Rainy Day Art Projects

Rainy Day Art Projects

Is bad weather keeping your kids indoors?

Kidcreate to the rescue! Keep boredom at bay with these fun art projects.

 

Artist Inspired Projects . . . 

 

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

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Escher Tessellations

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Cassatt Monoprints

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Fireworks Reflection

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Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

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Magnificent Monet

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Messy Time Projects . . . 

Homemade Model Magic

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 This Putty is so Silly. . . Homemade Silly Putty

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

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

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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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10 Lessons that Art Teaches

10 Lessons that Art Teaches

 

the arts and the creation of mind book cover10 Lessons that Art Teaches
by Elliot Eisner

Why encourage children to learn about and create art?  Why should communities invest in art programs?  While children undeniably relish participating in all types of arts activities, as demonstrated through the imaginative visual, literary and performance projects they create, involvement in the arts also teaches children skills that are applicable to all aspects of life.  In his book The Arts and the Creation of Mind, Elliot Eisner describes 10 of these skills.

  1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
  2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
  4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
  5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know.
  6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
  7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
  8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
  9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

SOURCE: Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA 

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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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Summer Camps for Art Lovers

Summer Camps for Art Lovers

Is Your Child an Art Lover?
A Young Picasso or Monet?

Your young art master will LOVE these Kidcreate summer camps!


 

Art Academy (5-12 years) Does your child love art? Painting, drawing, clay- it’s all awesome! We will experiment with many techniques, materials, and styles as we make snow globes, paint on canvas, create clay characters and more. Come ready to have an artsy good time in this highly anticipated camp! 

Beyond Pinch Pots (5-12 years) Every kid loves making pinch pots! But let’s go beyond that and learn super cool techniques to transform pinch pots into puppy pals, silly rabbits, playful penguins and much more. Not only will the kids learn the basics of working with clay but they will create amazing clay creations that are way cooler than a plain old ordinary pinch pot! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but this camp is our best-kept secret! Register early before it fills up!

Glow-in-the-Dark Art (4-9 years) These projects will ROCK your child’s world long after the lights go out at night. You guessed it, all the project we create in this camp will glow-in-the-dark! How cool is that?!?!?! We will be working with a variety of different art supplies including clay, paint and other luminescent materials to create masterpieces your child will be ready to show off in the dark!  

Let’s Draw (5-12 years) If it’s drawing, sketching, and cartooning you’re after, then this is the camp for you! In this introductory drawing camp, we’ll learn basic techniques and principles of drawing as we create puppies, ponies, people, and more. The kids will master a simple step-by-step method that is essential to creating memorable drawings. Each child will receive their own take-home How to Draw booklet! 

Marvelous Masters on Canvas (5-12 years) We will be inspired by art created by Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Rembrandt, and Pablo Picasso. We will recreate famous works of art like Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies, Rembrandt’s The Mill and many others, all on real canvas boards. Make room on your walls! Your child is going to be very proud of these masterpieces!

My Favorite Art Camp (3-6 years) This is the camp your little artist has been waiting for!!! Painting, drawing, and clay- it’s all so much fun! Your artist will have a blast while exploring many techniques, styles, and materials. We’ll make silly clay owls and an adorable hand-print flower garden; we’ll even make a dinosaur that really glows-in-the-dark! There’s no doubt that this WILL be your artist’s FAVORITE art camp of all time, so be sure to sign up early before the camp fills up!   

Our Littlest Fan’s Favorites (3-6 years) This camp is packed full of fan favorites! From papier mache bowls, projects that glow-in-the-dark, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the Kidcreate projects our students love the most! All of them put together in one very popular camp. This is the stuff the kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time!

Pajama Party (4-9 years) Roll out of bed and come to camp in your jammies! Why? Because every kid is just a little bit more creative while wearing their slippers! These art projects are anything but ordinary. We’ll create turtles, trees, masks and more magnificent masterpieces that are designed to educate and inspire your child as they learn about the wonders of art. We will sculpt, collage, print, paint and (of course) create a huge mess as we explore basic art concepts- all while in our P.J.’s.

Party with Picasso (5-12 years) Let’s party with Pablo (Picasso that is)! Your young artist will enjoy learning about and creating fantastic works of art inspired by their new friend Pablo. Books and examples of Picasso’s work will educate and delight your child as they learn about the cubist style.

Sing with Me (3-6 years) Your child’s love of music and art combine as we create art inspired by our favorite childhood songs! We’ll sculpt our way through the ABC’s, paint along to the song “Baby Shark,” and even collage that “Little Green Frog” on a real canvas board. Your little artist will be proud to show off these adorable (and musical!) masterpieces.

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND A KIDCREATE STUDIO NEAR YOU >>>

The camps offered at our studio’s vary.
We apologize if a camp you are interested in isn’t available at the studio nearest you! 

  

Fireworks Reflection

Fireworks Reflection


The Fourth of July and
Art Are a Perfect Combination!

This 4th of July, squeeze in some messy art fun! Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to create a magical sky-scape full of fireworks that look like they are reflecting on water.

 

 Materials Needed:

  • Art paper
  • Washable markers
  • Colored construction paper
  • School glue
  • Small container for water
  • Paper towel

Directions: 

1. Start by thinking about all the amazing and massive fireworks you have seen. What colors are they? How big are they? Do they have any special details?

2. Now that we’ve thought about our favorite fireworks, begin by folding your art paper in half the long way (horizontally). Keep the paper folded and draw fireworks on the top half of the page. Make sure to fill up the entire space and have a few of the fireworks touch the edges of the page.

