rubbing alcohol to blend colored pencils

How to blend colored pencil - Rubbing alcohol is a great solvent for colored pencils. It breaks down the wax binder in most colored pencils and allows the pigments to blend more like paint.

Zoo Passport  Printables with pictures of animals ready to check off/star at your next zoo visit

Zoo Passport Printables with pictures of animals ready to check off/star at your next zoo visit!Zoo Passport Printables with pictures of animals ready to check off/star at your next zoo visit!

The Best Part of Me writing prompt

Great idea for All About Me Unit! The Best Part of Me writing prompt. This would be such a great prompt, not to mention a beautiful bulletin board display.

watercolor silhouette

I know it's a kid's art activity: DIY watercolor silhouette. (Stickers on first then paint, dry, and remove stickers.) Still, such a good idea to remember.

fabric balloon bowls

Balloon formed papier mache bowls covered in fabric! Can also be done over a bowl to give it the flat bottom necessary for placement on a table. Just put a thin coating of petroleum jelly on the bowl for ease of release when papier mache is dry.

I look like a cyclops... Or winking eye origami- great for recycled paper

Or winking eye origami- great for recycled paper. This would be a fun craft for a unit on Mythology or Percy Jackson

Trace the hand in pencil. With a marker, draw a straight line until you get to the hand. Then make a curve from one line to the next, then continue the straight line.

Optical Illusion Hand Drawing - trace the hand in pencil. With a marker, draw a straight line until you get to the hand. Then make a curve from one line to the next, then continue the straight line.

fall leaves: free printable from classic play #thanksgiving2013

Fall Leaves Free Printable

Fall leaves: free printable from classic play for decorating, gratitude trees and fall hostess gifts. If you have children, think of doing this with them and each one take a few leaves and write what they are grateful for.

Recreate a photo taken of you and your mom with you and your child. Would make a cute Mother's Day gift framed together

Recreate a photo taken of you and your mom with you and your child. Would make a cute Mother's Day gift framed together :) I WOULD LOVE THIS! Too bad my mom doesn't have any pictures of us as kids:-(

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