Art Project #24 Wood Burning

We've definitely been slowing down on our 100 Days of Art Challenge but I refuse to give up on it!  This week we did find a few minutes to try out some wood burning.

We had gotten a wood burning tool last year from the boys great aunt and we tried burning some simple shapes into some scrap pieces of wood we had lying around.  The boys were frustrated with the results and almost burned themselves a time or two.  I figured it was not for us.

Then a few weeks ago my mother-in-law sent us a Pin from Pinterest showing us an adorable wooden cutting board that was simply embellished with some wood burning designs.

She had an old cutting board that she wanted decorated and we decided to give it a try.

I am not sure what changed in the last year but the boys did an amazing job!  We had a scrap piece of wood nearby to practice on as it is important to keep your hand steady and moving ad the same speed to get an even burn.

The boys were so focused and they were all so great about paying close attention to the tip.

We drew out our designs in pencil first and then traced over the lines.  Each boy (and myself) did one design on the board. We kept to simple lines and dots; trying to keep it nice and easy.

It came out great!

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 13: Water gun art
Project 14: Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouettes 
Project 16: Painting pet rocks 
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist
Project 18: Water bottle windsock
Project 20: Tin can windsock 
Project 21: Firework glue art
Project 22: Qixel art kit
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 

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  1. What a fun activity. You could do some cool stuff with this!

    1. We have started searching around the web for more ideas.

  2. Super cool and love the way it looks! I've only played around a bit with my husband's old wood burning tool. I might have to use that on a chicken crossing sign I've been meaning to make!

    1. Thank you. I bet it would make a great, rustic, addition to a chicken crossing sign.

  3. Great craft idea for boys! Thanks for sharing on Family Joy Blog Link-up.

    1. Thank you; we're trying to branch out to new crafts this year.

  4. I bought my 11 year old son a wood burning kit for Christmas and he has had fun with it! The cutting board is beautiful. What a great gift idea!

    1. I have started a Pinterest board with ideas for Christmas; they have some real cute ideas for rustic ornaments that I think the boys will really enjoy.

  5. How fun! I may have to try this with my boys when they are a bit older. Your kids did such a great job! It turned out beautiful. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday, and for sharing about the party! I greatly appreciate that. Hope you have a wonderful week :)

  6. This is great and would make some cool gifts too.

    1. We do have some Christmas gift ideas we've been pinning already.

  7. Looks like fun! I wanted to try it but never got the courage to since I didn't want to waste a great piece of wood. I guess we just have to try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is very intimidating at first! I was so afraid we were going to ruin the cutting board...

  8. This is really interesting, and something to keep in mind as a future activity or my kids. I'm sure they would love it. Than you so much for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party this week. Pinned!

  9. Very nice job!! My son did a little bit of woodburning a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Thanks for linking this to the Virtual Fridge!

  10. What a fun idea! These would make nice Christmas gifts that could be personalized, a fun remembrance of the kid's art work :). I'm glad I found your website, you have some fun homeschool ideas my kids will love! Glad you had a chance to stop by Pure Home and Body. Smiles, Susan


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