Saturday, September 29, 2012

How to Make Egg Carton Owls

I saw these owls on Debbie Clement's Pinterest page and just had to make them!  What an amazing collection of children's art ideas.  If you have never checked out her page check it out here.
The actual idea comes from Mollymoo blog. They make a cute decoration for Autumn or Halloween!

-egg carton

First draw an owl body like this on your egg carton.  Cut it out. We used cardboard cartons because they were easier to glue together and paint.

Next cut out two egg sections and leave one of the dividers to create a beak.

Now you have 2 parts to glue together. After they are dry, paint and decorate with feathers or whatever you like

Here are our finished owls. We had a lot of fun making these. Hope you do too.

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More owl inspiration: Inspiration to Draw Owls.

Debbie Clements's Pinterest Page of Owls: Snowy Owls (so many ideas!)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Colorful Printed Tape Greeting Cards

I've really been a kick with this Printed and Colorful tape from Target. Check out my two other posts about it here and here. I created some torn printed and colorful tape greeting cards that I wanted to share. Hope you are inspired:

Colorful Sun

Printed Flowers

More Flowers

Rainbow Rain and Flower Blooms

The Whole Collection

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Blue Glue Batiks By My High School Students

Just wanted to share some of my High School Students work.  These are Blue Glue Batiks. I did this same process with my daughter when she was 5.  This process can be done with pre-school all the way to adults. More details on how to make a Glue Batik can be found here (click on the link): Blue Glue Batiks.
By: Alex

By: Brandon

By: Becky

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Glorious Glue Batiks from The Chocolate Muffin Tree

How to do Batiks with Kids from The Artist Woman

Having fun with Glue Batik from The Artful Parent

Glue Batik Shirts from Mom's Crafty Space

Batik Design Without Wax from Shalanah Dawson

Monday, September 17, 2012

Making Art on the Scanner

Have you ever made Art on the Scanner?  We had so much FUN with this. It began with my daughter wondering about how the scanner worked.  I showed her how it was like a camera inside taking pictures and the rest is history.  Keep reading to find out all the kinds of scanner art that we made.

At first I told C to put her hands underneath the scanner hood to print her hands.  She loved that!

Then she put her head underneath (close your eyes....for safety!)  Using the color ink made it super cool! A pretty good representation.

Then Mom tried it!

Then Daddy!

Then lastly, we put some of C's trinkets and treasures to create a Scanner Collage. My daughter thought that was AWESOME!

I know we'll be creating more Scanner Art.  It is such an accessible Art Activity if you have a Scanner or copy machine nearby.

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Monday, September 10, 2012

More Printed Tape Creations

Over the summer we purchased some amazing printed and colored tape from Target. You can read my post about it here: Printed Tape Creations . We had a lot of fun with it then and just recently C and her buddies had even MORE FUN with this tape.  Keep reading to find out all the creations that were made.

Here are C and her buddies hard at work with all the printed and colored tape.

One of the creations up close.

Wrapped tape creations with sticks.

Another creation with stick, colored tape, yarn, and a hosta leaf.

A magic wand made with tape and a stick.

They went a little crazy and started decorating my whole porch. (without me knowing!) I should of took more pictures, but I had them take it down because I didn't want the tape to remove the paint from our house. (yikes!)

A tape ball created with all the tape leftover from the porch decorations.

They had a great time and I can't wait to see all the future creations that they come up with!

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Warming Tray Crayon Prints

Have you ever used  a warming tray to create art? A long time a go my husband and I designed our wedding invitations using this technique.  My daughter and I have used warming tray and crayons many times before, but this time we made warming tray prints.

To create warming tray prints you need:
old warming tray (from thrift store)
peeled crayons (soak in water to make them easier to peel)

FIrst you draw directly on the warming tray with the crayons.  The crayons melt as you draw. Be careful with little ones! Do not touch the warming tray!

Then, place a paper over your crayon drawing to create a print. Use a spatula to help transfer the crayon to the paper better.

Here is C's first experimental melted crayon print.

You can either keep adding crayon to the previous drawing or you can wipe the tray clean and start fresh.

Here are some of our finished Melted Crayon Prints:

Beautiful experimentation.



Large flower.

More flowers!

These warming tray prints became beautiful greeting cards.... We just loved the process!

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