Monthly Archives: December 2012

Holiday Gift Making IV: Mixed Media Magnets

We wrapped up four weeks of gift making with a mixed media magnet project. Besides the magnet strips used on the back and the matte board that we used for the base, most of the supplies were already in the studio and might even be on your art shelves at home or in your classroom….

Holiday Gift Making III: Paint Chip Picture Frames & Glitter Cards

This week we made vibrant mosaic picture frames out of paint chips. For the last year I’ve been running across really great ideas for paint chip projects on a variety of amazing kids craft sites like Happy Hooligans and The Chocolate Muffin Tree and decided to adapt the idea into a holiday art project. The…

Holiday Gift Making II: Salt Dough Ornaments and Montotype Prints

Thank you Artful Parent for such a great blog about salt dough ornaments! This project was loved by parent and child alike. And the suggested recipe came out great every time. 4 cups of flour 1 cup of salt 1.5 cups of water bake at 225 for 3 hours This recipe produced enough dough for…

Holiday Gift Making I: Treasure Boxes and Paper Roll Printed Cards

For our Holiday Treasure Boxes we used blank paper mache boxes from Discount School Supply along with Biocolor paint. This was the first time using Biocolor in the studio and it’s definitely more colorfast and vivid than the washable tempera. the texture is thinner and silkier too and we used soft watercolor brushes to apply…