Miniature Walnut Ornaments: Craftmas 2018

Happy Holidays and Happy Craftmas! We are participating in Craftmas again this year hosted by Cara from Raising Kinley and Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries. Craftmas is a group of crafty bloggers showcasing fun, festive crafts for families to create during the holiday season. This year the Craftmas gang consists of 12 days […]

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Peg Doll Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving, my friends! We made some cute little turkeys this week with some wooden peg dolls and just a few simple materials. We love using these pegs for some fun, imaginary play like we did for our Milk Carton Bunny Habitat. See the easy steps and supplies for these turkeys below: This post contains affiliate […]

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Giant Cardboard Feathers

I love using cardboard for creating because it is a FREE canvas that is readily available.

We have used cardboard for many past projects including our Funky Chickens, Monochromatic Collage, and our Upcycled Owls. There are many more so just take a look under my Create page and you can find a lot of inspiration with recycled materials.

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New Gig and International Dot Day 2018

Hi! With the exception of my last post on our Funky Chickens, it has been a while since I posted on The Art Garden. I have still been occasionally active on my Instagram page, but other than that I have been hitting the floor running with my new gig…I’m back to teaching art! I have […]

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Make These Funky Chickens With 5 Common Recyclables!

Did you know that September is National Chicken Month? Yeah, me either. Once I heard it was, though, I had to dig through our crafty archives to share these Funky Chickens with you all before the month was over. We made these last fall and they are proudly hanging in our art space, paying homage […]

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How to Make a Bird Softie: Sew A Softie 2018

July has been filled with several simple-to-sew ideas by craft bloggers around the world for #sewasoftie. Sew-A-Softie is a month long extravaganza that was organized by Trixi from Coloured Buttons. Be sure to visit Trixi’s Sew A Softie Facebook page for fun softie ideas that have been shared daily. Our contribution to Sew A Softie are these simple […]

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Nature Shadow Boxes Part 2!

One of my first blog posts on The Art Garden was this Nature Shadow Box Assemblage. It was a fun art, nature, and sensory experience that my girls and I really enjoyed. We decided to come back to this activity when we had some dying flowers in our garden and some wilted store-bought flowers. We […]

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Art Inspired by the Book, Where Oliver Fits

Children’s books has always been one of my favorite sources of inspiration for art projects and was a big part of my art curriculum when I used to teach. This post contains affiliate links. We recently picked up the book, Where Oliver Fits by Cale Atkinson, from our local library and I fell in love […]

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Coffee Filter Pointillism Butterflies

I was on an art mission, one day, and started digging around my kitchen. I wanted to find some of those regular white coffee filters for a watercolor activity I wanted to try. Our new coffee maker takes the brown cone filters but I knew I had some white ones stashed away at one point. […]

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4 Easy Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

So we have chickens. Seven of them to be exact. We have an abundance of eggs at all times and they are primarily brown, tan, and olive green. This post contains affiliate links. Have you ever dyed Easter eggs using brown eggs? When I first tried it I decided I was never going back to […]

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