Sgraffito technique using Oil Pastels Twisty Stix

Sgraffito, (Italian: “scratched”), in the visual arts, is a technique used in painting, pottery, and glass, which consists of putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, and then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that the pattern or shape that emerges is of the lower colour. Create your very own Sgraffito art following these 3 easy step by step instructions. Materials used: … Continue reading Sgraffito technique using Oil Pastels Twisty Stix

Fun and Creative Vegetable Painting

The theme given for the September #CCBG Craft Challenge is Kitchen themed crafts/DIY and this got me thinking. A few months ago, my little one and I had lots of fun randomly trying vegetable printing. Here’s a step by step creative art idea using Okra (lady’s finger) which is lots of fun for little ones to try. Material required: Okra White Paper or card stock Paints (Poster Colors/ … Continue reading Fun and Creative Vegetable Painting

Art for Toddlers

Teacher’s day in India is celebrated every year on 5th of September to honor the contributions of the teachers in our study, society, and country. Last year my Son had started with playschool and we made hand-print art cards for his teachers. This year, he used his set of Chunkies Paint Sticks to create some awesome artwork for his teachers. Chunkies comes in a set of 12 different colored paint sticks … Continue reading Art for Toddlers

A Unique Handwritten Gift Idea

Your handwritten wishes and heartfelt feelings shared with someone you care about is the most personal gift you can present to your dear ones. Here is a unique DIY personalized gift idea that is likely to be cherished by your loved ones. You just need a grab few materials and follow 4 easy steps, and your gift is ready! Materials required: A Mason jar or similar container Black … Continue reading A Unique Handwritten Gift Idea

Repurpose tetrapaks to make beautiful crafts

Did you know that you could re purpose Tetrapak cartons to create lovely decorative birdhouses? This is a nice creative crafting exercise for both kids and adults. Here are a few birdhouses, my Son and I created using tetrapaks. Materials used: Tetra pak Chart paper Paints Glue Embellishments Here’s what we created in our studio Also see our Budget Friendly Classy Home Decor Ideas and Reduce, Reuse, Recycle craft … Continue reading Repurpose tetrapaks to make beautiful crafts

Pipe Cleaner Crafts that kids will love!

Did you know that you can educate, entertain and exercise your child using pipe cleaners? Here are simple  Pipe Cleaner Crafts for Kids, you will see that a pipe cleaner is the perfect versatile toy for children.Jingle Bells Colorful Insects Decorative elements A paper basket handle Flower A wand A Carrot Shapes A snake A Crown Happy Crafting! Also see our Gorgeous Butterfly themed Crafts and Home Decor and Reduce, … Continue reading Pipe Cleaner Crafts that kids will love!

Adorable kids footprint art keepsakes

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! Babies grow up fast and sometimes you wish you could just make time stop. One of my favorite activities to do with my Son is hand and footprint art! These make the perfect keepsake items that you will cherish forever. Have your kids make these easy footprint art! Even better if … Continue reading Adorable kids footprint art keepsakes

Awesome souvenirs using Jar lids – a Mommy and baby collaborative

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! Today I want to share with you a few awesome ways to re-purpose jar lids. These make great souvenirs make for pretty office/home decor or fridge magnets. I thank Flintobox for the inspiration. View their post here- Flintobox – DIY magnet memories Materials you need: Jar Lids Paper rounds (cut from … Continue reading Awesome souvenirs using Jar lids – a Mommy and baby collaborative

Creativity and Fun with Play Doh!

The summer vacations are on and I’m attempting to spend the time I get with my little one constructively. One method I deploy is to engage him with toys that inspire kids to unleash their imagination. Today, I’m posting a product review: The Box:  Funskool Play Doh Case of Colours The Cost: Rs.299.00 Contents: 12 tubs (50 grams each) of vibrant coloured Play-Doh Ideal for Age group : 3 Years & Above … Continue reading Creativity and Fun with Play Doh!

Prince and Princess Headdress

Welcome to Al Things Beautiful! For live videos and updates, like us on Facebook so we can connect! Make your own jeweled crowns and hats that are great for playtime and birthday celebrations.Here are a few we made in our art studio. Material used for crowns/hats shown in this blog post: Chart Paper Embellishments: Rhinestones, Sequins, Buttons, Beads, Glitter, Pompoms, Felt Paints & Stamp markers Scissors, Cello-tape & Glue … Continue reading Prince and Princess Headdress