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NEW VIDEO Our cool Mermaid and Merman necklaces now have their very own video tutorial (Link in profile) If you subscribe today I'll email you some unknown mermaidy facts that's sure to liven your next play date or unda da sea pa-tay convo Go give it a watch and see how we get our egg carton shells to stay on our necklace!
Who's your favorite mermaid? Ariel? The one in Splash? Those little minx from Neverland? ...
Tip Tuesday! Here's a great one I use all the time... tape the edges of your paper before your little creatives paint, or color, then let them have at it once dry, peel off the frame and instant magic! It honestly makes anything look like a work of art 🏼
You can use painters tape, or we even like to use washi (the patterns that don't get used as much, gatta show the washi tape love). You can even let your little creatives do the big reveal, it's always so exciting right?!
We also love using this method to make personalized cards
This little trick is one of many found in our favorite @artbarblog book 'Art Workshop for Children' such a fantastic resource! 🏼
Do you follow @smocks.on ? If not I totally recommend it! They are all about creating together WITH your kids
This weeks host @artcampla has chosen the theme of FLOAT or FLY, and boy do we love to fly!
My son is obsessed with paper airplanes, and I'm obsessed with gold and glitter, so we devised a combo These little guys work great as a tree ornaments or a hanging mobile!
Do you prefer to float or fly
Hands up for anyone else who isn't ready for summer to end 🏼 We go back to school in 2 weeks which still leaves us a little time to squeeze in some summer crafts If you're looking for a fun and fairly quick craft, check out our cork charm necklace tutorial
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Happy Monday! What's on your list to accomplish this week? I'm hoping to finish a mermaid necklace tutorial
Wishing you a productive, happy and peaceful week filled with lots of sunshine-able moments!
Shout out to @sunday.west for this most sun shiney outfit!
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Mahalo to everyone who entered our book giveaway for 'The Gift of Aloha' and congrats to @cynthiann who has won her very own copy
BUT... before you stop reading I want you to know this giveaway hasn't particularly ended... I now challenge you to spread your own gift of Aloha.
Aloha is a term of welcoming, so have a think, what can you do to be welcoming to someone? I have felt so welcome here on Instagram so 'Mahalo' to the many gifts of Aloha I have received here, you all truly know how to warm a girls heart let's keep spreading the love #thegiftofaloha
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Tip Tuesday! I don't know about you but I love using every last drop of my glue. To get the last drops easily out, microwave your glue for 10 or less seconds, it will loosen it from the sides and help get the last bits out
Our first video tutorial is up on YouTube Here's a little sneak peak we'd love for you to follow us! Link in profile if you want to subscribe to our YouTube channel Also let us know if you want us to make a tutorial for something, requests are happily accepted!
On a similar Hawaiian note, our GIVEAWAY (2 posts back) ends this Weds, so be sure to participate if you want to win.
Happy Monday friends wishing you a peacefully productive week!
Aloha Happy Sunday Friends! We're excited to announce our first video tutorial on how to make this lei! Our gift of Aloha to you 🤗 Check out our new YouTube Channel and be sure to SUBSCRIBE
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This Giveaway is now CLOSED
GIVEAWAY ALERT We have teamed up with @hawaiianchildrensbooks to give you the chance to win a free copy of The Gift of Aloha Head over to CreatingCreatives.com to read my mini book review AND get a tutorial on how to make your own Paper Flower Lei
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3 Butterflies 🦋 a Caterpillar and a Moth 🖤?
Swipe to see the moth Our lovely little moth came from my 2yr old, he likes the method of mix all the colors together to become a nice shade of black? Hands up for any one else who's kids love this method 🏼 Well turns out that method works great for this project! 🏼
We had such fun making these caterpillar/ butterflies from @_theartdream and @hellowonderful_co They are SO simple and such fun! Go grab your free printable now 🖤🦋
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Duct Tape Birds 3 ways Swipe to see all 3 We had such fun making these, from coloring our plain old grey duct tape to sticking on the feathers then deciding what to do with them Let us know which way you like your duct tape birds #getcreativewith
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Tip Tuesday! Here's a killer tip for dealing with cutting Duct Tape: Stick it on wax paper to easily cut then peel the wax paper off like a sticker 🏼 Bye Bye sticky scissors This works great for cutting strips, or even shapes to turn into your own customized stickers Do you have any tape tips? Share them below! and be sure to follow @get.creative.with and all the tapey fun their having! #getcreativewith
For more tips head on over to my website 🏼 (link in profile)
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No fancy duct tape around the house... No problem! Are you following all the #getcreativewith tape fun happening over at @get.creative.with ? Arielle from @artcampla is judging while also handing out some super cool tips and projects! Stay tuned for our sharpied up duct tape!
