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.

How to Make a Summertime DIY Beachy Boho Wall Hanging

Hi there, I’m Marcy, from Project Artwork at Home. The project I want to share with you today takes its inspiration from The Paper Works Sketchbook¬†to create a DIY boho wall hanging. Ordinarily, I use my sketchbooks at home for…well, sketching! But this sketchbook is unique in that it contains four different types of paper: white, black, graph, AND kraft. Every page is perforated, so I pulled out one of each and had fun creating a project that utilizes them all. The best part of this project is adding color, pattern, and texture to each of these high-quality papers.

How to Make a Planet Paper Mache Project

OOLY’s Lil’ Poster Paint Pods offer a fantastic palette of colors fit for a cosmic space theme! I loved the neon colors in this set, they’ve made it possible to create fantastical, “galactical” planets as a great paper mache project. These brightly colored planets would make great props for a school project, a space themed birthday party or just to hang in a child’s bedroom! And the perfect accompaniment to the D.I.Y Alien and Spacecraft from my previous blog.