Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Spring blossoms pencil toppers - A super fun and creative reuse idea!

For this reuse project all you need is
  • Pencil
  • Play-doh bottle
  • Coffee filter
  • Markers or crayons
  • Scraps of construction paper
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Tape
  • Scissors
Using Scissors cut construction paper and tape it on Play-Doh bottle to cover the label. You can also stick colorful small torn pieces of construction paper using glue for mosaic like art.

Take a coffee filter. Using markers or crayons make colorful art on it. When done poke a hole on the center, insert pencil and tape the filter to the pencil end. You can also use a paper napkin or paper towel instead of coffee filter. Just cut  in round shape using scissors.

Roll pipe cleaner on pencil.

Fill scarps of construction paper in the play-doh bottles and stick a pencil in it.

A very special thanks to Lori Sims Gardea for supporting colormehappy with wonderful reuse idea and supplies!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Splatter painting - Super fun and creative art project using toothbrush!

Featured in Times-Republican

Next time you are about to toss that used toothbrush in trash, just look at it and smile and say, not yet :) because this project is nothing else but so much fun for all ages, seasons and celebrations.

It's called splatter painting.

All you need is

• Tooth brush
• Paints
• Paper stock
• Stencils

1. Place stencils on the paper.

2. Rinse toothbrush in water and pat dry using paper towel.

3. Pour drops of colorful paints in a paper plate.

4. Smudge the tooth brush in paints, making sure all top bristles have enough paint but they are not over loaded, if required have another sheet available to shed extra paint.

5. Gently brush the bristles with thumb and let the colorful drops of paint form speckles all over the desired area.

6. When you are done, gently remove the stencils and cherish your beautiful creation:)

Enjoy the art:) Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!