I don’t know about you, but I love decorating for Christmas. And the best Christmas decorations are the ones we make at home. This month on our weekly blog posts, I’m listing some Christmas craft videos I’ve found on YouTube that will be fun for you and your children to make.
Each week will have a theme, and I’m trying to have videos at different age/skill levels. And I’ve selected videos that are around 5 minutes in length. If you’re like me, you rarely have an hour to spend watching a tutorial video. These ones are short and sweet, but they still show some excellent projects.
This week’s theme is Paper Snowflakes. I remember making these all the time when I was growing up. Mine were pretty basic, but the craft has come a long way since I was a boy. I hope you’ll enjoy making some of these snowflakes and hanging them around your house this holiday season.
First is an easy project for younger children:
The next two are a little bit more challenging…
Finally, check out this awesome 3-D snowflake project:
Next week: Do it yourself Christmas cards.
Take your art to the next level with See the Light videos:
Create an abstract flower in the style of American artist Georgia O’Keeffe Poppy Collage is the fifth in See the Light’s series, Art Projects. These lessons advance skills and learning as students complete works of art in the styles of famous artists. Start creating now with these downloadable video art lessons!
Composition is one of the most important aspects of creating a good drawing or painting, yet we often neglect it. In this DVD, Pat Knepley explains the principles of composition, proportion, scale, and point-of-view. You’ll do exercises in each of these concepts so you can learn, not just how to draw, but how to create a visually pleasing work of art. Lessons include, It’s All About the Grounds, Keep Things in Proportion, Scale, and Point of View.
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