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Decorate a Pumpkin in 2 Steps! | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

October has just begun, and Halloween is right around the corner! My favorite holiday will soon be here, and I’m hosting a brunch this Sunday in preparation of the big day. These adorable ‘2 step’ pumpkins are the perfect table decoration for any party or event that you plan on having during the next four weeks.Materials you will…See More
Oct 2
Ashley Lucas commented on Ashley Lucas's blog post Magical Pumpkin Wands | Time to Create with Lady Lucas
"Moms, hope you enjoyed this cute craft! Please comment below if there's another Halloween craft you'd love to see for my October post ;) Any ideas welcome!"
Sep 29
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Magical Pumpkin Wands | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

I know it’s September, but I’m already thinking about Halloween non-stop! It’s never too early to start putting out some harvest pumpkin decorations in the fall, so here’s a craft that is sure to please as a centerpiece on your table, party favor for kids or even as a colorful gift!Materials you will need:Foam or cardboard pumpkin cut-outsPermanent markersColorful paper strawsStrong craft glue or hot glueRibbons, Halloween findingsBlush or red marker {optional} *Paper straws are readily…See More
Sep 29
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Shark Puppets | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Maybe it’s the constant news about Sharknado on TV every day…. or the many documentaries airing on cable channels this summer. Whatever it is, sharks are so big right now! Sharks are a great theme for birthday parties and play dates, and these puppets are the perfect, easy craft for a lazy summer day.Materials you will need:Plastic hair clipsPermanent markersCraft glueGoogly eyesMulti Surface Paints {such as Satin Surface Paints by DecoArt}Paintbrushes*Hair clips can be found at any drugstore…See More
Sep 11
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Magical Pumpkin Wands | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

I know it’s September, but I’m already thinking about Halloween non-stop! It’s never too early to start putting out some harvest pumpkin decorations in the fall, so here’s a craft that is sure to please as a centerpiece on your table, party favor for kids or even as a colorful gift!Materials you will need:Foam or cardboard pumpkin cut-outsPermanent markersColorful paper strawsStrong craft glue or hot glueRibbons, Halloween findingsBlush or red marker {optional} *Paper straws are readily…See More
Sep 4
Ashley Lucas posted a status
"Any requests for a particular craft this month? I'll be working on one tomorrow for JCFamilies. Is it too early for Halloween ;) ?"
Sep 2
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Shark Puppets | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Maybe it’s the constant news about Sharknado on TV every day…. or the many documentaries airing on cable channels this summer. Whatever it is, sharks are so big right now! Sharks are a great theme for birthday parties and play dates, and these puppets are the perfect, easy craft for a lazy summer day.Materials you will need:Plastic hair clipsPermanent markersCraft glueGoogly eyesMulti Surface Paints {such as Satin Surface Paints by DecoArt}Paintbrushes*Hair clips can be found at any drugstore…See More
Aug 8
Ashley Lucas commented on Ashley Lucas's blog post Pet Seashells | Time to Create with Lady Lucas
"Hey moms! If you enjoyed this craft please leave a little comment here to share your experience making 'seashell pets' with your children! "
Jul 8
Ashley Lucas posted a blog post

Pet Seashells | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Here’s an adorable and easy craft you can make with the kids this summer! This is a fun take on the traditional ‘pet rock’ and can easily be made with seashells found from your next beach vacation.In addition to these cute seashell pets, you can make great pebble pets with rounded stones found on a walk by the beach.Materials you will need:Seashells {or rounded beach stones}Permanent markersCraft glueGoogly eyesYarnGlitter glue or paintSmall paintbrushScissors for yarn*I hunt for shells on…See More
Jul 8
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Daddy & Me Craft | Sea Life Mobile | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

 Father’s Day is less than a month away {June 15, 2014} and this craft is especially great for dads looking to do something artistic with their kids. This sea life mobile can be made easily with a regular clothes hanger, some scraps of paper and string. The other fun component to this mobile, is that summer is right around the corner, and this craft can really add a little color ito your home as we all get excited for some warmer weather! Materials you will need: A clothes hangerString or…See More
May 27
Ashley Lucas's blog post was featured

Visit a Garden this Summer!

