor)
We love upcycling especially when it comes to mason jars ! I bet that you have a few glass jars already at home, and maybe you have created many gorgeous crafts with them, but as you will see, there’s still something new under the sun in the mason jar world ! This gorgeous rose painted mason jar is not just only a perfect stylish ( spring/Easter ) decors for your home, but it's also very easy to paint ! With this great step-by step painting tutorial making these gorgeous rose mason jar vases will be a piece of cake, even if you are a beginner in hand painting ! . . .
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Adorable DIY ladybug potato stamp - stamping for kids
Did you enjoy stamping with potatoes when you were a child? This time Melissa & Camille shows you how to make handmade potato ladybug stamps so you can share this fun activity with your kids Crafting with stamps is a fun way to keep kids active, and these adorable ladybug stamps are here just in time for the spring season. You can make your own stamps using a staple that can be found in just about every kitchen: potatoes! A potato and a little paint are really all you need to make your own handmade potato ladybug stamps for kids ,and in no time your kids can stamp their own adorable little ladybugs all over the place. Here is how you can get started making your own: . . .
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DIY Thumbprint butterfly mugs
We love Mother’s Day crafts that are keepsakes Mom or Grandma will treasure and be able to enjoy on a daily basis. These thumbprint butterfly mugs by thebestideasforkids.com are the perfect gift for your little one to create! They are such a sweet keepsake and thumbprints easily make the cutest little butterflies you’ve ever seen! You won’t believe how easy this mug painting tutorial is and it makes a great DIY gift. . . .
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DIY Blue bird rock fridge magnet - rock painting for kids
Alright it might be true that we may have a slight obsession with rocks. But who doesn't love collecting beautiful rocks and use them for fun craft projects? Just like these blue bird fridge magnets ! For this easy rock painting project the small, lightweight, smooth surfaced and flat rocks are the best. These painted rock magnets would look adorable on the fridge or on a DIY magnetic board. For the full how-to instructions check out Sonja & Jane's post : . . .
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DIY Owl Easter eggs ( step-by-step egg painting tutorial)
If you like decorating eggs for Easter ,this craft tutorial will show you how to paint eggs as a couple of cute owls! Owls simply possess a talent of looking so good in any form and shape! An Easter egg ,for instance – in its round curvy form, it just asks for an owl to be painted on it. Wouldn’t you say so? Adventure-in-a-box has successfully combined cute with sass, to create a gorgeous Easter egg craft that will be a joy to make and since they’re made out of wood, they can be enjoyed year after year! . . .
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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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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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Monster watercolour blow art - easy art project for kids
If you like making process art and trying new painting techniques with kids , keep this watercolor monster craft in mind for the next rainy afternoon. They are guaranteed to brighten your day! Th is straw blowing painting technique is perfect for creating s haggy and fuzzy texture, so she decided to make some shaggy, fuzzy and very friendly paint dip monsters ! . . .
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DIY Unique ice dyed fabric sneakers
We simply love tie dyeing clothes and accessories, its so much fun! Even if you’re not into the hippy kind of tie dye, Mom Spark has got a method that you might totally love: ice dyeing! It’s so easy and it’s so gorgeous and that makes it so much fun to make! Look at these beautiful colors! Like all tie dye methods there is some patience required as you have to wait for the dye to set and take hold in your fabric but we promise these gorgeous DIY shoes you can make are so worth it! Create your very own ice-dyed shoes with Mom Spark's step-by-step craft tutorial: . . .
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DIY Watercolor geometrical  wall clock
Today Makkocino in this nice video tutorial will show you how you can revamp your old wall clock into a beautiful watercolor art piece! This geometric watercolor clock is super easy and fun to make! This gorgeous watercolor clock will look gorgeous in any colors so you can easily adapt this watercolor painting technique to create DIY wall clocks in colors of your choice! You can decorate the finished watercolor clock faces with other decor elements as well: imagine a watercolor base with  gold sprinkles and splashes, or accompanied with a nice silhouette of your favorite character. You can even create a galaxy clock with proper colors and a little white acrylic paint! . . .