 

 

3. Next, unfold the paper, then refold the paper (horizontally again) so that this time the the drawn side is on the inside, facing down on to the blank half of the sheet.

4. Now is when we get a little messy! Wet a folded paper with a damp paper towel, like you are applying a temporary tattoo. Don’t miss a spot! Peel up the edges every now and then to make sure the colors are transferring.

 

 

5. Be super careful and unfold the paper. Set aside your masterpiece to dry on a table. Make sure that you are setting the damp paper on a washable surface, because some color may come through as the piece dries.

 

 

6. Once it is dry, frame with construction paper to finish your masterpiece!

 

 

 

 

 

For fun facts about reflections and
the 4th of July, click the links below –

Reflection Facts on Kiddle

4th of July Facts on kidskonnect

 

 

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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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Summer Art Camps for Mess Lovers!

Summer Art Camps for Mess Lovers!

Let’s Get Messy!

These Kidcreate summer art camps are perfect for mess lovers!


Beyond Pinch Pots (5-12 years) Every kid loves making pinch pots! But let’s go beyond that and learn super cool techniques to transform pinch pots into puppy pals, silly rabbits, playful penguins and much more. Not only will the kids learn the basics of working with clay but they will create amazing clay creations that are way cooler than a plain old ordinary pinch pot! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but this camp is our best-kept secret! Register early before it fills up!

Candy Shop (4-9 years) Come and create the most delicious art projects of all time! We will learn step-by-step drawing and sculpting techniques as we create jumbo sized goodies. This sounds like a dream come true for any kid! But don’t worry mom, your young artist will be creating, not eating these masterpieces! We’ll make some of your child’s favorite candies out of paint, clay and a variety of other art materials. 

Choc-a-licious (5-12 years) Chocolate lovers rejoice! In this camp, we’ll celebrate chocolate’s sweet, gooey goodness as we sculpt, paint, and create the day away. We’ll even make a replica of one of our favorite chocolatey treats that will look yummy enough to eat!

Fortnite Fanatic (5-12 years) If your gamer can’t get enough Fortnite, we have the perfect camp for them. We’ll create art inspired by some of the most popular skins of the game, and we’ll use all the best “mats” of the art world: clay, paint, and so much more. We’ve got Brite Bomber, Durr Burger, and P.A.N.D.A Team Leader… and we’ll even make a NiteLite that really glows-in-the-dark! There will be no need for “heals” of any kind at this camp. This is a weapon-free zone, and there will be no depictions of violence in our art. 

Glow-in-the-Dark Art (4-9 years) These projects will ROCK your child’s world long after the lights go out at night. You guessed it, all the project we create in this camp will glow-in-the-dark! How cool is that?!?!?! We will be working with a variety of different art supplies including clay, paint and other luminescent materials to create masterpieces your child will be ready to show off in the dark!

Harry Potter (5-12 years) Come and experience the magic of Hogwarts! Whether you are Muggle or Magical, these projects inspired by J. K. Rowling’s beloved books will be sure to capture your young artist’s imagination and enthusiasm. We’ll explore a wide variety of art materials as we create magical masterpieces!

Mega Mess Making (4-9 years) We’ll paint with plaster, tie-dye, make papier mache birds and fling paint like Jackson Pollock. We will even learn some art terms along the way. These are not projects to tackle at home- leave the mess with us. After all, art can be a mega messy good time!

Minecraft & More App Art (5-12 years) Your Minecraft® master will love this explosive art camp! Your child will learn about and be inspired by the artistry of top grossing app games like Minecraft, and Pokémon. We’ll work with air-dry clay, Model Magic® and paint to create app-solutely fabulous masterpieces!

Our Littlest Fan’s Favorites (3-6 years) Back by popular demand! This camp is packed full of fan favorites! From papier mache bowls, projects that glow-in-the-dark, and messy clay masterpieces, these are the Kidcreate projects our students love the most! All of them put together in one very popular camp. This is the stuff the kids can’t get enough of and guaranteed to be an artsy good time! 

Pajama Party (4-9 years) Roll out of bed and come to camp in your jammies! Why? Because every kid is just a little bit more creative while wearing their slippers! These art projects are anything but ordinary. We’ll create turtles, trees, masks and more magnificent masterpieces that are designed to educate and inspire your child as they learn about the wonders of art. We will sculpt, collage, print, paint and (of course) create a huge mess as we explore basic art concepts- all while in our P.J.’s.

Paw Patrol (3-6 years) Ryder says it best, “No job is too big, no pup is too small!” This is your invitation to help us tackle the big job of creating awesome Paw Patrol art! We’ll explore different techniques, styles, and materials to create art inspired by all our favorite rescue pups: Marshall, Chase, Zuma, Skye, and more! Get ready, because “PAW Patrol is on a roll!”

Willy Wonka’s Candy Crafts (5-12 years) Back by popular demand! Oompa Loompa doopadee doo… we’ve got another awesome art camp for you! Come create a scene made out of candy, mosaics, imaginary candy and more art that is positively scrumdiddlyumptious! For many of our projects, we’ll use real candy such as frosting, gummy bears, gum drops and marshmallows as our art materials! So put  on your Wonkavision glasses and come create masterpieces Willy Wonka would be proud of!

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND A KIDCREATE STUDIO NEAR YOU >>>

The camps offered at our studio’s vary.
We apologize if a camp you are interrested in isn’t available at the studio nearest you!