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"Adventures in Art" is the seventh episode of Blue's Clues from the first season.


Blue and Steve are ready to begin painting. We play Blue's Clues to figure out what else Blue would want to paint in her picture. Along the way we label and mix colors, construct a boat out of shapes with the Felt Friends, and visit an art museum where we sequence a set of pictures on display.


  • Question: What else does Blue want to paint in her picture?
  • Clues:
    • 1. A Door
    • 2. A Window
    • 3. A Roof
  • Answer to Blue's Clues: A house
  • Wrong Answer: A car
  • Living room picture: An art museum (Skidoo location)
  • Felt frame picture: Freddy & Fifi building a sailboat (Skidoo location)


Today, Steve and Blue explore art in many forms. Steve and Blue enjoy painting and Steve has painted a picture of Blue, and Blue's painted a nice outdoor scene but wants to add something to it, so we play Blue's Clues to find out what it is. Steve finds the first clue on a door and draws it in his notebook. Later, we help her out with painting her wagon when she finds that she does not have the colors that she wants. We, along with paint drops, help her out by showing that mixing two colors can make a new color, then we watch the blue paint drop dance with other paint drops to paint the rest of the wagon. We also help out a color of felt friends to use shapes to make a bigger sailboat. Steve finds the second clue on a window and draws it in his notebook.

In the Mailtime segment, Mailbox tells Steve there is a paw-print on the window and Steve explains that it is one of Blue's Clues. In the letter, a group of kids makes things out of clay. One of them crafts a piece of clay with eyes, arms, and more and makes it into a snowman. Later, they skidoo into a picture of an art museum, where we learn that pictures can tell a story. Unfortunately, the story that the pictures represent is not in the right order, so we use logic to get all the pictures back in the right place. Soon after, Steve finds the third clue on the roof. He draws it in the notebook and Skidoos back home to put all three clues together.

The clues were a door, a window, and a roof. Steve thought it was a car. A car does have a roof, a door, and a window (although not in these specific forms), but the answer to Blue's Clues was a house. After figuring out Blue's Clues, they return to their paintings. While Blue adds the house to her picture, the paint drops help color it in, the felt friends float by in their sailboat, and the chick from the museum pictures pops out from the window. Steve sings the So Long Song, and the episode ends.




