Add To Favorites
Follow in the footsteps of Horace Pippin, an African-American painter. He got his start by drawing on doilies with colored pencils that he won in an art contest.
When he was young (in the late 1890s), Horace Pippin won a packet of colored pencils in an art contest. He used them to draw Bible stories and landscape pictures on fabric doilies. But people washed them and his pictures disappeared! Now his paintings hang in famous museums. Find pictures of Pippin’s work to see his artistic style and try your hand at similar art.
Cut out a paper circle the size of the inside of a paper doily with Crayola® Scissors. Use Crayola Erasable Colored Pencils and your imagination to draw and color a typical Horace Pippin painting. He liked to show families living in New York City, flowers, or children playing. Use the eraser to show highlights and patterns in walls and clothing.
Attach the circle to the center of your doily with a Crayola Glue Stick. What a perfect frame! Show your creation to your family and explain the story behind it. Or give it as a gift.
Let's make something!
Explore celebrations across the globe! Capture a celebratory moment of your own by designing a colorful fabric banner!
Add To Favorites
Make a creative and personal gift for Mom or Dad.
Make Dad a garden that rocks!
Do you like to fish? Make a 3-D triarama of your favorite fishing spot.
Celebrate human diversity! Children think about the freedoms they enjoy, and remember the work of civil rights leaders s
Get inspired by the sweet-smelling scents and rich colors of Crayola® Power Lines Washable Markers with Scents and write
Make a unique textural collage for someone special.
Update the handprint! Don’t just trace a hand; create a modern handprint design for Mom or Dad to hang on the wall.