Category: Crafts

Try This: Pipecleaner Prints

Pipecleaners can make an interesting repeat geometric pattern for prints. What You Need: paper, cardboard, pipecleaners, and ink Try this?

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Try This: Kintsukuroi

Repairs can be beautiful if you try this Japanese traditional craft.

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Try This: Lanterns

Decorative arts, unlike sculptures, are meant to be useful and beautiful. These lantern projects are a perfect way to keep your creative output close by.

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Try This: Abstract Sculptures

Challenge yourself to turn regular household materials into a sculpture. Make something you find beautiful. What do you need? Pick just one media, like a plastic folder. Try this? Use your imagination to manipulate it to create a 3-D form. Or, put together only two forms, like paper straws and pipe cleaners. As you work, think about how your sculpture looks from all angles. Pick up your sculpture so you look at the forms from a different angle.

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Try This: Bathtub Snow Graffiti

By Amanda Crowe, Assistant Educator Follow-up to “Winter Wonderland” Playdate, Thursday, February 6, 2014 When ice storms block your children from going outside, you can still give them the opportunity to be spontaneous and creative with nature by bringing the outside in. Snow.  One of the most elemental, memorable art mediums from your childhood.  Recreate those memories for your little ones by making your bathtub the canvas!  With easy clean up and minimal effort, your child can be the bathtub graffiti artist of your household.

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Bathtub Graffiti

Try This: Potato Prints

Potato Prints are easy to make at home.

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Try This: Geometric Relief Prints

Explore pattern with this easy print project. What You Need Hot glue, cardboard, ink, paper Try this?

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Try This: Easy Monoprints

Monoprints are simple prints where you paint on the surface. What You Need a plastic folder or baking sheet, ink, a q-tip, and paper Try this?

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gold colored monoprint on paper next to monoprint plate

Try This: Hot Glue Relief Prints

Printmaking at home just requires a little ingenuity. Here is an easy printmaking project. What You Need cardboard, ink, paper, hot glue Try this? Work slowly so you don’t burn yourself.

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relief print of whale from hot glue and plate

Try This: Shadow Puppet Theater

Light and shadow turn paper into magic What You Need Paper glue, scissors, and a box Try This?

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