Unique Dye-Free Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

Easter Egg decorating is a holiday tradition for many families. It’s no secret, though, that dyeing eggs can result in a serious mess. It’s a close second to carving pumpkins when it comes to the messiest of holiday crafts!  By replacing the dye with other materials such as paints, colored pencils, markers, and crafting (washi) tape, your family can create spectacular Easter eggs with less stress.

Fun Kids Art Activities for Spring Break

At this point in the season, we are dreaming of the end of winter and love to start planning spring break ideas just to get ourselves warm. Cameron has tried on every bathing suit she owns. Twice. And Kane has his suitcase at the ready. So the kids were super excited to try out a few new travel activities for OOLY!

Colored Gel Pens Make Adult Coloring Very Interesting

When people think of coloring, there’s a few typical coloring accessories that come to mind. Adult coloring enthusiasts tend to look for colored pencils as their coloring tool of choice. And why not? They lay on dry, are relatively cheap, come in a wide variety of colors, etc. Markers and crayons seem to be great choices for children (but we’ve met a lot of adult colorists who love both markers and crayons). Gel pen art is an art medium all its own so there’s no reason not to color your coloring books with gel pens. If you haven’t tried gel pens with your coloring books, then you are missing out on a very versatile and interesting coloring tool that will set your coloring apart.

​5 Coloring Techniques Using Mixed Media

Coloring is tons of fun, and it’s no wonder adult coloring is hot right now. Coloring books allow us to be interactive in someone elses art while being creative ourselves. Many people enjoy working in one coloring medium such as colored pencil or wax crayon, but we’ve made some pretty exciting discoveries mixed media coloring that we’d like to share.