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CONCENTRIC CIRCLE SALT ORNAMENTS

ALL YOU NEED IS SALT. FLOUR. WATER. PAINT. THAT’S IT! 

1. COMBINE THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL 

  • ½ CUP SALT 
  • ½ CUP WATER 
  • 1 CUP FLOUR 

2. KNEAD THEM INTO A BALL AND ROLL THEM OUT ABOUT ¼ INCH THICK ON A FLOURED SURFACE 

3. CUT CIRCLE SHAPES WITH JAR LIDS

4. USE A TOOTHPICK TO MAKE  A HOLE IN THE TOP IF YOU WANT TO HANG THE FINISHED PRODUCT

5. TRANSFER THEM TO A COOKIE SHEET WITH ALUMINUM FOIL

6. BAKE AT 250 DEGREES FOR 2 HOURS 

7. SAND OFF CHEWY EDGES

8. NOW IT’S PAINTING TIME! 

THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO LEARN MIXING COLORS- SO MIX AWAY!

THIS ACTIVITY WILL HELP YOU EXPLORE COLOR RELATIONSHIPS.

( PRO TIP: USE A HAIR DRYER TO SPEED UP DRYING TIMES) 

HANG THEM UP WITH WIRE, THREAD, OR FLOSS.

THESE WERE INSPIRED BY WASSILY KANDINSKY’S CIRCLES  CAN YOU TELL? 

ONE THING WE CAN LEARN FROM KANDINSKY IS THAT THE CIRCLES DONT NEED TO BE PERFECT!

HANG THESE UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR FOR EVERYDAY. SHARE YOUR CREATIONS WITH US ON FACEBOOK HERE

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Caturday… err… Saturday 

Want to make some “poms?”  That’s the name I’ve coined for cute creatures made out of homemade pom poms. All you really need is yarn.

Some other optional supplies are thread, bobby pins for legs, felt for ears, and I made the eyes/nose out of dabs of dried paint that I put on butcher paper. I added some detail to the eyes once the black paint was dry but! goggly eyes are always a good option. My pom was modeled after my good friends beloved cat, Pumpkin. But! You can take this anywhere. 

First you make poms poms. I used this tutorial. Then I wrapped the bobby pins in thread that I dipped in Elmers.  The rest is pretty self explanatory. I attached everything by sewing to the pom pom but glue works too! POMS AWAY!

HOW TO MAKE A LEAF PRINT

STEP 1 : COLLECT LEAVES 

STEP 2: COLLECT SUPPLIES 

  • PAPER OR CLOTH 
  • PAINT 
  • BRUSHES 
  • ROLLING PIN 
  • PAPER 

STEP 3: PAINT LEAF 

STEP FOUR: LAY LEAF FLAT ON SURFACE 

STEP FIVE: COVER WITH PAPER AND ROLL WITH ROLLING PIN 

STEP SIX - REVEAL PRINT!

STEP SEVEN- TAKE IT FURTHER!

PRINT ON FABRIC AND MAKE… 

  • SHIRTS 
  • TOTE BAGS
  • TABLE CLOTHS
  • NAPKINS 
  • PILLOWS
  • APRONS 

TIPS 

  • ITS HELPS TO IRON THE FABRIC FLAT
  • TAPE LOOSE FABRIC DOWN SO IT DOESN’T SHIFT AND MAKE A FUZZY PRINT

WE USED THE FABRIC TO MAKE THIS FALL PILLOW. WHAT DID YOU MAKE? SHARE WHAT YOU MADE ON OUR FACEBOOK

RANDOM ACTS OF ART

FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WE’RE SPREADING AS MUCH CHEER THROUGH ART AS WE CAN. TODAYS RANDOM ART ACT WAS PLANTING SOME PAINTED ROCKS IN OUR NEIGHBORS YARD. HOPE THEY ENJOY THESE GUYS.

SO GRAB SOME ROCKS, PAINT THEM, SHARPIE THEM….DO YOUR THING AND SPREAD HAPPINESS WITH YOUR SKILLS….IF YOU’RE FEELING INSPIRED SHARE YOURS ON OUR FACEBOOK HERE.

MAKE AN ABOMINABLE PINE CONE

STEP 1- GATHER SUPPLIES

  • PINE CONE
  • WHITE PAINT
  • BRUSH
  • FOAM PAPER OR POSTER BOARD
  • BLACK MARKER
  • STRING
  • GLUE
  • GOOGLY EYES (OR DRAW YOUR OWN)

STEP 2: PAINT PINE CONE WHITE

STEP 3 : CUT A FACE, 2 LEGS, 2 ARMS. ADD AS MUCH OR AS LITTLE DETAIL AS YOU WANT. WE MADE 12 CLAWS

STEP 4: GLUE CLAWS TO THE LEGS AND ARMS

STEP 5: GLUE EYES TO FACE

STEP 6: DRAW MOUTH AND PAW PADS

STEP 7: NOW GLUE ALL YOUR PIECES TO THE PINE CONE (REGULAR GLUE WORKS WITH PATIENCE, HOT GLUE WITH PARENTAL SUPERVISION… OR JUST LET MOM HANDLE THIS PART) 

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MAKE YOUR OWN SILLY GLASSES

SUPPLIES:

  • PAPER
  • MARKERS (PAINT IF YOU PLEASE)
  • TAPE
  • SCISSORS
  • HOLE PUNCH

TRACE AROUND HALF YOUR GLASSES FRAME. THEN CUT ABOUT 1/8 INCH INSIDE OF THIS LINE.

HOLE PUNCH THE CENTER SO YOU CAN SEE

DRAW THE GOOFIEST EYES YOU CAN IMAGINE

ATTACH THEM TO YOUR GLASSES  (OR SUNGLASSES) WITH SMALL PIECES OF TAPE

NOW MAKE EVERYONE TRY THEM ON.  SHARE YOUR CRAZY EYE PICS WITH US HERE!!!

3D HAND ACTIVITY

STEP ONE: GATHER SUPPLIES 

  • PENCIL 
  • SHEET OF CARD STOCK OR PAPER
  • FAVORITE COLORED MAKERS OR PENCILS

STEP TWO: LIGHTLY TRACE YOUR HAND ON THE SHEET OF PAPER 

STEP 3: BEGIN DRAWING HORIZONTAL LINES ON YOUR PAGE 

… UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR HAND OUTLINE THEN MAKE CURVED LINE

THE “HILL" BEGINS AT ONE END OF THE OUTLINE AND ENDS ON THE NEXT PART OF THE OUTLINE YOU ENCOUNTER. CONNECT THE CURVED LINES WITH STRAIGHT LINES (IN THE AREAS IN BETWEEN YOUR HAND OUTLINE). I LIKE TO IMAGE THE LINE AS THE PATH AN ANT WOULD WALK IN IF IT WERE CRAWLING OVER YOUR HAND.  

KEEP GOING… 

UNTIL YOUR FINISHED!

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