Fun with Calligraphy

Fun with Calligraphy - calligraphy letters in black and red

  We had some fun experimenting with calligraphy the other day.  It is a refreshing way to appreciate the art of handwriting, which unfortunately, we do less and less nowadays. Writing with dip pens (a dip pen is basically a fountain pen that does not have a reservoir for the ink) was not easy, but it […]

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Paper Cut-Out Cards

Paper cut-out cards: a heart, a sail boat, and a snowflake

  This is a free tutorial on how to make paper cut-out cards.   This project is suitable for children and grownups alike. The idea of this paper cut-out card is very simple, but I think that the symmetry makes the cards look rather elegant.  And as you can see in the photo above, the […]

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Upcycled Gift Bags

Paper gift bags with collages

  Do you save paper bags and yet find that you do not use them? Here is a simple idea for making upcycled gift bags by transforming used paper shopping bags with a bit of imagination! Selecting an appropriate paper bag is the first step to a successful transformation!  Find a bag that: is sturdy, […]

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Free Halloween Paper Chain Templates

Halloween paper chain and garland templates: ghost and Jack O'Lantern

I just posted some free Halloween paper chain templates to help you make creepy ghost and Jack O’Lantern paper chains.  They are ready to print and come with easy instructions for a great Halloween activity. Please visit my new Freebie page Halloween Paper Chains and get started on your Halloween preparations! Happy Halloween! Muu  

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What’s hiding in the shadows?

  Searching for the invisible creatures that hide in the shadows is a fun art project for kids and grown-ups.  You simply need a piece of paper, a pencil and an object with an interesting shadow.  But most of all, this detective work requires your keen imagination! The first key to finding worthy invisible creatures […]

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Decorating Easter Eggs

  In our household, the coming of Easter means that it is time to prepare eggs for decorating!  We empty the egg shells the traditional way, by blowing.  It is a bit dizzying and messy, but it is the kind of fun that goes hand in hand with the season! First, we briskly shake each […]

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