Happy Family Art

Hello and welcome to Happy Family Art, where you will find fun places to visit around NJ, art lessons, craft tutorials, coloring pages and more! 

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Our Visit To Batsto Village

Our Visit To Batsto Village

Hammonton, NJ Spring 2018 This spring we found ourselves in Hammonton NJ. From us this is quite a distance. We ...
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Our Visit To Great Swam National Wildlife Refuge

Our Visit To Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

New Providence, NJ Spring 2018 We have been to the Environmental Education Center, and we frequent the Raptor Trust, so ...
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How To Make A Leather Necklace

Leather and Metal Necklace

If you have seen the wrap bracelet, and the awesome tassels, you know there is an awesome necklace too. It ...
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How To Make A Boho Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet

How To Make A Boho Bead and Leather Wrap Bracelet

For a while now, I have looked at these bracelets and thought, "I should just try and make one." So ...
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Making A Toy Kitty

Making A Toy Kitty

Why would you be tempted to make a toy kitty? Oh, I don't know. Maybe there is a three year ...
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Stamped Jewelry

Stamped Jewelry And Other Shiny Things

Recently, while cleaning our garage I came upon a set of tools that used to belong to my father in ...
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Our Visit To Dingmans Campground

Camping At Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry PA

Dingmans Ferry, PA Every Year since 2015 Hi folks! I wrote this post when we went camping for the first ...
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Our Visit To Sandy Hook Beach

Our Visit To Sandy Hook National Park

Sandy Hook, NJ Every Summer NJ has many beautiful beaches down the shore. There is a beach for every taste, ...
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Our Visit To Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Longwood Gardens

Kenneth Square, PA Spring 2018 Longwood Gardens in PA has got to be one of the most beautiful places in ...
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Fun Crafty Things

Clay Fairy Garden Creations

Clay Fairy Garden Creations

This summer, I surprised a friend by populating her house with oven baked clay fairy garden creations. Doesn't everyone like ...
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Single Point Perspective Drawing of a Street

Single Point Perspective Drawing of a Street

There is so much you can do when you understand the concept of simple single point perspective.  I remember clear as day ...
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How To Draw Roses

How To Draw Roses

I have been playing around with drawing roses, trying to come up with an easy way to do it for ...
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Recycled Mosaic Tiles Art Lesson

Recycled Mosaic Tiles Art Lesson

Mosaic is such a fun technique for making art. I have been looking for a long time for a way ...
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Photography by Mariya Kovalyov

Photography Tips

I always enjoyed photography, but recently I have found myself behind the lens more and more often. I LOVE it! ...
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Georgia O'Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Georgia O’Keeffe Art History Lesson For Kids

Everyone is familiar with Georgia O'Keeffe's larger then life flowers, and if they are not, they should be! She was ...
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How To Make Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Beaded Dragonfly Earrings

Here is an awesome tutorial for beaded dragonfly earrings.  Seriously, these came out very cool!  I made a pair for ...
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Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

Tiffany Stained Glass Art Lesson

***This page contains affiliate links.*** Louis Comfort Tiffany is another great artist for kids to explore.  Most people associate the ...
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Tissue Paper Collage Art Lessons

Tissue Paper Collage

After I made the piñata for my son's birthday I had a lot of tissue paper left over.  It is all colorful ...
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Watercolor Buildings Painting

Watercolor Buildings Painting Tutorial

This painting might look daunting at first, but if you follow the step by step instructions it is truly easy to ...
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Acrylic Sponge Painting For Kids

Acrylic Sponge Painting For Kids

This sponge painting of a garden is very simple and easy to make, it is especially good for really young kids. I ...
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Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Recycled T-shirt Bracelet Tutorial

Do you have a few minutes?  Recycle your old t-shirt into an awesome bracelet. All you need for this project ...
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Recycled Art Portfolios

Recycled Art Portfolios

Right before Earth Day this year I wanted to do something with the Earth Day theme for an art lesson.  ...
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Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color Pencil Landscape Drawing

Color pencils have got to be one of my most favorite mediums. I love how much control you have with ...
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Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial

