Easter bunny handprint art!

I’ve gotta say, we rocked out some pretty awesome Easter bunny art this weekend.  Thanks to Pinterest, we were inspired to make some hand print Easter bunnies, and I think they turned out great!

We used regular white craft paint, and painted her hand, minus the thumb.  This may have been her favorite part.

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We used a sponge brush to paint her hand, then a dab of pink craft paint for the ears.  Add some googly eyes and puff balls for the nose (OK, maybe THIS was the new favorite part)…

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We used a sharpie for the finishing touches, including the bunny glass slippers…

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…which turned out to be high heels.  Here’s the final product, which I adore!  Happy Easter!



papier-mache love

I always forget how much I love papier-mâché.  I have very fond memories of covering my hands balloon mold in elementary art class.  I still love everything about it- they way the paper and glue smell, how squishy and pliable the paper gets.  And I am still amazed at how sturdy that little heap of paper becomes after drying.

I haven’t exposed Emma to the wonderful world of paper-mâché yet. but I think it’s time.  Rest assured pictures will follow on Monday if I do.

Today I’m sharing a link to some fun paper-mâché tutorials.  This should get you through the weekend, don’t you think?

  • Click on the balloon for a hat tutorial geared for kids:



Who doesn’t a good tent?  Em just received an early present from Santa (thanks Stephanie!), and we’ve been spending pretty much all our time in it.  Of course, we barely fit- what with her tea set, monkeys and babies, blankets, vacuum etc.  I started thinking about it last night- how I’d love to make her some giant, cavernous tent system in her room.  Or at least an area for us to stretch out in.

I kinda love this tent featured on Design Sponge (bonus tutorial attached!)…

Something like this would be fun…

this one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/uglyisthenewpretty/4282962834/

I’m starting to see a pattern…

Maybe I’ll get to working after Christmas.  Do you have any special reading areas or tent ideas to share?  I’m ready!


Awesome DIY books

Winter is coming- here are some awesome books to keep you busy while you hunker down indoors!  Click on the book picture to get more information.

Craft Activism: People, Ideas, and Projects From the New Community of Handmade by Joan Tapper

The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer: Activities and Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist by Emily Winfield Martin

Green Crafts for Children by Emma Hardy

Kid Made Modern by Todd Oldham

Recycled Crafts Box by Laura Martin