Mermaids` Makings

Category Archives: painting

Galo de Barcelos- Rooster of Barcelos

I have always wondered why this beautiful colourful rooster is one of the symbols of Portugal.  Whilst looking for recipes for Around The World in 12 Dishes I thought to … Continue reading

May 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Owl paintings

There is no such thing as too many owls, is there :) We have owls in every bedroom, in the bathroom, in the living room and even in the kitchen. … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Masking Tape Birch Trees

Lil Mermaid had some friends over and they had fun painting some birch trees. Well they didn`t really have to paint them, because they used masking tape. All they did was rip some different … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mascarpone Cheese Pot into a Paint Palette

Just wanted to show you what we use for a paint palette. It`s a mascarpone cheese pot. We squeeze some paint onto the lid and after we have finished painting … Continue reading

April 14, 2012 · Leave a comment


A few years ago my mum gave me some tulip bulbs and the pretty  flowers greet us every spring. So today my daughter made a cute watercolour picture of them. … Continue reading

April 12, 2012 · 5 Comments

Easter Art & Story by Lil Mermaid

“I got two sleeping chicks because they were tired out of pushing the presents to make a big tower. And there were three awake chicks. And they were pulling presents. … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Just painting

Reading loads of childrens´ arts and crafts posts daily I sometimes feel that it`s a kind of a race- who comes up with the coolest idea :) So.. today we … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · Leave a comment


There have been lots of posts lately about painting rainbows with a sponge. I planned to do the same but we had no spare sponges in the house. So I … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

Cabbage Leaf Prints

We made some cabbage prints.. just like last year. I cut out a tree shape from a savoy cabbage leaf and we printed away! And whilst I was busy painting … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

We Built A Sandcastle!

We started by painting the background using a little piece of cardboard. Then we made some sponge prints on a piece of white card, sprinkled over with some real sand. … Continue reading

June 30, 2011 · 1 Comment

Daisies For Grandma

Grandma brought some daisies from her garden for Annabel’s birthday, so Annabel wanted to do a picture of them that she could send to grandma. (Pencil, watercolour) *** Linked to … Continue reading

June 14, 2011 · 3 Comments



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