New Year’s Eve Party Crown

New Year’s Eve Party Crown

Ring in the new year with a crazy, glittery, colorful, hand-made party crown!

Whether you throw a party with family and friends or just say at home, close out the year in an extra special way. These crowns can be made ahead of time during the long holiday break or at your New Year’s Eve party as the activity or party favor.

 

What You Need:

  • Packing tape
  • Feathers
  • Glitter
  • Scissors
  • Construction Paper

Directions:

  1. First things first! Let’s prep the decorations for your crown. Cut a variety of shapes and sizes of construction paper. Choose your feathers and glitter.
    Create year signs for your crown with paper, pipe cleaners and tape!
  1. Let’s start making the crown! You are going to use packing tape as the base of our crown. Make sure to work on a surface tape can easily be peeled off. Once you are ready, stretch a piece of packing tape out in front of you so that the sticky side is up. Make the piece long enough so that you think it will fit around your child’s head. Fold the two ends over just a little bit so they stick to your work surface and holds the tape in place.
  1. Now we decorate the crown! Lay the paper and feathers on the tape so that it all sticks out the top of the crown.
  1. You’ve made it to the most fun and messy step!! Sprinkle a small amount of glitter onto the packing tape. Make sure to not sprinkle too much or the top layer of tape will not stick.
  1. Once you are satisfied with your crown’s decorations, stretch another piece of packing tape on top of the first piece with the sticky side down. Push hard to secure to two pieces of tape to each other.

Helpful Hint: If the pieces of tape aren’t sticking together very well, cut an additional piece of tape to fold over the bottom of the crown, securing the glitter and making sure your crown’s decorations stay in place.

 

  1. Lift the crown off your work surface and use a small piece of tape to secure the two sides together so it fits your child’s head.
  1. Tada!! Now, get ready to ring in the new year with your crazy crown! You’ll be the most festive person at your party!

 

Making a Mess Is the Best!

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Holiday Ornament Project

Holiday Ornament Project

Deck Your Halls! 

Make your Christmas tree even more special this year by creating homemade ornaments with your little one.

That Jolly Time of Year Is Finally Here! Time to decorate your house and wait for Santa to come to town.

This pipe cleaner Christmas tree ornament is easy to make and great for all ages! You’ll have the most unique and beautiful tree on the block!

 

What You Need:

  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Beads
  • Ornament Hook (or String)
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Pencil

Directions:

  1. Let’s get started! Choose 5-7 beads to be ornaments on your tree. Grab your pipe cleaner and add the beans to your tree. Spread out the beads evenly on the pipe cleaner.
  1. Next, we will create our tree shape. Fold the pipe cleaner back and forth in an S shape so that it looks like a Christmas tree shape.
  1. Create a small loop with the tip of the pipe cleaner and attach your hook or string for it to hang on.
  1. Time for our star! Cut a star out of the construction paper. Add a dot of glue to the top of the tree and attached the star to the pipe cleaner.
  1. Ta-Da!!! You’ve created a unique ornament for your Christmas tree! Allow the glue to dry before you use this ornament to decorate your tree.

 

Making a Mess Is the Best!

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Thanksgiving Place Card Art Project

Thanksgiving Place Card Art Project

Those Pilgrims sure were crafty and you can be too with this fun Thanksgiving art project!

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How to Draw Olaf

How to Draw Olaf

Is your little one beyond excited for the new Frozen 2 movie?!? So are we!!!! So excited that we needed to create our very own Olaf drawings and now we want to share how you can create an Olaf too! Follow along with our step by step directions to draw Olaf the Snowman. 

 

ART KIDBIT: Wax Resist

While you create your favorite pal, take care in drawing and notice something new that happens when the paint and crayon come together. This relationship between the paint and crayon is called wax resist and means exactly what it sounds like! When you use a wax or oil-based writing utensil, then wash over it with water-based paint, the wax will resist the paint and maintain its original color.

