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10 Amazing, Messy, Inspiring and Very Fun Summer Art Projects!

10 summer art projects from KidcreateAre you looking for some fun art ideas to keep your kids busy this summer?

Here are some of the most popular art lessons and messy time projects from the Kidcreate Studio blog.

Artist Inspired Projects . . .

Ice Cream Sundae

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
(Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Theibaub)

Click here to go to blog post.

escher49

Escher Tessellations

Click here to go to blog post.

pollock_splatter  painting

Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

Click here to go to blog post.

Messiest_Monoprints

Cassatt Monoprints

Click here to go to blog post.

Monet_The-Beach-At-Fecamp

Magnificent Monet

Click here to go to blog post.

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Messy Time Projects . . . 

Make Your Own Model Magic

Homemade Model Magic

Click here to go to blog post.

Huge Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream in a Bag!
Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker!

Click here to go to blog post.

silly putty

This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty

Click here to go to blog post.

sidewalk chalk

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Click here to go to blog post.

marker paint

Go Green!
Recycle Old, Dried Out Markers into Paint!

Click here to go to blog post.

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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Valentine’s Day Silly Putty

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with an oooey gooey art creation?

vday-silly-putty-12Your kids will love this as much as they love their Valentine’s Day sweets!

Most adults remember playing with silly putty as a kid! Stretching it out oh-so-long and then rolling it up in a ball. Squishing it through your fingers. The stuff was awesome!!!!

It’s probably no surprise to you that homemade silly putty is one of the kid’s favorite messy time projects at our studios. They LOVE it!

It only takes a few ingredients and is very easy to make. Give it a try. . . .

 

Materials:   

Note: Recipe makes enough for 1 child.

  • 2 tablespoons of school glue
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid starch (You can find liquid starch in the laundry detergent section of most grocery stores.)
  • Small disposable cup
  • Red liquid watercolor or food coloring (Please note- liquid watercolor is best but if you don’t have it food coloring will work. Be aware that food coloring may stain the kids hands or anything else the silly putty touches.)
  • Red and pink glitter, sequins and confetti hears (optional)
  • Craft stick, chop stick or plastic knife to mix with
  • Small plastic bag
  • Newspaper to cover your work surface

Directions:

  1. Pour 2 tablespoons of school glue into the cup.
  2. Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid starch into the same cup.
  3. Put 4 drops of red liquid watercolor or food coloring into the cup. If you want, sprinkle some glitter, sequins and confetti into the cup also.
  4. Time to mix. Use the craft stick (or twig) to mix the contents of the cup thoroughly.
  5. Viola! You have made silly putty.
  6. Need more glitter, sequins or confetti? You can add more now!
  7. It’s time to play. Dump the silly putty out of the cup- squish it, squeeze it, and stretch it!
  8. When you are done playing, the silly putty can be stored in a plastic bag.
  9. Don’t forget to clean up!

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Making a Mess is the Best!

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Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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Art Projects for Boys!


Who Says Boys Don’t Like Art?!?! We Know They Do!

Here are some art projects that any boy would love– even the sports loving, ball throwing, dirt covered,  mess loving types!

 

Artist Inspired Projects . . .

Mondrian

 

 

 

 

 

Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece! Click here to go the the blog post.

 

escher49

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escher Tessellations Click here to go to blog post.

 

Haring Pop Art People

 

 

 

 

Haring’s Pop Art People! Click here to go to the blog post.

 

My Miro

 

 

 

 

 

My Miro! Click here to go to the blog post.

 

Ice Cream Sundae

 

 

 

 

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream! (Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Theibaub) Click here to go to blog post.

 

pollock_splatter painting

 

 

 

 

Action Painting (Jackson Pollock) Click here to go to blog post.

 

Messy Time Projects . . .

Make Your Own Model Magic

Homemade Model Magic Click here to go to blog post.

Huge Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream in a Bag. Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker! Click here to go to blog post.

silly putty

This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty.  Click here to go to blog post.

 

art projects for boys

 

 

 

 

 

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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10 Amazing, Messy, Inspiring and Very Fun Summer Art Projects!

