Nature Study

Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids
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Prime Day Deals Art Supplies for Creative Moms and Kids

Looking for our Amazon Storefront link? You can find it here with the most recent deals. (We are a partner in the Amazon Associates affiliate program, which means we earn a small commission on your purchase that does not cost you a penny more, but helps support our small business. You can find more information…

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How to Troubleshoot a PDF Download Printing Error with a Black Box

We love our Paper Dolls and seeing families use them as part of their creative play time using loose parts. We know you can’t wait to get everything printed and cut out so you can start playing with the paper dolls at home. But just right when you start to print that packet, you pick…

How to Trace or Transfer to Watercolor Paper – Four Ways!
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How to Trace or Transfer to Watercolor Paper – Four Ways!

Here at Lily and Thistle, we have so many fun projects designed to help you gain confidence in watercolor and have a fun and relaxing experience in the process.  Today I thought I’d show you four ways you can transfer (or trace) the templates we have made available to you onto your choice of watercolor…

How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids
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How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves – For Beginners and Kids

How to Watercolor Paint Easy Fall Leaves Has learning to paint what you see in nature been on your list for a while? Today I’m going to show you how to watercolor paint some beautiful and easy Fall leaves even if you are the newest beginner.  This is really fun and easy!  You might also…

Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide
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Free Watercolor Color Mixing Guide

Do you get stumped trying to put together color combinations in your Watercolor Art? I made this little guide for myself a while ago just to have handy for watercolor projects. I thought you might find it helpful too. It’s just a bunch of my favorite color combinations with mixing recipe notes to the side….

How to Paint Watercolor – Easy Fall Trees – For Beginners and Kids
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How to Paint Watercolor – Easy Fall Trees – For Beginners and Kids

How to Paint Watercolor Fall Trees for Beginners Are you loving all of the beauty of Autumn? Today I’m going to show you how to watercolor paint some simple fall trees. This is a really fun and easy tutorial even if you are the newest beginner.  And you can have so much fun experimenting with…

Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List
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Nature Journaling for Beginners Supply List

You don’t really need much as a nature journaling beginner, but sometimes it’s fun to invest in a few supplies that can make the experience more memorable and enjoyable.  Here is a list of some of my favorite nature journaling tools. There are so many benefits to getting out in nature.  Read about them here,…

Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal
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Phenology Wheel – Nature Journaling Prompt for Beginners – Bullet Journal or Art Journal

How to Make Your Own Phenology Wheel for Your Nature Journal, Bullet Journal or Art Journal I’m always looking for easy but effective ways to get myself and my children out in nature, recording what we are experiencing together. So when I saw these posts from Lynn Seddon at Raising Little Shoots I was pretty excited…

Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint
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Watercolor Bird Calendar with Free Patterns to Paint

I’ve had so much fun over here creating a new calendar to brighten your day and I hope your year!  This time, I thought it would be fun to focus on birds. Birds are so fun to paint (and surprisingly easy) to draw.  All of the patterns  for this watercolor calendar are available in the…

What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck
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What to Add To Your Nature Journal When You’re Feeling Stuck

The blank journal page.  It can be so overwhelming sometimes! Some days it comes easy.  Other days, not so much.  Facing that page can feel paralyzing!  It even happens in your nature journal.  I think my biggest fear is that I’ll waste my precious time and materials on something that won’t turn out like I…