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DIY 3D Beach canvas wall decor ideas
Not everyone is able to go to a place with a beach that's why Makkocino decided to show you 3 easy 3D canvas wall decor ideas that will bring the summer feeling straight into your home! She will show you how to make a heart that is painted into sand, and how to make a beach and shell canvas! These summer decor ideas are super easy to make, you will only need some canvases, acrylic paint, a brush, sand, polymer clay and some sea shells! This canvas art is a perfect summer decor project for you even if you are a beginner in painting! Watch this nice video tutorial and learn how to paint these gorgeous summer /beach style mixed-media artworks! . . .
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DIY Straw blown peacock painting - kids craft idea
If your kids are peacock lovers like we are, you will love this pretty and fun painting project. We love every animals in Earth because their uniqueness, but our absolute favorite of them all are the peacocks. We love peacocks because they are so majestic and beautiful. Seeing these amazing creatures inspired Kim's latest craft project the drinking straw blown peacock watercolor painting! This painting technique is so easy even the smallest artistic hands can create these gorgeous watercolor paintings in minutes! This straw blown peacock craft can be  a great craft at the classroom, at the summer camp or at home!  The kids will love painting these gorgeous peacocks ! . . .
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DIY Galaxy rock magnets - rock painting
Let the kids paint rocks as if they were pieces of the night sky and make space rock fridge magnets! These gorgeous galaxy rock magnets can be great Father's day gifts for the best dad in the universe, or if you have a grandmother or an aunt who loves the cosmos or if you simply want a bunch of out-of-this-world magnets, it works any time! We love how the rocks look as if they were shards that fell off the night sky. That is, if the sky was rock hard, as some ancient cultures believed. Create some super easy to paint galaxy rocks and amaze your friends and family members with your amazing rock painting skills! . . .
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DIY Geometric painting with masking tape (tape resist painting)
In this nice art tutorial Katie will teach you how to create a gorgeous geometrical paintings without any artistic skills!  Tape resist watercolor painting is a very classic art project for young kids Tape resist paintings are a great standby art project for kinds to approach in different ways with different materials over time.  To create gorgeous tape resist paintings you can use masking tape, painters’ tape, contact paper shapes and initials, washi tape, and stationery store stickers. There’s so much potential with tape resist art! So many ways you can do this. I hope you and your kids give tape resist painting a try sometime and experiment with the general technique . . .
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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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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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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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DIY Easy fired ink art - fun home decoration
What can be funnier and more gorgeous than a fire painted artwork? This beautiful fire painted artwork is not just only gorgeous, magical and fun, but it can be a stylish decor in your home at any time of the year! With parental supervision even the kids will enjoy to make this gorgeous fire painted artwork!  This painting technique  is super easy, and the outcome is so gorgeous ! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make your own gorgeous fire painted artwork with alcoholic inks! . . .
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Acrylic painting techniques - step by step video tutorials
Would you like to learn how to paint beautiful unique acrylic paintings in vibrant fun colors? Acrylic Painting Techniques'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! In this Youtube art channel you can find more than 40! different step-by-step painting tutorial with various  landscape themes, seasonal paintings, flowers etc. . . .
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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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DIY Fun mason jar lid owls - recycling craft for kids
Create this recycled craft using jar lids,acrylic paints and simple round sponge applicators. That’s it! Fun huh? These mason jar lid owls are adorable as actual lids for your jars. Maybe for holding toys or trinkets. We could see these in a child’s bathroom filled with cotton balls too! Or you might like the jar lid owls as refrigerator magnets or just a cute display for your child’s wall. (It can be a great outdoor garden decor as well!) Hope you have fun with them! You can create the owls with any fun or pastel colors they will be gorgeous! This painting project is much easier than it seems, you can easily create some with the kids as well! . . .
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Spring flowers - beginner watercolor painting tutorials by Jay Lee
Today Jay Lee will to teach you how to paint gorgeous sophisticated watercolor spring flowers! You can use this painting technique to make your own note cards, birthday cards, place settings, wedding paper goods, or art to hang in your home! Jay Lee is a very talented, creative person who can knit up a storm and wield a watercolor-saturated brush like nobody’s business. In accordance with her watercolor know-how, she has created a whole bunch of watercolor painting tutorials for us to learn how to create gorgeous watercolor flowersWatercolor is our favorite painting medium to work with because it’s so fluid and organic! . . .
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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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