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Beth Bauer

Beth Bauer

Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyesone finger painting at a time.

All Strung Out: Crafting a Paper Leaf Garland

send something beautiful

There's nothing like a heartwarming, homemade gift to brighten a dreary December day for friends and family. Don't string your loved one along. Send something amazing like this handmade, homespun paper leaf garland featured in artist Emily Hogarth's book, Send Something Beautiful. It's the perfect way to bring the outdoors inside during this winter and warm the room with deep hues of gold, green, and brown.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: papercraft, paper cut, kirigami, craft, art, letters, stationary, gifts

Bear Necessities: from The Bear in Underwear Kit

kids learn to draw patterns

Growing up is hard work! We love when learning about art helps make life simpler for kids (and parents, too).

FILED UNDER: Children, Art Bites / TAGGED: potty training, drawing, patterns, Bear in Underwear, how to draw, drawing for kids

A Whale of a Good Time: From Learn to Draw Sea Creatures

learn to draw orca

Children who are fascinated with the sea and its wonderful world of exotic creatures will have a whale of a good time exploring Learn to Draw Sea Creatures. With detailed, step-by-step directions for drawing over 25 amazing ocean animals, kids will love making art with a porpoise—I mean, purpose. 

FILED UNDER: Art Bites, Children / TAGGED: sea creatures, learn to draw, drawing, drawing for kids, orca

Playing with Patterns: Learn to Draw Patterns with Barroux

kids draw patterns

Patterns are prevalent in our daily lives. Every polka dot, stripe, zig-zag, and squiggle adds its own character and quirkiness to the clothes we wear, the roads we travel, the billboards we see, and even the pets we own.

FILED UNDER: Making Art / TAGGED: patterns, colors, coloring, drawing, how to draw, art for kids

Mean-n-Messy Monsters

how to cartoon for kids

It's about to get messy around here (and a little scary!) Just in time for this month's spooky festivities comes a book that will probably creep you out, make you laugh, and bring out your inner monster (yikes!!) Here's a peak at Mean-n-Messy Monsters from the Cartooning for Kids series by Dave Garbot. 

FILED UNDER: Art Bites, Children / TAGGED: Halloween, how to draw, cartooning, creative, creatures


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