CREATE! Our Letter Project

We’ve been in our new house for a little over a year now and one of the things I was most excited about when we moved in was our garage. Really?? Yep…our house has a detached garage with a large space that the girls and I have designated as our art area. Our old house […]

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Painting Shells: A Fun Activity Using A FREE Natural Material!

The girls and I went on a beach trip last month with my mother and one of their favorite things to do was to search for seashells. Over the course of several days that we were there, we had several bags full to bring home! When we had a rainy day back at home, these […]

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Gift Idea: Mixed Media Portrait Wall Hanging

One of the things about being a former art teacher, is that I’m always looking at unusual items to be used for potential art projects and saving things that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away…cardboard, drink tops, boxes, yogurt containers, take out containers or trays, and paper towel rolls are a few great ideas. […]

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Printing with plastic eggs

Hello and welcome to my first official post of The Art Garden! I’m starting this blog to share tips and fun ideas for your family to be creative. With Easter right around the corner, I thought it was fitting to start with a simple printing idea for all ages. This involves using plastic eggs and […]

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