Today we’re learning how to use watercolor pencils to paint a beautiful sunset! I hope you’re excited to follow along. You’ll need watercolor pencils and watercolor paper for this lesson. I used Arteza brand pencils and paper. Here are the links to the products mentioned. Plus, you can use this 10% discount coupon: Art_for_Kids_Hub10 (this […]
Today we’re talking about presents, but not just any presents. We want to give parents some ideas on what art presents you could buy your kids. Or if you’re a kid, what art presents you could buy for your siblings or friends. We don’t talk about prices or really where you can buy these, because brand […]
Hey art friends is Monday again! Time to show off your awesome art. Last week we talked about Chalkola markers. They’re super cool! I made a mistake though, and said they were expensive (around $40). I was wrong, that was the list price. You can purchase Chalkola markers for around $20. Chalkola also gave us […]
It’s another week of art! Today we’re talking more about colored pencils and which brand you should buy. Watch the video below to get our opinion. If you’re interested in learning more about our favorite art supplies, check out our supplies page. We’re also showing your art! Thanks again to all of our awesome art friends […]
It’s Monday, and even though our team lost, we’re excited for another week of art! Last Monday we sent out an email, asking what art medium you would like to learn next. The majority of you asked for colored pencils…a close second was water color and water color pencils. So, we’ll begin using colored pencils […]
Have you ever held two boxes of crayons, one from Crayola and one from Roseart and wondered which one you should buy? Do you always choose the cheaper one, or do you go with the “trusted” Crayola? If you’re like me, often you’ll just buy the cheapest…after all it’s just for the kids, right? And […]
Fall 2014 Art Contest Details: Kids ask your parents or an adult for permission and help. 1. This contest is for kids between the age of 7-12 (We’ll announce the art contest for kids under 7, soon!) 2. Draw, paint, sculpt, and color anything that has to do with FALL 3. Ask a parent or […]
So almost by accident I found these three secret painting tips for my little artists. Three Secret Painting Tips For Little Artists Use Stabilo Woody Pencils Use mixed media paper Use smaller paper Ok so they might not seem revolutionary, but let me explain! Stabilo Woody These are one of the most amazing art materials […]
This is one of the best ways to preserve your kid’s artwork, especially ones done with charcoal or pastel. When my kids finish a pastel drawing, I either need to take a photo of it and throw it away or put it in a sealed bag. Pastel dust is a lot like a disease, it […]
One of our awesome readers had so many good things to say about the Stabilo Woody. We thought we had to try them and do our own Stabilo Woody Review.
Fun and quick how to blend with oil pastels tutorial for kids! Watch the short video, and download the free printable activity.
This is the first part in a series of intro to pastels for kids posts. I was at the art store looking to pick up a few more pastels, and had a thought—I bet other parents are really confused when they look at the selection of pastels to buy. I know I was!
I get asked often, “What art the two most important art supplies?” Easy…
Any ol’ sketch book works great as an art journal for kids! Even a lined notebook will work fine.
Light tables for kids are the best! When I was kid I loved taping pictures to the windows then placing a blank piece of paper over top, to trace. Then after tracing it once I’d try to draw it from memory…after a while I got pretty good at drawing things from memory.
Our kids love Play-Doh (And as parents we do too)! Not only is it fun for them (and us) to play with, but it helps calm them down during an “emotional crisis.” You know the ones I’m talking about. Well, if you haven’t tried using an art activity to bring your kid back to “reality” […]
Sometimes I put off our family art activities, because we don’t have enough supplies. Well lately we’ve been trying to find things around the house to use. We were surprised by how much we found and could use. Doing an art project with the kids doesn’t always require a visit to the best store on […]
Many parents hand a camera to their kids when they are 14-ish, but have you thought of giving one to them sooner? Maybe around 2 or 3? My little 5-year-old can’t put his camera down. He loves it!