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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 The Met Museum

Our Visit To The Met Museum

Summer 2018 NYC This past summer, I was determined to familiarize my youngest with the NJ Transit. Of course that ...
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Negative Space Drawing Coloring Page

Negative Space Drawing

Those of you who know me well might know that on occasion I obsess with teaching negative space. Seriously. It ...
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Simple Girl's Skirt Tutorial

Simple Girl’s Skirt Tutorial

Why would I make a little girl's skirt? Oh, I don't know, maybe I know a 4 year old, and ...
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Our Visit To Washington DC and Chincoteague Island

Our Visit To Washington DC

May 2018 This was quite the trip for our family. It has been a while since we planned something quite ...
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Our Visit To Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Our Visit To Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum

Summer 2018 NYC Living so close to NYC, I am ashamed to say that I have never been to Intrepid ...
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How To Make a Clay Merkitten

How To Make a Clay Merkitten

Is it a kitten? Is it a mermaid? Nope. It is merkitten! My kiddo and I made these adorable merkittens ...
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Hiking The Columbia Trail

Hiking The Columbia Trail

Summer 2018 High Bridge, NJ A friend suggested this hike, and off we went with a group of parents and ...
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Painting with Liquitex Pouring Medium

Painting with Liquitex Pouring Medium

This should really be called Painting With Liquitex Pouring Medium Along With A Large Group Of Great Kids. Or maybe ...
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Our Visit To High Point State Park

Our Visit To High Point State Park

Montague Township, NJ Few Times A Year High Point State Park is yet another beautiful place. I feel like every ...
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Fun Crafty Things

How To Sew An Apron

How To Sew An Apron

Cold weather always makes me want to sew or knit. That is why I had to make a few aprons ...
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handmade holiday ornament ideas

Handmade Holiday Ornament Ideas

One of my favorite things around this time of year is all the cheerful and happy holiday decorations. What's better ...
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Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings

Fun Watercolor Galaxy and Space Paintings

I love playing with watercolors! Not being too careful with how the picture will turn out, but just enjoying the ...
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Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Embroidery Hoop Star Map

Recently, I inherited a lot of embroidery hoops from an elderly neighbor.  It is truly a big pile, so expect ...
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Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

Easy Beaded Christmas Tree Earrings

As the holidays near, I always make a few handmade presents for those friends that celebrate.  The gifts are always ...
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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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Snowman Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Snowman Acrylic Painting Tutorial

Let it Snow Inspired by the first snow of the season, I have been drawing and painting snowmen.  Lots of ...
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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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Printing With Styrofoam

Printing With Styrofoam

Recently I have been coming across different sites with folks doing prints using recycled Styrofoam containers.  I saw a few ...
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Some Of Our Favorite Winter Destinations:

Our Visit To Great Wolf Lodge

Our Visit To Great Wolf Lodge

Scotrun, PA May 2017 I have been looking at Great Wolf Lodge for years while the kids were growing up ...
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Our Visit To Bonkerz Laser Tag

Our Visit To Bonkerz Laser Tag

Princeton, NJ January 2017 Last month we visited Bonkerz Laser Tag in Princeton with a group of friends. The trip was ...
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Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Our Visit To Montclair Art Museum

Montclair, NJ October 2016 I have had the Montclair Art Museum on my list of places to visit for a ...
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Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical Park

Our Visit To The Thomas Edison National Historical Park

West Orange, NJ October 2016 This October we have visited lots of awesome places. The only thing I was short ...
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Our Visit To Adventure Aquarium

Our Visit To Adventure Aquarium

Camden, NJ August 2016 This summer we made a trip down to Camden to visit the Adventure Aquarium. It was ...
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Roller Rinks in NJ

Roller Rinks in NJ

I have to be honest here, I know next to nothing about the rollerskating rinks in NJ.  In fact, I ...
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Our Visit To Liberty Science Center

Our Visit To Liberty Science Center

Jersey City, NJ January 2016 Liberty Science Center has been on my list of places to visit for quite some ...
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Our Visit To Bridgewater Sports Arena

Our Visit To Bridgewater Sports Arena

June 2015 Bridgewater NJ We went to the Bridgewater Sports Arena for a friend's birthday last week.  It wasn't an ...
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Our Visit To Yestercades Middlesex County Destinations

Our Visit To Yestercades

Somerville, NJ January 2017 Like so many other places, this has been on our list of places to visit for ...
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Our Visit To Thomas Edison Memorial Tower in Edison NJ

Our Visit To Thomas Edison Center At Menlo Park

Edison, NJ February 2015 This February we had a chance to visit The Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park.  Personally, I ...
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Our Visit To Princeton University and Princeton Art Museum

Our Visit To Princeton University and Art Museum

Princeton, NJ Frequent Visitors One of my kids has an activity close to Princeton that lasts half  day.  It is ...
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Our Visit To Shawnee Mountain

Our Visit To Shawnee Mountain

East Stroudsburg, PA. January-February 2017 It is here again!! The Mountain Burners Ski and Snowboard Club.  We participated last year, ...
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Our Visit To Morris Museum Morris County Destinations

Our Visit To Morris Museum

Morristown, NJ March 2016 I just realized that I have never written a word about this place, the Morris Museum in ...
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Our Visit To Henry Mercer Museum Pennsylvania Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Mercer Museum

Doylestown, PA November 2016 This spring the kids and I took a trip to the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA ...
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Our Visit To Museum of Natural History New York Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Museum Of Natural History

NYC March 2012 We made it out to the city to go and see the Museum of Natural History. The ...
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Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum Union County Destinations

Our Visit To Liberty Hall Museum

Kean University, New Jersey September 2015 "Built in 1772, on the eve of the American Revolution, Liberty Hall has been ...
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Our Visit to IPlay America

Freehold, NJ May 2014 We don't usually do large birthday parties.  Instead the kids get to pick a trip to ...
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Our Visit To The NJ State Museum 2014

Our Visit To New Jersey State Museum

Trenton, NJ October 2016 This summer was our very first time that we made it to the New Jersey State ...
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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:

Art by Mariya Kovalyov Art by Mariya KovalyovArt by Mariya Kovalyov