Archive for Found Object Art

Weaving Project

Friday, April 13th, 2012


I didn’t capture it in the pictures but what was really cool about this project is that Mikey and Kaia worked together passing the pipe cleaners back and forth throguh the material to make a cooperative design


Materials Needed:
Onion or Potato Sack
Box or thick cardboard sheet
Duct tape or staples
Scissors
Materials for weaving we used pipe cleaners, but yarn, embroidery floss etc would work great

Directions:
1. Cut the sack in half so you have to sides
2. cut a hole in the middle of your cardboard so that you can use it as a frame for your weaving
3. Attach the sack material to the box with staples or duct tape (we used duct tape)
4. Start weaving we used pipe cleaners but use whatever material you have on hand

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Egg Carton Challenge- A Jellyfish Forest

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Our Jellyfish forest
We used an egg carton, neon acrylic paint and then topped it with glow in the dark paint
Added iridescent Easter grass for tentacles and some glitter and voila a Jellyfish Forest
We hung them over the kids water bead sensory table with a black light, mirror sheet (its actually mirror paper) and let the kids explore
Creating our jelly fish
gluing tentacles
adding glitter
more glitter
glow int he dark paint
And our original paint coat.

Okay so normally I do not do project based art. But this project had a purpose. We went to the Aquarium where they had a fantastic exhibit where you could pet Moon Jelly Fish. That’s right touch the jelly fish I did not know there were any jellies that were safe for touch. Anyway Mikey and Kaia loved it. We kept going back where they kept touching the Jellies. Mikey especially was enthralled. He has been asking for jellyfish ever since he wanted them in the Ocean water table but I have been unable to find any (toy jellyfish). So we decided to make some and that is why we now have a moon jelly forest.

This challenge was made from Tinkerlab

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Glow Jars

Monday, April 9th, 2012


We used glow sticks and glitter to create these awesome jars
It works best if you cut both ends of the glow stick the fluid inside comes out easier
We cut the glow sticks splattered them about in the jar added glitter and shook them about


Materials Used:
Glow sticks
glitter
mason jars
scissors (for cutting)

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Bubble Wrap Art

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012


Materials Needed:
Bubble Wrap
Paint- tempera works best
Paper (optional)

Directions:
1. Paint Directly onto the bubble wrap with hands or brushes (we always use our hands)
2. this is optional- Put a paper on top of the painted bubble wrap and press down to make a print of your bubble wrap painting

Variations:
1. Add shaving cream for added texture
2. Wrap your hands in the bubble wrap (like gloves) and paint with them on paper




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Squish Painting

Thursday, March 8th, 2012


Materials Needed:
Paint tempera works best biocolor also works really well with this
paper
squisher (pre made or BALLOONS work awesome!)

Instructions:
1. Place squisher in paint if you are using balloon make sure you only blow them up about half way
2. Make a print on your paper


Variations:
There are so many below we used loofah’s to make squish paintings

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