Showing posts with label Spring art Project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spring art Project. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter chick!

What you will need

  • Card stock
  • Scissors
  • Marker
  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Stencil
  1. Using stencil draw 3 adjacent eggs on the card stock. Cut them using scissors and make sure that they stay attached to each other.
  2. For chicken's face, draw eyes using marker. Cut and stick construction paper for beak.
  3. Using scissors cut zig-zag on both outside eggs for cracking impression as shown in picture.
Thanks for visiting:) Have a colorful day! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Quilling/paper filigree - Fun and creative craft project!!

Featured in Times-Republican!

Spring has sprung. The beauty of fresh blossoms, fluttering butterflies, colorful birds, hopping bunnies and dandelions is a delight to eyes after such a long winter. This month’s project is Quilling. It is such a fun, creative and colorful way to capture the nature at its best!

Quilling or paper filigree is a fun paper craft which involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, coiled, spiraled, and glued together to create decorative 3D designs.

What you will need

• Paper Stock
• Construction paper
• Scissors
• Glue, paper plate and Q- tip
• Curling tools – You can buy a kit or do this using hands, chopsticks or manicure stick

1. Pick design or subjects of your interest: flowers, animals, cars, butterflies, vehicles etc.

2. Using scissors cut construction paper 1/4-3/8'' wide. You can also buy precut strips.

3. Glue one tip of the strip and start rolling tightly. Once it’s rolled completely then, let it loosen to desired size and glue its other tip. You'll have to hold it for a while until the glue is dry.

4. Pour some glue into a paper plate. Using Q-tip glue the quill and stick it on cardstock.

Enjoy the craft:)

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful and joyful spring!!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Strawberries - Fun art project using Potato stamps!

• Potato
• Knife
• Paper
• Pencil
• Poster paints
• Paint brush

Wash a potato. Cut it in half. Draw a pattern on the cut surface of half potato. You can also draw another pattern on the other half. With a knife cut away any potato that is not part of the pattern. After you do this, the shape you are going to print will be raised from the rest of the potato. Cover the raised part with a light coat of poster paint. Lightly press the potato on a sheet of paper, when the pattern fades, paint the potato again. Finish by making stem n leaves using paintbrush.

Thanks for visiting. Have a berry sweet day!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Blow painting - Fun art project using straw!

• Paints
• Paper
• Straw
• Stencils (optional)
• Paint brush

Squeeze little dabs of flowing colorful kid’s paints or take them out using paintbrush on a piece of paper. If the paints are thick then add some water so they can easily move when blown. Enjoy cool effects by blowing paint using straw.

Thanks for visiting!
Have a funfilled and colorful day. Be awesome today:))


Monday, February 25, 2013

Impression art - Fun art project pressing paints

Project featured in Times-Republican

What you will need

• Paper stock
• Paints ( poster and acrylic)

This project is so easy, so fun and creates magnificent details. The first thing you need to do is figure out in your mind what you will like to create....Flowers, butterflies, birds, trees, dragons.

Fold paper in half. Now, generously pour the colorful dabs of paint on one side of paper using your imagination. Press the other half gently and let the paint make its impressions on other sheet. Open up gently like you are opening a book. Try a mix of both poster and acrylic paints for captivating details. Enjoy the art:)

Be colorful today! Thanks for visiting:))

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Make your own green and non toxic sidewalk paints!

Project featured in Times-Republican

This reuse project is super fun and creative way to get kids involved into practical learning of creating paints from simple household items.

For each color what you will need 
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Paintbrush
  • Small jar with lid
  • Food coloring (approx. 12-14 drops) or add more for desired color
1. In a jar mix together the cornstarch, cold water and food coloring. Place the lid tightly and shake until the contents are uniformly mixed.

2. Use a paintbrush to make fun designs on the sidewalks. To wash the paint off, simply spray the area with water.

A colorful drawing from my 6 year old daughter's notebook where she is trying to capture how her sidewalk painting will look like:)

Happy times!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Reusable fun!

Reuse Idea using scraps of fabric or construction paper!
Before you throw something away think of different ways it can be used or turned into someone else's treasure!!

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!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Bunny Love - Fun and easy Easter crafts!

Enjoy this super fun and easy bunny love art on greetings, book marks, folders, place mats, gift bags:)

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You crack me up - A super fun and colorful Easter craft!

