• Kid Crafts,  Toddler Town,  Tutorials

    Coffee Filter Watercolour Butterflies

    You can make these sweet little butterflies with your child easily with just a few supplies. This project is a little more advanced, so they will need some adult help for the later steps. They will love to see what happens to marker when you spray it with water. Supplies You’ll Need: coffee filter pipe cleaner washable coloured markers spray bottle with a little water Please note before beginning that this project is a two-parter. First, you need to make the water colour background. You can only turn it into a butterfly after it dries, so you may want to introduce the project as just water-colouring and “magically” turn the…

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    Faded Markers for Rustic 3D Typography

    Before you toss away those dried up, fading markers, give this technique a try! I had a set of markers in a drawer for years and almost threw them away, but faded markers can add interesting visual texture to 3D-looking text on a scrapbook paper base when combined with one fresh, working marker. What you need: faded marker(s) marker in working condition stencil thin pen patterned cardstock Using the thin pen and stencil, trace out the word you’d like on your scrapbook paper. Using the fresh marker, thicken the outlines on all the left edges and l the bottom edges to create a 3D effect. Try to imagine the sun…