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Joel
Happy October everyone! I turned my scary cats into a coloring sheet, if anyone is in the mood for a little pre-Halloween fun. Also, click here to see all of my Halloween crafts! Click on the image below, then print.
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I was so excited to be able to create this mural for our local elementary school! Here’s a post with lots of images and details about the process. Student Collaboration Collaborating with the students was the first step in the process. I wanted to learn what they liked best about the library and see the...
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Over the summer we got a family pass to the Portland Japanese Garden. Our son found a cool miniature Zen garden toy at the gift shop. Inside was a beautifully written pamphlet explaining Zen meditation, and how raking and caring for your rock garden can be a great way to clear your mind and attain...
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Our kids are getting older! The twins are now 11, and our youngest is 6. I haven’t posted here in quite awhile, but we’ve actually been as busy as ever creating all kinds of projects. Along with art, one of our favorite family activities is playing games. We love Catan, Sushi Go, and No Thanks,...
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My sister Lori and I are working together on a new album. The first track we finished is about rice krispie treats! It’s called Mellows On My Mind. My kids did a bunch of marshmallow cartoon drawings for the music video, so I decided to make them into a coloring sheet. My niece (photos below)...
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It’s been awhile since I’ve painted, but I’ve finally started making more time for it. I just finished this first one a couple of days ago. Contour Flower Garden After doing a few pencil sketches, I couldn’t quite nail down what I was envisioning. Then while waiting in the play area at my kid’s optometrist,...
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Hey everyone. Here are some new Father’s Day gifts I created for FamilyFun Magazine. Photos and printable templates over at their site. Links below! Full Article: Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make Rockin’ Card Template Do (or Don’t!) Disturb Door Hanger Template Little-Helper Gift Vouchers Template Family Tree Template Leather Bracelet
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Hey everyone. Here’s an animated music video I made for Bari Koral’s Gingerbread Man song. Since I already had the artwork, I decided to make a printable toy to go with it. Enjoy the video with your kids, print out the template, and let them do some crafting and playing! Happy Holidays! Template: Click on...
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In my excitement about the new Star Wars film, I got the bug to re-record this Star Wars inspired funk rap I wrote 20 years ago in my band days. Here is a quick music video I created with the help of some drawings from my 8 year old son. Also, you can download the...
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Hey everyone! Wow, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. Over the past few months I’ve been working on a lot of exciting projects and commissions, and I’m very happy to finally start sharing some of them with you! Most recently, I’ve been working with Bari Koral, artist and musician from New York. She’s got a...
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Here is the new winter theme Paper City set! I love the imaginary escape of dollhouses, so I tried to create some of that feeling. The kids have been busy coloring and cutting. Now they’re making a few of their own additions! So find some hot cocoa and start crafting! I hope you enjoy it!...
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Last week my 7 year old daughter asked me if she could do some embroidery. She made this pillow a couple of years ago, but hadn’t done much since. Sounded like fun to me! She does a lot of drawing, so I got out a disappearing fabric pen and let her create a design on...
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Celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friend gives the perfect opportunity to reflect on the things that we love and appreciate. This Thanksgiving, I decided to create an “I’m Thankful For…” coloring sheet that doubles as a placemat for the kids table. My kids felt really good about putting their appreciations down on paper and I...
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I just finished the music video for my sister’s (Lori Henriques) new album. The jazz style music reminded me of the Sesame Street videos I used to watch as a kid. I pictured having geometrical shapes dancing around to the song, but rather than animating them, I created simple paper puppets. The only materials needed...
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Finger puppets have always been a favorite craft with my family. The kids love using their creativity to design new puppets, but they also get to continue using their imaginations as they act out stories with each character. We can spend hours around the table crafting, acting and entertaining each other for some fun family...
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Over the summer the kids have enjoyed making dozens of fairy houses with flowers and objects around the yard. But yesterday my son and I decided to make a mini treehouse. I used a design in my friend Derek’s book. (He’s a master of DIY mini houses and forts. I’ll post info for the book...
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Hey everyone. I’m super excited to announce my first ever toy to hit the shops! Collaborating with The Saturday Market Project is wonderful, and the Paper City Paris Kits are fantastic. The templates are printed in the USA on sturdy paper which takes color very well, and also folds great. I designed a Champ de...
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Hope you’re all having a great summer! Here is the other project I just finished for Pottery Barn Kids. A little camping scene in the woods. I hope it gives you a small taste of the great outdoors! (Template is below!) Template: Click on the image below, then print!
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