Sunday, August 31, 2014

Spooky Franeknstein Paintbrush Craft

Spooky Frankenstein Paint Brush Craft

Start off by letting the kids paint their paintbrushes with green paint. Once that is dry you can decorate the face however you want, we used black paint and wiggle eyes but you can also use a black sharpie if you want to. Once you have complete the face you can dip the bristles of your brush in black paint, make sure all of the bristles are covered in black (try to squish out any excess paint so the hairs will dry well). Once the hairs are dry they will stay hard and ridged. Last of all use a hot glue gun to attach your bolts.

Materials Used- Chip Brushes (house painting brush) I got mine from Quality Art at an extremely cheap price, Acrylic paints (green and black), wiggle eyes, glue gun and hot glue, paint brush to actually paint with, nuts or bolts and anything else you might want to add to your Frankenstein.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fall Leaf Resist Painting

Fall Leaf Resist Painting

For this project we started off by painting the background of our canvas with several fall colors using acrylic paint only. Once that was dry we laid out our leafs onto our canvas (I used some lotion on the back of the leafs to help them stick to the canvas better), once you have arranged your leafs you can begin to paint over them with black paint (you may need to be careful or help small children hold down their leafs for this part), paint all of your background with the black then carefully remove each leaf while the paint is still wet. You should have a bring colorful leaf underneath.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Scarecrow Mask

Fall Scarecrow Mask

 I got these adorable wood masks from Quality Art, I guess they are supposed to be a witch but I thought they looked more like a scarecrow so that is what we made! Using felt, straw (rafia), craft glue and crayons we ended up with a scarecrow mask that is just cute as a button!

Back to School Survival Kit

Back to School Survival Kit

 We made this for my kids preschool teacher for back to school. The kit contains several art supplies, band aids, kids hand soap, Advil, chocolate and a new coffee mug.