Saturday, April 11, 2020
Stained Glass Chalk Art!
Take your chalk art to the next level with this simple and fun idea.
What you’ll need:
Painter’s Tape (or masking tape)
Use the painter’s tape to mark of a design on your driveway or fence. You can start with a basic outline of a shape or a letter. Then add more tape, crisscrossing it inside the outline. Now it’s time to add the chalk! Color inside the tape. Use all kinds of colors, and maybe even add some patterns. Once you’ve finished coloring inside the tape, peel it off and reveal your beautiful stained-glass masterpiece! Our friend Hazel shared this driveway masterpiece with us last week.
Friday, April 10, 2020
Rainbow Color Hunt Cardboard Art
Go on a scavenger hunt around your house for crafty items of like colors, then make monochromatic collages with the items you find!
What you’ll need:
Cardboard (cut into squares)
Paint in rainbow colors (we used tempera paints)
Crafty items like beads, washi tape, pom poms, tissue, confetti, and felt in coordinating rainbow colors
Check out HelloWonderful.com to find out how it’s done!
Thursday, April 9, 2020
It’s just a few days until Easter and we know you are all preparing for the bunny’s visit! Today’s recipe is an Easter-themed cross-over between cooking and creativity. It’s a mash-up!
Did you know you can dye Easter eggs NATURALLY?!
Check out the amazing natural ingredients that we’ll use to create beautiful springtime colors…
Yellow — Turmeric
Sky Blue — Purple Cabbage
Dark Blue — blueberries
Orange — Yellow onion skins
Magenta — Beets
1 c. chopped purple cabbage
1 c. yellow onion skins
1 beet, shredded
2 tbsp. ground turmeric
Water White vinegar
DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add 4 cups water along with cabbage, or beets, or onion skins, or turmeric. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove dye from heat and strain into a large measuring cup. Let cool completely. When cool, add 1 tablespoon vinegar for every cup of dye and stir to combine. Add clean eggs to dye and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until desired color is reached, 6 hours or up to overnight. Gently remove eggs from dye and pat dry with a paper towel.
Thanks to delish.com for this recipe!
Tuesday, April 6, 2020
Show off your artsy side on your umbrella!
You’ll be singin’ in the rain with your creative umbrella with this fun activity!
What you need:
Fabric paint or other waterproof paint and brushes
An umbrella you don’t mind making a fashion statement with
Stencils or shape patterns if you have some (Optional)
Gather your paints and brushes and your umbrella.
Think about what you might like to paint — maybe a favorite animal (Narwhals and Unicorns anyone?), or an abstract design!
If you have stencils for shapes or letters, they might help younger kids with their designs. Or, just freestyle it.
Paint as much or as little as you like on your umbrella.
Leave it open overnight to let it dry.
You’ll be waiting for the rain so you can show off your unbelievable umbrella on your next neighborhood walk!
Don’t forget to share your awesome rainy-day creation with us by emailing pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org