Featured in Times-Republican

Spring is definitely in the air! The warmer longer days, rain, sprouting seeds, colorful blossoms, green grass and chirping birds fill our lives with so much happy feeling. As we transition from winter to summer, spring reminds us of rebirth, renewal of spirit and a fresh colorful start.

This month’s art project is colorful, cheerful and fun to do Easter craft.

What you will need 
  • Card stock
  • Construction paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Scissors
  • Paints
  • Q-tip
  • Wiggly eyes
  • Egg stencil
  • Glue
  • Markers 
  1. Using stencil draw 3 adjacent eggs on the card stock. Cut them using scissors and make sure that they stay attached to each other.
  2. For chicken's face, stick wiggly eyes using glue on the middle egg. Cut and stick construction paper for beak.
  3. Using scissors cut zig-zag on both outside eggs for cracking impression as shown in picture. 
  4. Using marker draw symmetrical zig-zag design on front and back of outer eggs. Dip Q-tip in paints and fill the empty space with polka dots by gently pressing it on paper.
  5. When dry, fold and write a message:))
Wish you all a very happy and colorful spring!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dream catcher - Colorful world of stories!

Being a mother of two lovely daughters is one of the best things ever happened to me in my life. Their colorful and joyful stories, silly grins and giggles, fill my days with so much love and happiness.

I see them cracking silly jokes and laughing till their tummies hurt and wonder why and when in life we grow up and stop living like a child? We get stuck on things and cannot let go, we forget to forgive and start worrying too much. Why does growing up really needs leaving our innocent, beautiful heart and world behind. Even the jokes should make perfect sense:((

Dream Catcher is a joyful artwork from my daughter’s colorful world of stories! I feel blessed that I get to experience through my daughters what I left far behind in the life and even forgot how it felt.... to be a child!

To create your own masterpiece, take mundane materials from your life, run them through your imagination and let your personality shine through your work following these simple steps.

• Choose a design
• Draw pattern with pencil
• Outline with markers
• Fill in with crayons

Revisit your lives through your art work... it's so much fun:)) Thanks for stopping by and have a colorful day!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Spring Blossoms - Fun art project using finger paints!

All you need is 
  • Finger paints
  • Construction paper
  • Card stock
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Art paint brush

Using scissors cut tree trunk from construction paper. Stick it on card stock. Dip index finger in paints and press on to paper for leaves impression. Touch up construction paper using paints.   
For flowers - Dip pipe cleaner in paints, press it on paper for stem. Make petals using art paint brush as shown. (Dip art paint brush in paints and press it on paper) 

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Colorful butterflies - Fun art project using finger paints!

All you need is

  • Finger paints
  • Card stock
  • Pipe cleaner

Dip pipe cleaner in paint and make impressions on paper.
Dip fingers in paints and press on paper for wings.

Thanks for visiting and have a colorful day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Colorful Butterflies - Fun filled art project using foot prints!

All you need is

  • Finger paints
  • Cardstock
  • Markers
  • Paper plate
  • Brush
  • Feet:))
Pour paints in a paper plate. Using brush generously paint one foot using different colors. Press foot down onto paper and make an impression. Using the same technique make an impression of other foot.
Use markers to draw head and antennae. 
Finish with a smile and colorful polka dots on antennae.

Enjoy the silly grins and giggles and have a fun filled day!

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:))

Monday, February 28, 2011

This spring be like a kite!

Featured in Times Republican

The temps are warming up, the days are going longer, the birds are chirping more and the white blanket of snow is giving way to the green grasses. The Branches are going to be colorful with lovely blossoms. It’s a new start, a fresh beginning …the spring is on its way!

To mark the new beginnings, this month’s project is on kites in the sky. I was always fascinated by kites flying high in the sky and it always encouraged me to realize my full potential.

The winds keep calling
Come soar up high
Know no fear
Go touch the sky!

Kites are colorful, fun and full of joy and so is the project with so many possibilities.

What you will need
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Acrylic paints (or any other medium)
  • Paint brush.
Sketch flying kites on a paper. Paint the sky blue. Fill the kites with your choice of vibrating colors. Touch up the sky with the brush using leftover paints from kites!!

 Enjoy the colors of life and this spring be like a kite!!