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HOW TO MAKE MAGNIFICENT MUDDY MASTERPIECES

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – magnificent muddy masterpieces.

Mud has been used in artworks for thousands of years and there is a good reason. It is a wonderful medium.

If you read my post, How to Increase Health and Happiness by Playing in Mud, you will know that getting dirty is good for you.

It is also fun to work with.

Soil can create a range of shades of black, brown, red, orange, yellow and white – perfect for painting.

Mud containing clay is wonderful for making sculptures.

This week’s projects include mud painting, mini mud buildings using homemade mud bricks, and seed bombs – a fun gift for gardeners.

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HOW TO INCREASE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS BY PLAYING IN MUD

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It has been used to build houses, make pottery, keep creatures cool, and is one of the oldest words in the English language. Mud.

The word dates back to at least 1400 and is derived from the original term “muddle”, meaning the lowest or worst of anything.

This ‘lowly’ material can also make you happier and healthier and possibly, more productive and smarter.

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7 FUN IDEAS FOR GROUP ART PROJECTS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – this week I’m offering ideas for group art projects.

If you read my post, How Group Art Projects Can Make Children Better Adults, you will know the benefits of getting kids to work together to make something.

You can do this with family members, or have a friend play day and make it crafty.

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MAKE VALENTINE’S DAY BLING, BOOK, AND ART WITH THESE EASY STEPS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, Valentine’s Day crafts.

These projects include the cutest bracelet, a kiss flip book, and some wonderful string art.

 

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BALI STORIES – HOW THE WEAK CAN CONQUER THE STRONG

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Did you hear about the bird that pecked out an elephant’s eyes?

The blind and thirsty elephant heard a frog croaking near a cliff and thought that water was nearby.

It ran towards the sound and fell into the ravine, killing itself.

Sad, I know, but the tale demonstrates how the small and weak can use their wits to defeat the big and powerful.

 

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EASY WAYS TO PAINT LIKE A PRO

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – how to paint like a pro.

If you read my post How to Draw the Line to Happiness you’ll understand all the benefits you gain by creating art.

The problem for many is they feel intimated by the prospect and unsure of how to start.

This week I’m sharing three pretty painting ideas – two of them emulate the masters.

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SAVE WITH 8 AWESOME KID ART TO GREAT GIFTS PROJECTS

DON’T LET KIDS’ ART CLUTTER YOUR HOME AND HEAD, TRANSFORM IT INTO WONDERFUL GIFTS AND SAVE MONEY THIS CHRISTMAS

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – transforming children’s art.

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My budding artists

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They made all this in less than 30 minutes

Do you have some budding little artists in your life? Do you feel like you’re drowning in their artwork?

Once kids get started they can produce art at an alarmingly fast rate. Before you know it you have literally hundreds of pages of paintings and drawings.

Once they hit preschool and start bringing more home, you could be looking for a larger house just to accommodate all the art.

I once resorted to wallpapering a door to use up butterfly paintings my sons did when they were young.

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Laundry door butterfly painting wallpaper

If you’re a little sentimental you may find it hard to throw these masterpieces away but with these clever ideas, you don’t have to.

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