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A Mother's Day Gift That Lives On
This inexpensive Mother's Day gift is more valuable than anything money could buy! Created by you but written by them, this is the story of a life to be treasured and remembered. Whether she's your birth mother, grandmother, or a mother-like figure in your life, give the gift of timelessness this year.
An Artist's Guide to Minimizing Waste
Paint, paper, the boxes your supplies come in... As artists, we go through a lot of extra waste. If you're the creative type, here are a few simple things you could be doing differently to not only show some extra love to our planet, but to also keep all your things tidy and organized!
Lettering Challenge Recap - January 2020
31 Days of Lettering! In case you missed it or want to do it again, here's a recap of our daily lettering challenge from January 2020! Whether it's in a journal, on a napkin, or just written on a scrap...
How To Be Mindful When Making Art
What exactly is mindfulness, and how do we practice it? Art journaling artist Jesse Petersen shares some of her insight on the art-making process to get the most out of your time with yourself.
Kid-Friendly Activities for the Mom or Dad that Needs a Break
Feeling bored or overwhelmed being stuck at home? Are you running out of ideas to keep the kids entertained? We did the hard work for you and put together a list of kid-friendly art projects that are both easy and fun. Kick back and relax while the kids create or jump right in and join them!
Spring Garland
Put a little "hippity-hop" in your step by getting your home ready for spring! Make your own festive garland to welcome in spring! Even if you don't celebrate Easter, this project includes a free printable outline that you can customize...
Celebrate Your Luck
St. Patrick's Day is all about the color green. It's a great color and all, but we're artists (yes, even you reading this!) and we want ALL the colors! Change it up this year and celebrate with all the colors of the rainbow. Did you know you can create an entire rainbow using just three colors? Try out these fun and simple doodles using Tombow Brush Pens to put color theory into action!
Pot O' Gold
Store your favorite art tools or desk essentials in what we're calling our Pot O' Gold! Whether it's your paint brushes, pens, or sweet treats, your treasures deserve a fancy jar to call home.
Digital Downloads
We realized we have a whole bunch of stuff that isn't easy to find! Now, all available outlines and practice sheets are available as a free download.
Get To Know The Artists
Do you ever wish you could talk to your favorite artists more than just the occasional comments on one of our posts or live videos? Do you ever wonder more about who they are, their background, and how they got to where they are as artists today? Having a connection with someone makes all the difference!
Finding Your Guide
Is there anyone in your life that has made a big impact on the way you think, feel, or live? Someone that inspires you to be the best version of yourself? Think of it like having a mentor or leader that really resonates with you. 
Valentine's Craft For Kids
Follow along with Nicole Miyuki in her Bonus Valentine's Hearts tutorial to make valentines of your very own! Great for preschoolers, classmates, or the whole family, this kid's craft uses very few supplies that are easy to use and free of mess. Make a heart to tell someone you love them today!
Introducing the Let's Make Art Loyalty Program
Earn points for activities on the Let's Make Art website, like referrals and purchases. You can use them to earn discounts off purchases, so the more you collect the more you save.
Handmade Watercolor Cards For Your Punny Valentine
Valentine's Day: you either love it, hate it, or tolerate it. No matter if you go out for dinner, go big on gifts, or treat it like any other day, it's never a bad time to tell someone you love them with a handmade card!
Beginner Animal Watercolor Paintings
You know the moment where you are scrolling Pinterest and see the most adorable painting of an animal? One that you would love to have a copy of to hang on your own wall? 
5 DIY Gifts Under $5
We all have those few people in our lives that seem impossible to shop for. Maybe you have a teen that only asks for gift cards, but you want to give them something more meaningful. The solution? Why not put the art skills you’ve learned this year to use!
Holiday Subscription Certificates
Sometimes instead of giving traditional gifts, giving the gift of an experience can be much more meaningful! The memory of taking a trip with your favorite people, evenings spent with good food and family, or having the chance to try...
Let's Paint Party!
After a crazy week, nothing sounds better than getting together with friends to unwind. What better way to spend some relaxing quality time than with art! There’s no need to spend an excessive amount of money on a group paint night with friends.
Bringing Adventure Back Home
How often have you found yourself on a trip wishing you could take a piece of it back home with you in more ways than just a social media update or a photo album that hides in the back of your closet?
Fall GIVEAWAY
Update: GIVEAWAY is CLOSED Get excited! It’s time for something rarely seen here at Let’s Make Art.  Can you guess? We are hosting a Fall GIVEAWAY here on our website!  You are going to want to enter this drawing.  A...
Celebrating Autumn with Watercolors

Wearing cozy sweaters, walking through crunchy leaves, sipping on hot cocoa, and the crisp smell of autumn air - these are the things about fall that we love most of all!