Señor Don Gato the Printable Paper Doll Craft

Have room for a fun character to hang with? It’s my pleasure to show you how to create and color your Señor Don Gato printable paper doll craft. So who is Don Gato? Well, when I was in elementary school I learned a song about this cat, Señor Don Gato, who is from Spanish and Mexican folklore. I always imagined him as an elegant Renaissance cat prince from the 16th century whose clothing need plenty of sparkle, metallic hues and gemstone colors…so download the free printable to get started with your own Don Gato.

Make Your Own Halloween DIY Trick or Treat Bags

My favorite holiday is coming up, and I cannot wait!! I absolutely love Halloween because it’s a time of year when you can be as creative as you want.  These midnight DIY trick or treat bags are easy to make and fun to decorate for kids of any age. I call them “midnight” because they require creating art on a black as night background. Or if you’re like me, you might find yourself crafting at the stroke of midnight to finish a project!

Easy Steps On How To Start Drawing A Colorful Mandala

How do you start drawing a mandala? I often receive this question, and there are many techniques you can use to start designing mandalas. My name is Susanne Braun, I’m a Dutch mandala artist on instagram, and in this blog I will show you the steps I use to begin drawing your own unique mandala!

Easy DIY Recycled Flower Planters

Looking for a fun way to feature flowers in your home, or give flowers as a gift in a unique way? Here’s an easy (and giftable!) recycled flower planter craft that you or your child can make from things you have at home. Using flowers from your garden and simple paper drawings, you can add color to a kitchen window, or brighten up someone’s day.  (These would be great as gifts from your child to their new teacher for the first day of school too!)

Easy Art Activities for the Last Days of Summer

Whether the kids just need some independent time or we are looking for activities to take on the road, I like to have a few go-to projects that don’t require a lot of set up or clean up! And OOLY has the perfect supplies to help out. Take a peak at a few of the projects we’ve got cooking.