Saturday, January 21, 2012

My sweet little world - Fun art project for Valentines Day using Finger paints!

All you need is
  • Finger paints
  • Card stock
  • Markers
  • Brush
  • Paper plate

Pour paints in a paper plate. Using brush generously paint one hand using colors of your choice. Press hand down onto paper and make an impression. Using the same technique make an impression of other hand. Draw hearts and family using markers:))

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day:))

Friday, January 20, 2012

Loving hearts - A simple and fun art project using construction paper!

All you need is
  • Construction paper
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Heart stencil (optional)
Draw a heart on construction paper and cut it using scissors. Cut or hand tear tissue paper into small squares and crush it. Stick the crushed balls of tissue paper on the borders of heart using glue.

Ideas around the project

  1. Write a note, stick a treat, draw a picture and turn it into a sweet greeting card.
  2. Fun book (Cut same size hearts from different colors of construction paper and punch holes on left and tie them together).
  3. Display pictures (Cut same size hearts from different colors of construction paper. Using tape, stick pictures displaying memorable moments. Stick them on wall using tape) 
  4. Party decorations ( Tie jute twines where ever desired in a party and display pictures as done in (3) using small wooden clothespin).
Thanks for visiting and have a loving day!! Love and be Loved:))

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Crafty butterfly - Reuse idea using scraps of paper!

All you need is

  • Scraps of paper (you can use wrapping paper, magazines, art projects etc.)
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Lollipop

  1. Cut 2 papers with different patteren in same size squares.
  2. Starting from corner of square start pleating the paper into an accordion fold or zig zag fold (like you are making a fan) till you reach the opposite corner.
  3. When done folding both papers, tie them together from center using pipe cleaner. Insert a small heart shape lollipop in the pipe cleaner. you can also stick the lollipop on a small heart paper using tape.
Bells are not required but my daughter really wanted a jingly butterfly :)) you can use beads too.
On the other butterfly my daughter wrote with black marker and painted colorful hearts. It looks really good.
Picture coming soon when I will get hold of it. She wants to have her own see...I told her she is just 6 and I can use it for now. She is very particular about her copyrights;))

Thanks for visiting and you have a colorful jingly dingly day:))

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Let love Grow - Fun art project for Valentines!

Featured in Times-Republican

My daughters are getting really creative and have their own colormehappy workshops at home, which is not bad till you will know it includes cutting all important papers (tags, receipts, bills, mails and coupons) and painting all over the kitchen floor.

I told my older daughter the other day that art comes from heart. Do what you feel like, there is nothing like right or wrong...just let go, have no thoughts and create your own masterpiece. One afternoon, I looked at her and the painted and scribbled kitchen floor.....and she says... Mom I am just trying to be creative and have no thoughts. See, I even shared and gave crayons to my little sister so she does not mess up with paints. Will you put this in your blog? Mine too mommy says the younger one......look at the sun and the moon and this and that scribbled all over the floor. Mom, we are doing teamwork!
I smiled and walked out, thinking nothing just happened. I sure should enjoy these few minutes of teamwork till they last;)

For this project all you need is

  • Pencil
  • Card stock
  • Markers
  • Paints
  • Brush
Draw a heart and trunk using pencil. Use heart stencil if needed.
Dip brush in colors of your choice and dab it on the paper (in heart shape) and fill the heart. Fill color in tree trunk and personalize using markers.
You can also fill the heart using markers, crayons, construction paper (mosaic art) or stickers.

Thanks for visiting:)) Have a colorful day!!