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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How To Make A Leather Tassel

How To Make a Leather Tassel

I was working on a wrap bracelet when I got a nagging feeling that it needs a tassel, because tassels ...
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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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Spring Crafting

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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Beautiful Spring Spots:

Hiking Stairway to Heaven

Hiking Stairway To Heaven

Vernon, NJ October 2017 I have read one of the articles describing the best places to hike in NJ, and ...
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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 Lakota Wolf Preserve

Our Visit to Lakota Wolf Preserve

Columbia, NJ May, 2017 I have been meaning to visit this place for years. Over the years, I have heard ...
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Our Visit To Leonard J Buck Garden

Our Visit To Leonard J Buck Garden

Far Hills, NJ October 2016 Nestled in the heart of New Jersey is a beautiful little place. Leonard J Buck ...
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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 Rutgers Gardens

Our Visit To Rutgers Gardens

New Brunswick, NJ May 2017 This is yet another amazing place that we have visited for the first time! There ...
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Our Visit To Willowwood Arboretum

Our Visit To Willowwood Arboretum

July 2017 Morristown NJ Recently, I have been noticing that our day trip, adventure going dynamic has changed around here.  ...
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Our Visit To Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve

Our Visit To Bowman Hill Wildflower Preserve

Bucks County, PA April 2016 This has been a long time coming!! I'd drive by that place a few times a ...
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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 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 Duke Farms Somerset County Destinations NJ Free And Inexpensive Places

Our Visit To Duke Farms

Hillsborough Township, NJ Several times a year. We absolutely love Duke Farms, especially now, after the renovations, when you can ...
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New Hope and Lambertville Pennsylvania Destinations Hunterdon County Destinations

Our Visit To New Hope and Lambertville

New Hope, PA and Lambertville, NJ We go there so often, that I just couldn't put a date on it ...
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Our Visit To New Jersey Botanical Garden

New Jersey Botanical Garden

Ringwood, NJ We go there a few times a year! New Jersey Botanical Garden is located in Ringwood, NJ. It ...
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Our Visit To Reeves Reed Arboretum in Summit NJ

Our Visit To Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Summit, NJ June 2017 A friend recommended this place quite a few years back.  She would take her family there ...
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Our Visit To New Jersey State Musuem Mercer County Daytrip Destinations

Our Visit To Grounds For Sculpture

Hamilton, NJ April 2017 Every year I would tell myself that this is the year I would make it to ...
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Mother Bird Baby Birds Coloring Page

 

Spring 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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