Handmade Notebook Tutorial from cardstock, paper, and recycled cards. It is that time of the year again, time for the ...
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Cherry Blossom Watercolor Painting

Cherry Blossom Watercolor Painting

In this lesson I have two different ways to paint cherry blossoms with watercolor.  The first one is easier and ...
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Essential Art Supplies To Have At Home

Essential Art Supplies To Have At Home

Art Supplies List Of 30 Must Have Items Recently I came across a question: "What art and craft supplies do ...
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Pointillism Georges Seurat Art Lesson

I had a great time doing an art lesson on Georges Seurat.  After all, who wouldn't have fun with Pointillism.  It is ...
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Some Of Our Favorite Summer Destinations:

Our Visit To Highlands Natural Pool

Our Visit To Highlands Natural Pool

Ringwood, NJ Summer 2017 Our Visit To Highlands Natural Pool Another beautiful place from my bucket list checked off this ...
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Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip's Castle

Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip’s Castle

Montclair, NJ June 2017 Our Visit To Van Vleck Gardens and Kip's Castle It was early morning on a Saturday ...
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Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve Hiking in NJ

Our Visit To Sourland Mountain Preserve

Hillsborough Township, NJ September 2016 As I was looking through my photos for 2016, I realized that there is one ...
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Our Visit To Island Beach State Park

Our Visit To Island Beach State Park

Seaside Park, NJ August 2017 This summer we got to explore a new to us beach: Island Beach State Park ...
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Our Visit To Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags

Our Visit To Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags

Jackson, NJ June, 2017 This entire time I though I had added Our Visit to Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags ...
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Our Visit To Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Our Visit To Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

Montclair, NJ June 2017 In the beginning of June, I took my mom to visit the Presby Memorial Iris Garden ...
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Our Visit To Dingmans Campground

Camping At Dingmans Campground in Dingmans Ferry PA

Dingmans Ferry, PA Every Year since 2015 Hi folks! I wrote this post when we went camping for the first ...
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Our Visit To Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Our Visit to Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Atlantic Highlands, NJ May 2017 We did it! We finally did it! We went for a tour of the Sandy ...
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Our Visit To Big Brook Fossils in NJ

Our Visit To Big Brook Fossil Site

Marlboro, NJ Summer 2017 Big Brook is quite an interesting place to visit.  It is not a place that I ...
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Our Visit To Howel Living History Farm Hunterdon County Destinations

Our Visit To Howell Living History Farm

Lambertville, NJ June 2012 Howell Living History Farm is always a wonderful place to visit.  Located in Lambertville NJ, it ...
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Our Visit To Sandy Hook Beach

Our Visit To Sandy Hook National Park

Sandy Hook, NJ Every Summer NJ has many beautiful beaches down the shore. There is a beach for every taste, ...
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Our Visit To Alstede Farms Morris County Destinations

Our Visit To Alstede Farms

Chester, NJ July 2012 Alstede Farms is a great place with many things to do and see. It is organic ...
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Our Visit To Sunflower Maze Sussex County Destinations

Our Visit To Sunflower Maze

Augusta, NJ August-September 2015 We had an A-Maze-Ing time at the Sussex County Sunflower Maze in Augusta NJ. They are ...
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Our Visit To Land Of Make Believe

Our Visit To Land Of Make Believe

Hope, NJ July 2015 We have made another visit to the Land Of Make Believe and Pirate's Cove. This time it was ...
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Our Visit To Tomahawk Lake

Our Visit To Tomahawk Lake

Sparta, NJ June 2014 When my husband was off for a week this June, we wanted to go to a ...
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Mothers Day Flowers Coloring Page

Spring Coloring Pages

Roses Flowers Coloring PagesSun And Moon Coloring Pages

More Coloring Pages

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happy family artNJ Travels

Here you will find all sorts of fun day trips all over New Jersey and surrounding states. You can read about our family’s experiences there and hopefully get out and have fun! Also, be sure to check out our very popular list of FREE OR INEXPENSIVE PLACES FOR FAMILY FUN IN AND AROUND NJ.

happy family artArt Lessons

Take a look at the many art lessons we have. So far there is acrylic, watercolor, how to draw, amazing coloring pages and more!

Art Stuff:

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