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  • This is from Blue's Clues VHS Recording Tape.
  • White, Pink, Blue, Green, Light Blue, Purple Paint Drops, Magenta, Mailbox and Sidetable Drawer do not appear at the end of the episode because they were very busy.
  • During the wagon segment, the Blue paint drop was the only one with no lines. This is due to him waltzing with the other paint drops.
  • In 1998 they’ve made A Coloring Book Version Inspired By The Episode
  • Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper now appear during the Blue's Clues Theme Song, they continued to be in the chorus until "Blue Wants to Play a Song Game".
  • This is the first time they used the usual No It's a clue line provided by Kathryn Avery, who was Tickety's original voice actress.
  • This is Morgan Jean's last episode as one of Steve's Friends.
  • Steve painted a picture of Blue that would later appear on the cover of "Arts and Crafts" and among the blue items in "Blue Wants to Play a Game".
  • The topic of art is focused on again in "Art Appreciation".
  • Blue Skidooed twice in this episode. The first time she did it was in the felt frame and the second time she did it was in the picture frame.
  • This is the first time where all three versions of the bass tune for drawing clues are used together in one episode.
  • When Mailbox delivered the letter, he said that he notices the Paw print on the window. When Steve told him it was the second clue, Mailbox stated that the window was lucky.
  • This episode was the first of two episodes to be released (officially) on home video. This and What Does Blue Want to Make? were released as regular episodes on the video "Arts and Crafts" and as bonus episodes on the DVD "Shapes and Colors!".
  • The set of paintings with Magenta painting the barn is in the wrong order when Steve approaches, but in the wrong order in the close view. (Special thanks to "The Ways of the Blue Dog" for more info.)
  • Aleisha Allen (Sidetable Drawer's voice actress for this series) is seen as herself in the video letter segment.
  • The music for Blue Skidoo We Can Too is different.
  • This is the first episode of released on DVD.
  • The puppy who paints a picture from the Skidoo segment appears to be Magenta.
  • When Steve tells the viewers "Alright, now let's go look for more Blue's Clues" after making a wagon, a re-shot of him with the third version of his early-mid season 1 hair from Pretend Time-Blue Wants to Play a Song Game OPT is used, his slightly current deep calm voice introduced in the Pretend Time is also heard as this part was filmed in production of the episode.
  • The snowman the kids made from the letter appears among the sculptures in the art museum. The only difference was that the color of the sculpture was puce instead of purple.
    • Snail was hiding behind that sculpture in her third appearance when Blue and Steve Skidooed back to the living room.
  • This marks the first time Steve does not give a silly answer (just a wrong one).
    • Technically, a car does have doors, windows, and a roof, but not in these specific forms.
      • The roof is a triangle, which makes no sense; it has a round, square roof. The door is also wrong; it uses car doors. The windows are correct, though.
  • This is the first episode to have the "Blue Skidoo" music played with a skidoo location background instrument (in this location's case, a violin) when Steve and Blue Skidoo back (all previous episodes have the exact same music as when they skidooed into the location).
  • Blue's barking is re-recorded for the Mailtime song. It is because of her voice pitch is like Steve's voice pitch.
  • In the credits, the animations become closer, most likely due to being shorter.
  • This episode features a mainly Noggin leaf logo.
  • The picture on the call reminder said "Call Magenta".
  • When Blue was painting a house, and when the Felt Friends, the Chick, and the Paint Drops came to see the house she painted, the extended version of the beginning part of The So Long Song was heard, and it played all the way up to the episode's closing credit sequence.
  • When Blue painted the water droplet, she was just going to put paint all over the paper, and not make a picture.
  • This episode was featured in VHS Recording Tape.
  • The Magenta on the screen door was the same size as the barn painted by Magenta in "Blue Wants to Help Fix the Barn".
  • In the clip for the episode on VHS Recording Tape, the "Call Magenta" picture on the call reminder was not seen on it, and there was a different blue frame and brown sketch that were drawn.
  • The clip for the episode on VHS Recording Tape is the extended version of the episode.
  • This is the second of four episodes where Blue and Steve use the barn.
  • This episode is one of two episodes where Blue does not Skidoo; the others are "Pretend Time" and Blue Wants to Play a Song Game".
  • In the Shockwave game based on the episode, the colors of the wagon cannot be yellow nor white.
  • There are a few colors that go with other colors in the Shockwave game:
    • Blue goes with red and yellow.
    • Red goes with blue, white, and yellow.
    • White goes with just red.
    • Yellow goes with blue and red.
  • Black is the color that stays on just the right side of the palette.
  • The only colors that are on the left side of the palette are blue for blue, red, and yellow on the right, red for blue, red, white, and yellow on the right, white for red and white on the right, and yellow for blue, red, and yellow on the right.


  • When Steve wipes the pawprint off, his paint coat gets cut off on the bottom right corner.
    • Steve's head also gets caught when he leaves the Felt Freinds.
  • After Steve "Okay, let's paint the handle next." the screen twitches at the top.


  • Mailbox: Mail's here. Hey, Steve, Did you there was a pawprint your window.
  • Steve: Yeah, It's one of Blue's Clues.
  • Mailbox: Wow! Lucky Window. Got a letter for you.
  • Steve: Ooh. (getting the letter out of your mailbox) Thank You.
  • Mailbox: You're welcome.
Blue's Clues Season 1
Snack Time | What Time Is It for Blue? | Mailbox's Birthday | Blue's Story Time | What Does Blue Need? | Blue's Favorite Song | Adventures in Art | Blue Goes to the Beach | Pretend Time | A Snowy Day | The Trying Game | Blue Wants to Play a Game | The Grow Show | Blue Wants to Play a Song Game | What Does Blue Want to Make? | What Story Does Blue Want to Play? | Tickety's Favorite Nursery Rhyme | What Is Blue Afraid Of? | Magenta Comes Over | Blue's News