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I love making art with my creative soul sister (my 4yr old daughter) but every now and then she will take the creative lead and I will be the manufacturer, which was the case for our friendly shark (that I think kinda looks more like a whale) purse Foam paper we you! We also wanted to play along with the @smocks.on beachy fun happening this week be sure to check out all the summer fun happening in #smockson
🦈 JOKE 🦈
Q: How do you make a shark laugh?
A: Tell a whale of a tale!
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NEW PROJECT UP
I recently did a guest post for @writesinla - a cat mask craft to accompany the book Lily's Cat Mask by @dogillustrator Here are some of the ways we personalized our own masks to make you own mask and check out the book review head over to the Projects tab on my website Link in Profile 🏼
Did you know Shannon from @ohcreativeday has a series called Oh Creative Lady? It's such a fantastic series of interviews with such inspiring and creative women. This week I am honored to be featured in it 🤗 (insert giddy dance here) To have a read about my wizarding past, what I'm most proud of, and a pretty great acronym head on over to the link in Shannon's profile
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Happy Sunday from me and my girl, supporting our cork charms 🥝 We are having a lazzzyyyyy day today, what are you up to?
Inspired by Sam over at @colormadehappy I decided to get my doodle on during our 4th of July cruise and it was absolute bliss, so much so that my daughter decided to join in Swipe to see her doodles Thanks for the inspiration Sam it felt so good to doodle again If you aren't following @colormadehappy and want some inspiration be sure to give her a follow!
National Drop a Rock day is tomorrow July 3rd Its such a fantastic way to shine a little light and share a little love and peace in this world Thanks @wordrocksproject for such a cool idea There's still time to make a peace rock to drop Will you be dropping a rock? Swipe to see a few of ours #droparockday2017#droparockday
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Once Upon A Time... A Story Telling Game This has got to be one of our favorite games, basically stuff a bunch of toys in a bag and pull them out to work those storytelling muscles! (for more details on how we do it head over to the Projects page on our website, link in profile)
This is such a great game to stretch the imagination and be inspired by your little ones, plus it's ridiculously easy to put together 🏼
Sara over at @toddler_tornado is hosting this weeks @get.creative.with challenge and wants us to #getcreativewith games! So many cool games already, let the games begin!
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Firework Rockets These bad boys are now up on the Projects page on our website They would be perfect for a little DIY table at a 4th of July Party So Incredibly easy and way to much fun! Happy Independence Day weekend American buddies
4th of July Weekend Go check out our firework rockets on the Projects page of our website (link in profile) Straw Shooters never looked so good! These are such fun to make let alone play with Happy Independence Day Weekend
Firework Rockets Now up on our Projects Page So simple and ridiculously fun! Go check out the 'How To' and Happy Independence Day weekend!
Tip Tuesday! Here's a wearable art tip, since that's our theme over at @get.creative.with Do you have a unique piece of art you'd like to turn into a necklace or bunting? Glue a straw, bead or even pasta (Thanks @handywithscissors ) to the back and voilà For more fun and useful tips head over to the 'Tips' page at CreatingCreatives.com link in profile
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My new insta buddy Danielle, @writesinla invited me to make a craft to go along with this most adorable book by @dogillustrator Head over to @writesinla profile to get the link to her book review and my tutorial to make your own cat mask. You can also see my little creatives own stylized cat masks over there This is a perfect wearable art meets book craft project Go check it out and enjoy!
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1 more day to get your Wearable Art entries in for @get.creative.with challenge My 2 extremely talented nieces are over for the week helping out 🏼 and when I asked them if they wanted to design my little model an outfit they jumped at the idea, I helped them cut a paper dress then went and took a nap and woke up to this beauty! Did I mention they're 11 & 12! Hello fashion career! Swipe to see a couple extra pics
I've been loving all your super fun entries and can't wait to see what's squeezed in during the last day!
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Cork Charms! 🥝Now up in my digital hangout (link in profile). As this weeks judge for wearable art over at @get.creative.with it was only right that we make some of our own! These cork charms are super easy to make and such fun! Get the 'how to' along with some modeling pics of me and my little creative on my website under the Projects page. If you like what you see remember to subscribe to the fun!
Keep tagging your own wearable creations #getcreativewith you have until this Wednesday Los Angeles time, you guys are rocking it! 🏼