Sometimes you need to change up how you do things. Painting without a brush can be a great way to stretch your creativity.
Glass isn’t easy to make at home, but you can mimic the translucent qualities of glass using plastic and paint. These suncatchers are easy and fun.
Monoprints are simple. You add color to a flat surface, and then apply that surface to the paper. Unlike other prints, you can only print the ‘plate’ once or twice. Bubblewrap as the plate adds another layer of texture to your print.
Simple materials like paper and pom poms turn into faces with a little ingenuity.
Bags and large envelopes make great puppets. What You Need bags, envelopes, colored paper, pompoms, buttons, scissors, glue Try This?
What You Need corks, buttons, sequins, tiles, hot glue, ink, and paper Try This?
Explore more drawing resources if that helps inspires you.
Explore Aminah Robinson’s small books as inspiration.
What do you need? We have many short videos to explore about bookmaking and some examples of artist-made books. Look through these resources to help you jump start your creativity.
Bookmaking can be easy. Handmade books are perfect for pocket sketchbooks. Try This? This book is one of the easiest books to make. You need paper. Play with making tiny, tiny accordion books and big, big ones.