DIY Puff Paint

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I would love to say all art projects I attempt to make are a huge success. But the truth is every once in a while I find myself bummed with the outcome of a project.

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My buddy and I were excited to create a 3-D painting. We had made fun colors and started to create. Yet the paint NEVER dried completely. It was a 80 degree day, it should have dried in an hour or so but that was not the case for us.  Not to mention our puffy paint went flat. UGGGGGGGGH. Why can’t our pictures look like the Pinterest post.  I laughed so hard when my little buddy said hashtag FAIL.

Play is always great but sometimes are adventures misses the marks. It still was worth the effort and the moment of play. Keep looking for art projects.

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Sticker Art

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STICKER ART ROCKS!

Every child loves stickers. Rather it’s pulling the sticker off or placing it perfectly on a sheet of paper, children can be rather creative with stickers.  It also helps children develop  their fine motor skills.  Hence the reason I always have a sketch pad and stickers in my nanny bag.  Here are three of my buddies enjoying Sticker Art .

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Check out the following places to find inexpensive stickers

  • Target $1 Bins especially around the holidays
  • Dollar Tree
  • Oriental Trading
  • Five and Below

HAPPY CREATING! 

 

 

DIY Edible Paint

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I love painting, however when I’m watching toddlers who love to stick everything in their mouths I recommend using edible paint as a safer choice. It’s super easy to make and fun to use on watercolor paper or cardstock paper.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbs Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Corn Starch
  • 2 cups Water
  • Food Coloring

Recipe:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add water to a saucepan on medium heat.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the saucepan.
  4. Stir constantly.
  5. The mixture will begin to thicken.
  6. Once the mixture is smooth and thick remove it from the heat.
  7. Evenly divide the mixture between four containers.
  8. Add food coloring to each container. I used the Neon Food Coloring.
  9.  Allow the paint to cool for an hour before using.

HAPPY PAINTING!

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Q-Tip Bat Silhouette Art

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Q-Tip Bat Silhouette Art 

Supplies 

  • Tempra or Acrylic Paint
  • Wax Paper
  • Q-tips
  • Black Cardstock or Construction Paper
  • Bat Silhouette Template  (Click link for  8 x10 printable)

Template originally posted by Love and Anarchy

Instructions

  1. Print out the Bat Silhouette templates
  2. Put tape on the back of the bat silhouettes
  3. Arrange the bats on the black paper
  4. Squirt paint onto either wax paper or a paper plate
  5. Dip the q-tip of your first color and begin to stamp around the outside of the bat. Be sure to cover all of the edges of the bat so the silhouette will be crisp and visible.
  6. Continue to add more dots to the painting until  you like your creation
  7. Allow the art to dry for about 30 minutes before pulling up the silhouettes

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Watercolor Spray Leaf Art

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How to Create Watercolor Spray Leaf Art 

Supplies:

  • Spray Bottles
  • Food Coloring
  • Watercolor Paper

Instructions:

  1. Fill the spray bottle halfway with water
  2. Add the food coloring.  I suggest 20 drops to ensure the color will show on the paper.
  3. Go on a nature walk and pick random leaves
  4. Place the leaf or leaves on the paper
  5. Spray the paper with the colors you would like
  6. Allow the paper to dry for at least an hour
  7. Remove the leaf and see your watercolor leaf print

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