What You Need:

  • Art paper
  • Black, brown and orange crayon
  • Pencil
  • Blue water color paint
  • Paint brushes

Directions:

  1. Let’s draw Olaf!!! We will go step by step to draw our Olaf creation. If your child wants, have them practice how to draw Olaf until they feel ready to make their final drawing. Make sure to draw Olaf lightly with your pencil. Later in the process, you will go over the lines with the black crayon.
  1. First, draw the body. Olaf is made of three snowballs with the top in the classic Olaf face shape.
  1. Next, add in more of his body’s features. Use your imagination. You can add in twig arms, silly hair, coal buttons, and don’t forget his feet!! He needs to be able to keep up with his Frozen friends!
  1. Time to add Olaf’s facial features. First, let’s draw his eyes and smile.
  1. Once you’ve drawn those, time to give him some eyebrows and his carrot nose!
  1. Hooray! You’ve drawn you’ve drawn Olaf. Time to finish your masterpiece. Take the black crayon and fill in all the pencil lines for Olaf’s body and face, everything except his arms and hair. You can also fill in Olaf’s buttons and mouth with the black crayon.
  1. Use a brown crayon to go over the pencil lines for his twig arms and hair. Then, use a orange crayon to color in Olaf’s nose.
  1. Now we paint! Use the blue watercolor to paint the background. Be careful painting around Olaf. To avoid the watercolor bleeding, use a little bit of paint at a time. Notice how when you paint over the twig features or follow the outline of Olaf, the crayons resist the paint! This is the wax resist technique we talked about above. Pretty cool, right?!?
  1. Ta-Da!! You learned how to draw Olaf! While you wait for your Olaf creation to dry completely, find a place to display this work of art or maybe even go watch Frozen!
  1. Don’t forget to clean up when you’re finished!

 

Making a Mess Is the Best!

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Shaving Cream Sundaes

Shaving Cream Sundaes

Take Messy Time home with this studio favorite!

Shaving Cream Sundaes are a great messy time for those days that the kids are home from school or even when the weather may not be so great. This is perfect for play time and easy to clean up. Your child will get to feel a little silly as you add their “ice cream” and “toppings” to their hands, while they also get the chance to make a mess and what child doesn’t love a mess?!

 

What You Need:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Paint
  • Glitter

Directions: 

  1. Cover your work surface with newspaper. 
  1. Have your child hold their hands together in the shape of a bowl to hold the foam sundae. 
  1. Next, spray a heaping pile of shaving cream into their hands. Make sure to not mix together until all the “toppings” are added to their sundae!
  1.  Now we add the toppings. Squirt the paint on top of the foam first to act as their “sundae topping”.
  1.  Next, sprinkle some glitter on top for the “sprinkles”.  
  1. Time to get messy!! Squish your hands together and play with it on the table. Don’t worry, it’s all easily cleaned up and your child will have a messy good time!
  1. Encourage your child to make different designs with their fingers in the shaving cream once they spread it on the table. It’s easy to “erase” their designs and make a whole new masterpiece. Your child will have endless entertainment with this messy time!
  1. Don’t forget to clean up when you’re finished!

 

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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Pumpkin Seed Art

Pumpkin Seed Art

Pumpkin Seed Art

Here’s a fun art project for all those little goblins and ghouls out there!

What you will need:
-Pumpkin Seeds
-A bucket to wash the seeds in
-Towels to dry seeds
-3 small bowls (paper bowls or paper cups work well)
-3 spoons
-White school glue
-Liquid water color or tempera paint in red, yellow and blue
-Cardboard or tag board
-Newspaper

1)       After the seeds have been removed from the pumpkin, wash them in a bucket of water and then spread them out on a towel to dry.  Allow a couple days for the seeds to dry!

2)       Once the seeds are dry, you are ready to start the next part of the project.  Pour glue into 3 small bowls.  Add paint to bowls, creating one red, one yellow and one blue.

3)       Cover a table with newspaper and place the cardboard piece on top of the paper.

4)       Drizzle colored glue on to the cardboard with the spoons. The glue can be swirled with the spoons or fingers.  This is a great way to experiment with color mixing (red + yellow= orange, red + blue= purple, yellow + blue= green).  The pumpkin seeds can be added at anytime.  Add them at the beginning to swirl them into the colored glue or add them at the end to top the glue masterpiece. Older children may enjoy creating patterns or a picture in the glue with the seeds.

Want to create more Halloween themed art?  Sign up for a Halloween art workshop at Kidcreate!

 

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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