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crayons

I am a crayon nut. I use children’s wax crayons in most of my collage work, and getting a new pack is like Christmas for me. All the possibilities… Did you like coloring with crayons as a kid? Have you ever tried coloring with crayons as an adult? “The box _________” ___ What inspired this […]

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crêpe paper

I photographed these rolls of crepe paper on display in a dollar store because I loved the colours. When I was a kid, we used to make crepe-paper garlands for parties by gently twisting them and stringing them from one corner of the room to another. If we had more than one colour of crepe […]

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sidewalk chalk

I love sidewalk chalk. What could be more fun – turning blank sidewalks into brilliant, colourful canvasses? Have you ever played with sidewalk chalk? How long did your drawings last, before they were dissolved by the elements? “The colours _________”

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buttons

These are some vintage buttons that my mom was using for a craft project. She’s owned them since they were not vintage (i.e. new). Do you know how to sew on a button? Do you have many clothes with buttons, or do you have few clothes with buttons? “I buttoned _________” ~ Next steps… Invitation […]

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poster paint

I love playing with children’s craft supplies. I feel such a sense of freedom from using things that are (relatively) nontoxic and inexpensive. Did you know that Crayola paint is scented? Do you remember the smell of your own childhood craft supplies? “I sniffed __________” ~ Next steps… Invitation to share your work… What inspired […]

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yellow pencil crayons

I was making a craft with my niece and nephew. We needed some yellow pencil crayons to write the word “hope,” so I gathered up every one I had and put them on the table for us to use. What would you do with a handful of yellow pencil crayons? How would you write the […]

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