I Am Thrilled To Open My New Printables Shop
I am crazy over this Rubik's Cube look-alike paper craft! It's so satisfying when it's all put together and what's also great is keeping the lid un-glued so I can put little surprises inside. This would be great as a favor or activity for kids at a Rubik's Cube themed birthday party! They'd love it.
Also in the shop check out the color your own version as well, that'll keep the kids entertained longer for sure!
Check back often to see what's new, there's always more to come, and thanks a bizzillion for visiting my site, it's a true pleasure!
So Happy To Be a Part of Cut Out & Keep
It is such an honor to be a part of Cut Out & Keep, they reached out to me and asked if I'd like to be featured as a superstar on their site. There, seven of my project tutorials will be posted one day at a time so be sure to visit and see the tutorials.
For about 7 years now I've been a teacher having worked with special needs children as well as typical kids and I've enjoyed all of the fun things I got to do, between daily art and craft making to big over the top graduation ceremonies. What an experience it's been sharing all of these fun things. Now, The Art Drem has been literally a dream, a dream come true, it's like an art project all on its own, my biggest ever.
Please go and visit Cut Out & Keep for tutorials on some of my cherished projects and tell me all about the fun things you've made!
Unicorn Head Printable Tube Craft
Uh who doesn't love a unicorn craft? I don't think anyone! I see a lot of My Little Pony around school these days and Shopkins too. I think what's so attractive about these popular toys are the bright combination of colors. Children especially are drawn to these palettes as much as the toy itself. Would you prefer to play with something dull and lackluster or something vibrant and colorful? Color represents life, energy and happiness, which are the positive feelings we want to experience while making art.
I’ve also updated this post with some fun new photos of my enchanting original unicorn craft for toilet tubes! If you want to try some other versions be sure to visit the shop here at The Art Dream!
Try this unicorn head printable with your little mythical creature, they will have so much fun adding their own streamers for a mane, plus you can customize your own combination of colors and use up some of your leftover materials. This guy even has a three dimensional horn! I must admit, once I finished mine, I was "flying" it around the house having playtime for myself. Dont forget, this craft requires a toilet tube, it's the armature that supports the print out, they keep your project sturdy. Have a magical time making this unicorn head found in the shop, I'd love to hear about it as well!
To see full video instructions on how to assemble this craft then visit my post about my NEW style unicorn printable!
Big Thanks to Little Blue Living
I was so happy to see that Little Blue Living has given my little 'ol printables a chance with her children. This morning I was greeted with a fantastic post on Instagram showing off the little creations her kids had made. It's so nice to know that someone out there is enjoying that hard work you put into your projects.
I started creating printables because I wanted to share my love for paper crafts and I wanted them to be easy and accessible for people who are busy but still want to have art and crafts time with their families. I know that gathering materials and crafting from scratch is not always on the top of the list, so how about a fun, engaging printable craft to get you started. And let's face it, not everyone is artsy or crafty but that shouldn't stop you from enjoying the activity with your loved ones.
Ideally you'd like your children or students to be 100% creative but, it's not always so simple, I could help make it a little easier to get you going. Try to also keep in mind that there's no right or wrong with how you create your tube craft, you should encourage the kids to "make it their own". Maybe add glitter, tissue paper, pop-poms, yarn etc, there are really a ton of possibilities.
Grab a tube and get to it, I love watching the kids get all excited about these, it just makes me want to come up with more and more of 'em!
So thanks again Little Blue Living for giving my printables a chance, I hope I can bring more fun and joy to your crafting table in the future. Happy art making, it looks like you have a couple of great kids there!
Cone Frog Paper Project
I've bee slightly obsessed with the cone shape project it's such a great shape to work with and turns out it's pretty versatile. Doing a lesson on a specific animal or character? Try transforming it into a fun cone shape!
More & More Felt Monsters
The kids are finally finishing up their felt monsters and the art show is drawing near. I couldn't be more happier with all of the results!
Just look at this creative monster designed by one of my 4th grade students, such an original idea.
See my felt monster tutorial and make one for yourself!
Orange, Pizza, Lollipop and More!
What a great project this was for my students they produced such awesome work and they were all excited about their creations. Here I have pictured 2 different oranges an apple, ice cream cone, cake, blueberry, pear, lollipop and a pizza!
My students made a pattern using scrap paper, then they chose their felt, stapled their pattern to two pieces of felt, cut it out, then also cut out their details. We either glued the details on or some students stitched them on depending on the size. Then they began stitching around the edges. Finally they were stuffed and ready to eat... I mean display.
For our art show I plan on displaying their creations in fruit bowls, cake plates, doughnut boxes etc! Can't wait!
See my felt creations in the anytime projects section of The Art Dream, and tell me all about your felt projects!
Download and print this fun lovin' butterfly tube craft available at hellowonderful.co! I wanted to make a friend for my bee and here it is in all of its rainbow glory. Get the already colored version and put 'em together or color your own which makes it incredibly personalized, either way this little craft will keep your little fluttering bug entertained for hours.
Be sure to visit the printables section of The Art Dream to find more fun and exciting Printables!
I'm totally loving this yellow monster stitched and completely handmade by one of my 4th grade students, it came out adorable and I'm happy to share it with you. Check out my little gallery below, there will be more to come soon too!
Be sure to make little felt monsters with your little monster, they will just love it!
Share what you've done in the classroom or at home, I'd love to see!
Monkeys and Giraffes and Bears Oh My!
Been having my students make more of my animal printables, it seems like when they make one they need to just make the whole collection haha! That's fine by me, and they just love them. By the end of the class there's a line of kids in front of me waiting for help. It's great fun and the kids get to take home a little piece of artwork that day. I can't even count how many times the kids ask... "Can we take these home?" Why sure, sure you can!
Find these printables at hellowonderful.co along with some of my other creations!
Be sure to share your printable making experience with me anytime.
Happy art making!
I'm John, an artist and art educator. The Art Dream is here to spark creativity and inspire the little artist inside of you!
Ice Dragon Head Printable
Feel the icy breath of this mighty dragon, it’s a dance of fire and ice that’ll leave you in awe. Just add your own streamers to create that blast of blustery snow!
Mermaid Tube Craft Printable
Who would dream about the world above the sea when you could dream about the world that is under the sea, where such beautiful creatures like this mermaid must exist! Don't they? I've started your journey of crafting this beautiful sea creature, it's up to you to add magical hair and dress up her fins!
NEW Unicorn Head Tube Craft Printable
This makes my third style change for my super magical unicorn head toilet tube craft! This version truly represents the whimsical nature of these mystical creatures. Add your own colorful streamers to make this easy tube craft printable!