Tag Archive: glue

Celebrating Spring: Punchy Paper Garden

This little paper garden is perfect for spring and so fun for tiny hands. Using a variety of paper punches and recycled materials, each artist created their own unique garden. Materials: Patterned Paper Colored Construction Paper Paper Punches Glue Sticks Recycled Cereal Box First, the kiddos punch out a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes…

Famous Artist III: O’Keeffe

This session exploring different artists. To explore an artist means we examine the work as a class, draw inspiration from the colors, content and techniques and then turn it into something of our own. For O’Keeffe we discussed the color palette she used in Oriental Poppies (1928), brush stroke size, and how big she painted the…

Spring Cling – A twist on your average Suncatcher

This week at Studio Sprout, we were soaking up the mid-winter sunshine, and thought our art should too! We made tissue paper and glue Suncatchers. Materials: Transparency Sheets No bleed Tissue Paper Clear Glue (Recommended) A Tray, for the glue mess We uses the transparency to “build upon” and the trays are to  contain the…

Watercolor Woodblock Sculpture

  This project is never dull, and that’s not just because we use glitter watercolor paint! Woodblock sculpture is truly an adventure and investigation of color, shape, and what you can do with glue! (At the studio, we rescinded our dot-dot-not a lot glue policy for the week!) Materials: Wood (this means larger base pieces and stackable…

Salt Painting

Salt painting is one of my new favorite projects. It’s an amazingly playful process, the results are ultra cool ,  and there is a lot of room for observation and experimentation. Materials: watercolor paper liquid watercolor school glue table salt You start with glue. I discussed “drizzling” with my students, encouraging constant slow movement as you squeeze….

Glue-Paper-Glue on Masonite

We have done glue-paper-glue collage in the past with recycled cereal boxes and the finished pieces were fabulous so I decided to kick it up a notch with Masonite. These turned out great! Materials Needed: Masonite construction paper tissue paper assorted scrap papers, feathers, foam pieces, sequins, etc… glue or mod pod (watered down) brush…

Celebrating Spring: Recycled Collage (glue/paper/glue)

In this project we used all recycled materials to create an art project with lots of color and fun detail! For our base we used pre cut cereal boxes which provided a nice stiff surface. Any kind of recycled cardboard will work great. After our background was colored with a first layer of ripped up…

Celebrating Spring: Accordion Garden Collage

Thank you Make and Takes for such a successful spring project! The first step to the accordion garden was to draw on pre-cut flowers with oil pastel. Prior to the start of class I prepared three different shapes and sizes of flowers using scissors and a flower punch. Some were tulip shape, some simple circles,…

The Five Senses: Sight

To celebrate our sense of sight and the fact we can see an amazingly rich and diverse color spectrum I planned a day devoted to the rainbow. Humans are gifted with the ability to see a wide spectrum of color unlike other animals, for example dogs, who have only two types of cones in their…

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…