Paint Box Grab Bag Challenge week 1

Paint Box Art Studio’s First Grab Bag Challenge!

From Ms. Amy: First off, a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in our very first grab bag challenge! We couldn’t be more pleased with the amount of enthusiasm and support we received for this project, and we can’t wait to continue it…with themes!

There were so many awesome creations made.  From houses with hanging chairs, pools, lofts, and zip lines, to pottery, to bunny houses, to super-hero capes, to aliens and UFO’s, to a mini bowl and goldfish, I mean wow.  Can it even get any better than this?  Not sure, but let’s keep it goin’ anyway!

Hope you all enjoy the photos and videos we received of everyone’s completed projects, as well as Darwin’s process video!  Take a look at some pics, and make sure you get to the bottom to see who our first Grab Bag Challenge WINNER is (winner receives a free bag for this week and will be featured in the week’s process video for inspiration)!

From Jaimee: Thanks so much to everyone for participating; it really does keep us all connected and it means so much. I can’t help myself – I must comment on all of the participants below! To any of our participants from last week who still want to send pics over.. we can’t wait to see them! We will put them up when they are ready!!

Gallery of awesomeness : Grab bags week 1


JB: Great job Billie! This is such a clean little world! So professional. I love the pink and black color story. Tres chic.


JB: Cat – I love the details.. the animals are so totally awesome. Great work!


JB: Mia! I’m obsessed with this purple guy and I really would like to keep him. Please? Great job – I love this photo on a rock. Totally looks like another planet!


Darwin – You rock!! I have three words for you .. Kitty Dance Party!! We can’t wait to see what you do next week!

For Anyone who wasn’t aware.. Darwin was kind enough to be our bag tester for this new Paint Box Challenge. We are so proud of her and she really stepped up and made a fantastic video for you all!


Amazing job Supriya!! Way to go big and use your cardboard from home. I love the 3 story effect. We can’t wait to see what you do this week!


Sadie – you thought so out of the box!! I’m so impressed. I love your doll, your use of the bag and I love your doll sounds. Cutie!!

India: “Queen Kitty”

India – you are so fab. Of course, you chose a kitty theme. I love the lights and the mood of this house for Queen Kitty!!!


Olivia! I hope you get your hammock bed and floating chair for your room. I love your details. You are so creative. I love how you used the bottle in the backyard. Awesome work.


Lila – this project is so great. I am so impressed. It’s so fancy you can keep it forever. I love the details and that surprise room in the attic is so amazing. I want to live in there!


Emmy – You are the youngest participant and you did an amazing job. I love the details.. the lights in your room are so cool! Your video is so good.. I can’t believe how grown up you are making your own awesome house tour video!!

And the winner is………….. BRIA JONES!  The details are just unreal.  Waterfall, sandbox, a zipline, a poolside lounge, a picnic area complete with mini foods… and that’s just a start.  I definitely want to go to your pool party, Bria! Congratulations! You’ve won a free bag for next week and get to be our inspiration process video that we will post on Thursday!  Woo Hoo!!

Bria – what can we say… I cannot believe the details here. And, I love how your incorporated your favorite activity (swimming) into this project. It’s a hard time for everyone not being able to do their favorite activities and you are reminding us to keep the love alive for our favorite things. xxoo

Thank you SO much, again and again, for taking part in our challenge.  Can’t wait for the next!

NEXT WEEK’S GRAB BAG THEME: All about dolls!  Each bag will come with a pattern for a paper doll.  Everything you do with it will be up to you!  And, we challenge you to use ONLY what is in your bag this week.  Outfits, accessories, hair, hats, glasses, makeup, roller skates?  Anything

Check back to the blog later today and for the rest of the week for some new art and sew lessons to keep you all occupied.

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