Customized Kiddie Shoes

I really love making my daughter smile. It’s part of the reason why I craft. So for another easy tutorial, I designed this pair of shoes for my daughter. 

You will need:

Canvas shoes

Pencil

Acrylic paint
Paintbrush 

Ribbon

What to do:

1. Pick a design that you want to paint on the canvas shoes and trace it on the shoe itself. I picked a cat drawing because my daughter loves cat faces. 

2. Paint it on. 

3. Sew matching bows on top of the canvas shoe.

Antique-ified Owl

So we moved into our new home and my favorite space is the mini library. As we needed a lot of bookends, I asked my daughter what she thought would look good. She responded that she read in a home styling magazine not to get a plain, boring metal bookend. But since her dad had bought just that, I decided to decorate it on my own…simplest craft ever.

You will need:

Plain bookends

Decor with flat back (the cute owl was a garage sale find)

Pearl gold acrylic 

Glue gun

Paintbrush 

What to do:

1. Brush the decor with a coat of gold acrylic. Let it dry completely and then brush with another coat. (Best if original color still peeks through a little). 

2. Stick the decor to the bookends. 

Yeah, that’s it! P.S. I put the owl in the Harry Potter section of my library 👍

Art Appreciation for Kids

Inspired by our recent museum trips, I made a series of short children’s poems about some famous artists. It is my hope that more parents introduce art to their kids because it has so many advantages! Apart from the obvious, which is to make them think more creatively, I believe exposing them to beauty and color makes them more positive and happy individuals. Each poem explains the artwork in a simple way that I hope kids can relate to. Enjoy!