Ice Cream in a Bag!

Ice Cream in a Bag!

Make your own ice cream at home without an ice cream maker!

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups half-and-half cream

1/2 cup white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 bag crushed ice

4 cups coarse salt

Other Supplies:

2 pint-size resealable plastic freezer bags

1 gallon-size resealable plastic freezer bag

Gloves or towel to protect fingers

Directions:

1.  In a pitcher or large measuring cup, stir together the whipping cream, half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla extract until sugar has dissolved.

2.   Pour about 1/2 cup of mixture into a pint-size plastic bag and seal carefully, squeezing out extra air. Place each sealed bag into a second pint-size bag, again squeezing out extra air. Seal carefully.

3.  Fill each gallon-size plastic bag about halfway with ice and add 1/2 cup coarse salt. Place one sealed small bag into the large bag, squeeze out most of the air, and seal the large bag.

4.   Wear mittens or thick gloves, or wrap the bag in a towel to protect hands against the extreme cold. Shake and massage the bag for about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens into ice cream. Add more salt and ice to the outer bag if ice cream hasn’t formed after 10 minutes of continuous motion.

5.   Remove the outer pint-size bag before you open the inner bag so you don’t get any of the salty ice on your ice cream!

 

 

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Angry Birds Art Project

Angry Birds Art Project

We all know a child that LOVES to play Angry Birds, you might even love it too. We don’t blame you, it’s addicting! This game has found its way into television, movies, clothing and now ART. We combined two of our favorite things, Angry Birds and art, to make this fun scratch board Angry Birds masterpiece. This is another way for your child to show their favorite game a little love, in a creative way.

Scratch board art might seem like something you go purchase in the craft aisle but, with the easy steps below, you’ll find yourself making homemade scratch board art for every occasion!

 

What You Need:

  • Art paper
  • Craft sticks
  • Black paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Oil pastels or crayons- variety of colors (oil pastels are preferred)
  • Construction paper – variety of colors
  • School glue
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Miscellaneous craft items- feathers, crayons, googly eyes, etc.(optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Color the entire piece of art paper with either your oil pastels or crayons. Oil pastels tend to work better for scratch board projects, but crayons will work too. Make sure there is no white left on the paper!
  3. With the construction paper, cut out 3 circles and/or triangles for the angry bird characters. These cut outs should be about the size of a child’s fist.
  4. With any additional craft items you have around or some construction paper, add any facial features you think the birds need. Use a glue stick to apply these details to the construction paper shapes.
  5. Go back to the art paper we colored earlier. Paint the entire piece of paper black. Make sure there is an even layer of paint over the entire sheet.
  6. Using a craft stick scratch a dot in the black paint where you want each bird to be. Continue to use the craft stick to scratch away the paint, making scratch lines that will trail behind each bird so it looks like they are soaring through the air!
  7. Carefully set your characters on the paint at the end of the 3 scratch lines. The birds should stick to the paint. If they do not stick, add some school glue.
  8. Set aside the project to dry and go make some space on the refrigerator because this is one you’ll want to display!!

 

Making a Mess Is the Best!

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

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

Oh, no! You just stumbled across another dried out marker. Will your kids ever remember to put the caps back on!?! No worries. Instead of throwing it away, put it aside along with other dried out markers in preparation for a project that is both creative and environmentally friendly. With just a few steps and a few inexpensive supplies, you can recycle your dried out markers into watercolor paint.

 

marker paint 21) Once you have a collection of dried out markers organize them into similar colors.

2) Fill a plastic cup with water. Using 1-3 markers at a time, soak the tips of the markers in water. To speed up the process, take the markers apart, removing the internal ink-filled felt core and submerging it into the cup of water. There is no hard and fast rule as to how much water to use, so you will have to do a little experimentation. However, the more water that you use, the more diluted the ink will be.

marker paint 1If you prefer pastel colors, soak the tips or core in more water. If you prefer brighter colors, use less water and more markers. Once you have sufficiently soaked the markers in water, transfer your new paint into lidded bottles for storage.

3) Now for the fun part. Fill squeeze bottles with your new “paint.” Your kids can then squeeze a little of each color into their paint palettes or into plastic egg cartons. Before you know it, they will have created mini-masterpieces using paint produced from this green process.

 

 

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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!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art
to positively influence the lives of children.

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Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece!

Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece!

Dutch painter, Piet Mondrian, is best know for his work that used primary colors, white and black in simplified lines and shapes on canvas. He believed highly simplified art could model a harmonious ideal world.

Mondrian was born in 1872 in the Netherlands. He was exposed to art at a very young age. His father was an art instructor and his uncle an artist. His early paintings were mainly landscapes. In 1911, Mondrian moved to Paris. It was in Paris, influenced by Cubist style artists like Picasso and Braque that his work became more abstract and began to incorporate more geometric elements. Later, in the Netherlands, Mondrian’s art was influenced of the primary color paintings of artist Bart van der Leck. After world war one, he returned to Paris and began creating the grid-based abstract painting for which he is know. Mondrian died in 1944 in New York City.

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ART KIDBIT:   PRIMARY COLORS

Primary colors are RED, YELLOW and BLUE. If you mix 2 primary colors, you will create a secondary color. (For example- red + yellow = the secondary color orange.) 

Art Project: 

Mondrian looked at the world around him and broke down what he saw into very simple geometric shapes and colors. Kids, you can do this too! Look at something and squint your eyes. Notice how the small details disappear? When you squint it’s easier to see the basic shapes and colors.


What you will need:

  • graph paper
  • pencil
  • ruler or something with a straight edge
  • black marker with a wide tip
  • red, blue and yellow paint (or red, blue and yellow markers)


Instructions:

1)    With your pencil and ruler, draw three vertical (that’s a line that runs up and down) lines on your sheet of graph paper.  The lines do not need to be equally spaced on the paper.

2)    Next draw three horizontal (side-to-side) lines on your sheet of paper.

3)    After drawing your lines, select some of the spaces and paint them with your primary colored (red, yellow and blue) paints.

4)    After your paint has dried, draw over you pencil lines with a thick black marker.

Vocab Quiz . . .  Kids, Can you find parallel and perpendicular lines in your masterpiece?

 

 

mondrianWant to learn more about Mondrian?

For biographical information about Mondrian and to see some of his art-  www.pietmondrian.com

Create Mondrian inspired art on your computer-
http://interglacial.com/pub/JavaScript/mondrian.html
http://www.tristesse.com/~howie/Flash/MondRect.html

 

 

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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!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art to positively
influence the lives of children.

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Fluffy Slime, Your Child’s New Obsession

Fluffy Slime, Your Child’s New Obsession

We like to think we’ve got some of the best slime recipes of any art studio around. If you’ve been with us in the studio or at one of our many On-the-Go locations, you’ve most likely had the chance to get messy with us! Our Fluffy Slime is a favorite with the young mess makers at our studios and we’re going to share it with you.

Making slime is a perfect activity for those long Summer days, rainy weekends, snow days or no school days. It’s easy to make and is sure to entertain any child!

Don’t worry about this sticky slime getting everywhere! We’ve got some tricks to help! We’ve also included some exciting ways to play with the slime beyond the satisfying squishing that always ensues.

 

What You Need:

  • 1/2 cup shaving cream
  • 1/2 cup glue
  • 1/4 cup liquid starch
  • Paint (any color)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Straw
  • Resealable bag (storage)
  • Optional mix-ins: glitter, small plastic figurines, sequins, beads, googly eyes, etc

 

Directions:

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper.
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of glue into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add paint into the same mixing bowl.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of shaving cream to the mixture.
  5. Time to mix. Stir together until all of it is one color.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of liquid starch.
  7. Now, stir together until slime forms. If the slime seems to sticky, add small amounts at a time of liquid starch.
  8. Ta Da!! You’ve made fluffy slime.
  9. Now it’s time to play!
    Dump the slime on to a clean surface- squish it, squeeze it, and stretch it! There are tons of ways to play with Fluffy Slime.
    –  Use a straw to blow bubbles. Put one end of the straw into the slime and make sure the entire end is surrounded by slime. Now, blow!
    –  Fluffy Slime can also be boosted by including some fun additions like glitter, tiny plastic figurines, googly eyes and so much more!
  10. When you are done playing, the fluffy slime can be stored in a plastic bag.
  11. Don’t forget to clean up!

 

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!

Make a Difference, While Making a Great Living!

Open a Kidcreate Studio and use the power of art to positively
influence the lives of children.

Click here to learn more about franchise opportunities with Kidcreate Studio.

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