Monthly Archives: January 2016

Don’t Go Breakin’ My Clay Heart

Kids love hearts, so this week in preparation for Valentine’s Day we made clay hearts and decorated them with just about everything! Materials: Air Dry Clay Heart Stencil made from flexible cutting boards found at the Dollar Tree Paintbrushes Tempera Paint Paint Stirrers Wooden dowels (rolling pin) Sponges Clay Tools (optional) Shells, Beads, Buttons, etc….

Printmaking & Painting with Wacky Tools

Materials Needed: White Paper (sulphite or cardstock work great) Tempera Paint (we use washable colorations and love it!) Paint Brushes Foam Rollers Other Tools We Used: Bubble Wrap Yarn Blocks Sponges Scrapers Kitchen Tools (mashers, basting brush, etc) Corks plastic combs Recycled foam packing trays squeeze bottles of paint (optional) There are countless ways to…

Tissue Paper Art

This tissue paper art project is easy peasy with wonderful results and was targeted at our youngest age group. Our kids happen to love squirt bottles so any project we can incorporate the bottles is a hit! Materials: Squirt Bottle Paper Bleeding Tissue Paper (may also be called “Art Tissue”) To start, we had our students spray…

Glue Art

What kid doesn’t love squeezing glue? Especially when it’s colored glue! Past glue projects can be found here, here, and even here! Colored glue is just so fun, we can’t stay away. As always, we make our colored glue by mixing liquid water color and glue; this time we used both clear and white glue. Materials:…

Freeze! It’s a Stick-Up Mural!

Here at Studio Sprout we often start class with an open activity like a sensory box or a free draw. It gets the kiddos in a creative head-space. This week we  created a collaborative free draw mural with post-it notes. These are some images of our collaborative “Stick-Up” Mural. This is great for all ages, but especially for the…