Make every day a celebration!
Below, explore projects that use materials from the kits as well as supplies you may have around the house. Share the projects you make by tagging @akronartmuseum on social media.
Projects from our previous Creativity Care Kits
Make Playful Friends. Animals, aliens, and anything else you can imagine.
Try This? Choose construction paper as a background. Glue cut shapes onto the background to create abstract figures. Use a marker to add personality. Focus on gesture instead of realism.
Play with texture and form.
Try This? Pick a piece of construction paper as the background. Cut strips from a contrasting piece of paper. Play with how you can change those strips. Fold them. Crumple them. Use a stapler, tape, or glue to put your sculpture together.
Make art that moves in the wind
Try This? Cut a square from a piece of paper. Decorate with tissue paper and contact paper. Cut diagonal slits. Fold in the corners and affix with a brad. Put the brad through a straw.
Suncatchers enliven windows
Try This? Use paint or ink to paint the plastic film in the kit. You can use the pom poms to give your painting a soft appearance. Let the paint dry completely before taping to a window.
Printmaking with materials at hand
Try This? Use acrylic or tempera paint. Apply colors to a piece of bubble wrap. Place a clean sheet of paper atop the wet wrap. With a clean hand, gentle press down on the paper. Peel the paper off the bubble wrap.
Try This? Cut shapes out the plastic folders. Use a brad to connect pieces. You can add corks or cardboard to serve as the base.
Art that tells a story
Try This? These puppets are made from the plastic folders, with the brads as the affixer. The Tyvek bag can be used to make a sock puppet. The popsicle sticks and paper make great stick puppets.
Crowns for All
Try This? Start by cutting a strip of paper about 3 inches wide. This will be the base for your crown. Add various materials, like raffia, cut paper, or paper straw beads. Have a friend staple the crown together, ensuring it’s not too tight or too loose.