10 summer art projects from KidcreateAre you looking for some fun art ideas to keep your kids busy this summer?

Here are some of the most popular art lessons and messy time projects from the Kidcreate Studio blog.

Artist Inspired Projects . . .

Ice Cream Sundae

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
(Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Theibaub)

Click here to go to blog post.

escher49

Escher Tessellations

Click here to go to blog post.

pollock_splatter  painting

Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

Click here to go to blog post.

Messiest_Monoprints

Cassatt Monoprints

Click here to go to blog post.

Monet_The-Beach-At-Fecamp

Magnificent Monet

Click here to go to blog post.

.

Messy Time Projects . . . 

Make Your Own Model Magic

Homemade Model Magic

Click here to go to blog post.

Huge Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream in a Bag!
Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker!

Click here to go to blog post.

silly putty

This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty

Click here to go to blog post.

sidewalk chalk

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Click here to go to blog post.

marker paint

Go Green!
Recycle Old, Dried Out Markers into Paint!

Click here to go to blog post.

10 Amazing, Messy, Inspiring and Very Fun Summer Art Projects!

10 summer art projects from KidcreateAre you looking for some fun art ideas to keep your kids busy this summer?

Here are some of the most popular art lessons and messy time projects from the Kidcreate Studio blog.

Artist Inspired Projects . . .

Ice Cream Sundae

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!
(Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Theibaub)

Click here to go to blog post.

escher49

Escher Tessellations

Click here to go to blog post.

pollock_splatter painting

Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

Click here to go to blog post.

Messiest_Monoprints

Cassatt Monoprints

Click here to go to blog post.

Monet_The-Beach-At-Fecamp

Magnificent Monet

Click here to go to blog post.

.

Messy Time Projects . . . 

Make Your Own Model Magic

Homemade Model Magic

Click here to go to blog post.

Huge Ice Cream Cone

Ice Cream in a Bag!
Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker!

Click here to go to blog post.

silly putty

This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty

Click here to go to blog post.

sidewalk chalk

Homemade Sidewalk Chalk

Click here to go to blog post.

marker paint

Go Green!
Recycle Old, Dried Out Markers into Paint!

Click here to go to blog post.

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

.

This Putty is so Silly. . .


Do you remember playing with silly putty as a kid?

Stretching it out oh-so-long and then rolling it up in a ball. Squishing it through your fingers. The stuff was awesome!!!!

It’s probably no surprise to you that homemade silly putty is one of the kid’s favorite messy time projects at our studios. They LOVE it!

It only takes a few ingredients and is very easy to make. It’s a great no school day or rainy day activity. Give it a try . . .

Materials:   

Note: Recipe makes enough for 1 child.

  • 2 tablespoons of school glue
  • 1 tablespoon of liquid starch  (You can find liquid starch in the laundry detergent section of most grocery stores.)
  • Small disposable cup
  • Liquid watercolor or food coloring- any color  (Please note- liquid watercolor is best but if you don’t have it food coloring will work. Be aware that food coloring may stain the kids hands or anything else the silly putty touches.)
  • Glitter- optional, any color
  • Craft stick or twig to mix with
  • Small plastic bag
  • Newspaper to cover your work surface

 

Directions:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Pour 2 tablespoons of school glue into the cup.
  3. Pour 1 tablespoon of liquid starch into the same cup.
  4. Put 4 drops of liquid watercolor or food coloring (any color) into each cup. If you want, sprinkle a little glitter into the cup also.
  5. Time to mix. Use the craft stick (or twig) to mix the contents of the cup thoroughly.
  6. Viola! You have made silly putty. It’s time to play. Dump the silly putty out of the cup- squish it, squeeze it, and stretch it!
  7. When you are done playing, the silly putty can be stored in a plastic bag.
  8. Don’t forget to clean up!

 

Making a Mess is the Best!

 

Kidcreate Studio is an art studio just for kids that offers children’s art classes,
camps and art-themed birthday parties for children ages 18 months through 12 years.
Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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