I hope you are still surviving and are healthy and well! Many of you are still working from home with your kiddos and I know it is tough to keep them occupied. I am here to help! I am continuing my partnership with Crayola to help inspire you with at home crafts during my weekly live broadcasts on their Facebook page. Today is all about art for the kiddos!
Project 1: Marbling
- Crayola Acrylic Paint
- Liquid Starch or Cornstarch
- Watercolor Paper, Wood Piece or Canvas
- Stir Stick
- Plastic Cups
- Paint Brush
If you do not have liquid starch you can make your own with corn starch. Boil 4 cups of water, mix 4 tablespoons of cornstarch in 1/2 cup of cool water until dissolved. When the water is boiling, stir in the cool water/corn starch and mix for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the mixture fully cool. Once cool pour in the tub.
If you are using liquid starch fill the tub 1/4 inch full.
- Mix equal parts of water and acrylic paint to thin the paint. Use a paint brush to mix.
- Use the paint brush to lightly drop paint on the surface of the water. Alternate the colors.
- Use a stir stick to move the paint around the surface to create a marbled effect.
- Take whatever you are going to marble and lay it on the surface of the water and pull it straight up to reveal the design.
- Let the design dry completely before using it or creating something new like a bookmark or card!
Project 2: DIY Frame Tray
Turn an old tray into a coffee table tray or a personal coaster for a sippy up!
- Crayola Paint
- Crayola Glue
- Frame with Glass
- Construction Paper
- Plastic Spoons
- Paint the frame with your favorite color paint.
- Either paint a sheet of paper for the frame insert or use a piece of decorative paper. Insert it into the frame like you would a photo withe glass.
- Glue 2 plastic spoons to the front of the frame as handles. Let the glue dry completely before using.
Project 3: Salt Glue Art
- Crayola Glue
- Crayola Watercolor Paint
- Cardstock Paper or Construction Paper
- Using the glue bottle draw a design on the paper.
- While the glue is still wet sprinkle it with salt until all the glue is covered.
- Let the glue dry for at least an hour.
- Next paint the design with watercolor. Dab the brush on the glue design and watch the paint spread through the salt!
Tune in to Crayola's Facebook Page every Tuesday at 1:00pm EST to catch me sharing three crafts you can make at home!