No School Day Art Fun!

No School Day Art Fun!

No school days don’t have to be a no learning days!

Keep your kids busy with these fun art projects from the Kidcreate Blog!

 

Artist Inspired Projects . . . 

Garbage Portraits

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Pumpkin Seed Art

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

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Action Painting (Jackson Pollock)

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Cassatt Monoprints

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Magnificent Monet

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Be Square . . . Make a Mondrian Inspired Masterpiece!

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Escher Tessellations

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Haring’s Pop Art People!

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My Miro!

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to positively influence the lives of children.

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Tricked-Out Halloween Treat Bag!

Tricked-Out Halloween Treat Bag!

What’s better than a giant pillowcase to fill with candy on Halloween? A giant pillowcase custom decorated with Halloween art! We’ll use a variety of art supplies including glow-in-the-dark paint to magically transform a pillowcase into a tricked-out treat bag. This trick-or-treat bag will be “sweet” even without the candy to fill it and makes a great keepsake that can be used for years to come.

With these easy step-by-step directions, you and your child will create a tricked-out Halloween treat bag using a simplified Batik method. It’s a craft project and art lesson all in one!

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Supplies:

  • Apron (If Available)
  • Grubby Clothes Are a Must!
  • Newspaper to Cover Your Work Area
  • Drop Cloth for the Floor (If Available)
  • White Pillowcase
  • 18×24 Piece of Tagboard
  • Pencils
  • Black Sharpie Marker
  • 1 Container of School Glue
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Fabric Dye (Dark Colors Work Best)
  • Dye Mixing Container
  • Spray Bottle
  • An Additional Piece of Tagboard or Cardboard
  • Black 3D/Puff Fabric Paint
  • Brightly Colored 3D/Puff Fabric Paint (Any Colors)
  • Glow-in-the-Dark 3D/Puff Fabric Paint

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ART KIDBIT: 
WHAT IS BATIK?

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Batik is a method of producing colored designs on textiles originally used in Java. Before dying, wax is applied to the parts of the fabric that are to remain undyed.

Directions:

  • Begin by covering your work area with newspaper. A drop cloth on the floor is a good idea too. This is going to get messy!
  • Next, have your child look at pictures of spider webs. Google Images is a great place to find lots of pictures of creepy, crawly, spooky Halloween spider webs. Talk with your child about the shapes and patterns they see in the pictures.
  • Using the images as inspiration, have your child draw a spider web on the tagboard with a pencil. When drawing their web, instruct your child not to draw the web lines too close together (close lines will make things difficult later) and to make their drawing very large, so it covers the entire piece of tagboard.

Not a spider fan?  Jack-o-lanterns and cats make great trick-or-treat bag art too!

    

  • Next, have your child trace over the pencil lines on their drawing with a black Sharpie.

  • Put the completed tagboard inside the pillowcase. Make sure to center it in the case. The dark sharpie lines of the drawing should be visible through the pillowcase.

  • Next, trace the lines of the web with school glue on top of the pillowcase. Your child will want to move the glue very slowly so that it comes out as a line, not little dots.

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  • Now, we get to the VERY MESSY part! Have your child put on plastic gloves. Follow the directions on your dye packaging to mix your dye. Then, pour it into a spray bottle.

  WARNING: The fabric dye WILL STAIN hands and clothes!

  • Now, spray the pillowcase with fabric dye. Keep spraying until the entire pillowcase is covered. Move the sprayer around when spraying so that dye doesn’t puddle in one spot on the pillowcase.

    

  • When finished, lay the pillowcase flat to dry.
  • When the pillowcase is dry, it’s time to remove the tagboard from the inside of the pillowcase. The tagboard will be stuck to the inside of the pillowcase. Just peel it off as best you can. Don’t worry about getting every little piece of board off, any remaining tagboard pieces will come off in the washer.
  • It’s time for the wash! Wash the pillowcase separately in cold water. Then, tumble dry separately. Repeat the wash and dry steps a second time to make sure all the extra dye has been removed. When you are done with the washing, you may have to wipe left over paper pulp from the inside of your washer.
  • Now it’s time to add the finishing touches! Add a spider to your web, some stripes to your cat- whatever your child’s imagination can dream up! If your child chooses to add a spider, have them think about the shapes they see in a spider before they start to draw (i.e.- big oval for the body, small oval for the head, curved lines for the legs). Slide a piece of tagboard or cardboard into the pillowcase under your drawing area to prevent the puff paint from bleeding through. Then, get out your black puff paint and get to work. When the spider is finished, your child may want to add a brightly colored outline around their spider with a second color of puff paint to make it stand out more.

  • Lastly, add glow-in-the-dark puff paint wherever you like! Accent the web lines with it. Add some glow around your spider. Be creative! The more glow, the better, especially on Halloween night!

 

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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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Fall Mom’s Group Activities

Fall Mom’s Group Activities

Looking for a Fun Play Date Activity for Your Moms Group?

 

 Introduce the young artists in your group to the wonderful world of art at Kidcreate Studio. Kidcreate is an art studio for kids! Our studios are designed to inspire and educate kids in an environment where giggles and grins are encouraged.

 

 What Kinds of Activities Are Available for Moms Groups at Kidcreate?

Mommy’s Time Off (3-9 years)

Drop the kids off for one of our popular Mommy’s Time Off Art Classes. While the kids are busy creating, the moms in your group can plan an event of their own. How wonderful would it be to have a chance to chat over coffee without your little ones? Or maybe head to the salon for manicures? Our 20% moms group discount is also available for this class when you register 5 or more children. Pre-registration is required.

Fall Class Themes Include-

  • Clay Factory:  Fall  Mosaics
  • Slime Time
  • Christmas Cookies
  • New Year’s Eve Craft Party

Create-a-Class or Party

Looking for something extra special to do with your group? We can plan a private party or class just for you. You supply the kids; we supply the curriculum, teachers, and art materials. Pick an art project from our list of project ideas or we can create a special project just for your group. Call one of our studios for more information and to check availability.

Art fun with no messy clean up!

Would you like to schedule an art activity for your group? Contact one of our studios today!

 Making a mess is the best at Kidcreate!

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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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SCOUTS + ART = FUN!

SCOUTS + ART = FUN!

Art is Smart!

 

Inspire the young artists in your troop at a Kidcreate Studio art class. A Kidcreate art class is a wonderful enrichment activity. Art is tons of fun and great for the brain too!

A Kidcreate class is easy. You supply the kids; we supply the curriculum, teachers, art materials, giggles and grins. We even clean up! Visit one of our studios for your class or let us send one of our teachers to you. Additional time before or after your class can be made available at our studio for your troop meeting at no additional cost.

 

 

 Class themes include-

•  Painting
•  Drawing
•  Pottery and Clay
•  Games
•  Friendship
•  Holiday Themes- Halloween, Thanksgiving,
Christmas,Valentines Day & Mother’s Day
•  End of Year Parties
•  And More!

 

 

 Earning Badges is Easy at Kidcreate!

There are many Brownie Petals, Girl Scout Badges and Boy Scout Merit Badges about art and creativity. If you have been putting off doing an artsy petal or badge because of all the supplies needed and the messy clean up, let us help!

 

Making a Mess Is the Best at Kidcreate!

 

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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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