I grew up in Pennsylvania with lots of land, play space and gardens around me always.. that's why I definitely miss all of the above while living the apartment lifestyle in Jersey City. Gardens are a great way to spark creativity in children. The colors, the animals, the birds... the space to just 'be' are all very…See More
May 27
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"An early Happy Mother's Day to all the JCFamilies Moms! Hope you all have a lovely weekend ;)"
May 9
Ashley Lucas commented on Ashley Lucas's blog post Cupcake Liner Cards for Mom | Time to Create with Lady Lucas
" Aren't these cute? Creations from my art class at three little birds Mondays at 5pm. Cupcake Liner art for any age! "
May 1
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Cupcake Liner Cards for Mom | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Mother’s Day is around the corner {May 11, 2014} and these cards make the perfect sentimental statement using a very simple item that can be found in most kitchen cupboards. After making cupcake liner art with my students this month, I realized they enjoyed it so much, it might make a great Mother’s Day craft for May!This craft is great for very young children and…See More
Apr 30
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DIY Egg Tree | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

When I was growing up, my parents would construct Easter egg trees with actual branches found from their backyard, but city dwellers have to get a little more creative this time of year, since almost no one I know has access to a yard! I bought a bouquet of twigs at my local deli/produce stand and they work…See More
Mar 21
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Lucky Leprechaun Craft | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

St. Patrick’s Day is a magical holiday for young and old because of the tiny leprechauns you start to see this time of year! These cute little decorations will be the perfect addition to your spring decorating this March. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17th, so don’t forget to celebrate this fun day of green with…See More
Feb 28

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I'm a girl who loves arts & crafts more than anything else, and I teach both to children Jersey City & Hoboken! You can find more out about me and my business Lady Lucas at www.ladylucas.com. ;)

About Ashley

Hi Everyone! 

I'm very happy to be contributing to the JCFamilies blog, as well as offering classes in Newport on Tuesdays!  A little bit about me... I'm a professional illustrator and published children's author who has been teaching art to children since my college days at NYU. I specialize in crafting for children aged 3-9 years old, and love encouraging children to enjoy and have fun with art. I have an arts business in Jersey City called, "Lady Lucas", and offer adorable gifts, books and artwork to families in the Jersey City area. You can check it out online here: www.ladylucas.com. Also, if you're interested in seeing my portfolio please visit: www.ashleylucas.com.

Hope to meet you soon! ;) ~Ashley

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Decorate a Pumpkin in 2 Steps! | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

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October has just begun, and Halloween is right around the corner! My favorite holiday will soon be here, and I’m hosting a brunch this Sunday in preparation of the big day. These adorable ‘2 step’ pumpkins are the perfect table decoration for any party or event that you plan on having during the next four weeks.…

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Magical Pumpkin Wands | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Posted on September 4, 2014 at 11:32am 1 Comment

I know it’s September, but I’m already thinking about Halloween non-stop! It’s never too early to start putting out some harvest pumpkin decorations in the fall, so here’s a craft that is sure to please as a centerpiece on your table, party favor for kids or even as a colorful gift!…

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Shark Puppets | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Posted on August 8, 2014 at 9:50am 0 Comments

Maybe it’s the constant news about Sharknado on TV every day…. or the many documentaries airing on cable channels this summer. Whatever it is, sharks are so big right now! Sharks are a great theme for birthday parties and play dates, and these puppets are the perfect, easy craft for a lazy summer day.

Materials you will…

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Pet Seashells | Time to Create with Lady Lucas

Posted on July 8, 2014 at 12:56pm 1 Comment

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Here’s an adorable and easy craft you can make with the kids this summer! This is a fun take on the traditional ‘pet rock’ and can easily be made with seashells found from your next beach vacation.

In addition to these cute seashell pets, you can make great pebble pets with rounded stones…

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