What is the Best Polymer Clay for Beginners?

Have you tried Polymer Clay yet? It has been an all time favorite of mine for as long as I can remember. Sculpey is a staple in my art room and in my classroom and there are so many reasons why! What is the best polymer clay? In short, Sculpey clay is the best clay […]

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Lips Planter Pots DIY Tutorial using a Silicone Mold

I’m sure you’ve seen face vases all over the internet. Lately I’ve been buying up plants every time I head to the grocery store. The problem is that I do not love the pots they come with! So…I decided to make my own. Since you know I’ve been completely obsessed with lips lately, I decided […]

Jim Dine Inspired Hearts

Have you ever seen the work of artist Jim Dine? Jim Dine created hearts that looked 3D. He used a lot of elements and colors and techniques to make his hearts look 3 dimensional. Jim Dine’s art is both inspiring and beautiful. And in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are going to make some! My […]

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Rolled Magazine Leaves

This is a perfect Fall craft using recycled magazines to make beautiful, colorful leaves. Use recycled magazines to make beautiful wall art! Have you ever made art using recycled magazine? This time of the year I am receiving non-stop magazines, flyers and catalogs and I am always looking for new recycled art projects to do […]

EASY DIY MOTHERS DAY GIFT IDEA Shrinky Dink Keychains

Mother’s Day Happy Crafts – For Kids To Make In 2023

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Here in the United States, Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May and always a good opportunity to spend quality time with mom. This year it falls on Sunday, May 14, 2023! So you’ll want to start saying Happy Mother’s Day to the best mom by making […]

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The Best Paint For Plaster Art Sculpture (2023)

I am frequently asked about the best method for painting a plaster sculpture. In this post, I will share the various methods for painting uncoated plaster. We will explore the best way to paint bare plaster as well as the type of paint to use and the right sealant for a plaster sculpture. Preparing the plaster for […]

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DIY – How to make a flower mirror using air dry clay

I am sure you’ve seen those viral clay flower mirrors on tik tok. If you haven’t, you’re in for a real treat because these are…beautiful. And with a few basic supplies, you, too can have an air-dry clay round mirror to add to your home decor. Trust me…this one is beyond fun and easy! I […]

Fish-in-a-bag soap

DIY fish-in-a-bag using melt and pour glycerin soap

Have you ever won a carnival prize and consisted of plastic bags filled with goldfish?! I remember coming home with one and my mom saying that she wished the fish had been a toy fish instead. And I knew exactly why two hours later when the fish was found floating at the top of the […]

Bedazzled Crocs

How to Make Custom Bedazzled Bling Crocs – DIY 

My niece turned eight and she asked me to design a custom pair of bedazzled crocs for her to wear all summer long. At first, the task seemed easy enough – add rhinestones with some glue and then she could add croc charms (I bought on Amazon with free shipping). I set out to find […]

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DIY Disco Ball Cactus in a Pot – For Hanging Jewelry

So you’re probably wondering…what’s a disco cactus? Think of it this way…if a cactus plant got married to a disco ball, their baby would be a disco ball cactus! I recently did this disco ball cactus in a pot with my middle grades class and I have to say – it was a huge hit! […]