ART - ONLINE

"An artist cannot fail. It is a success just to be one".   -   Charles Horton Cooley

 

Now that everyone is home for an indefinite period, it is the perfect time to undertake some great art activities as a whole family. 

I have included some excellent art websites for all ages and you will be able to use materials that you are bound to have at home. As art shops will more than likely be closed, you should be able to find anything else that you need in the stationery section of Coles, Woolworths or Aldi. Don't forget to collect all the empty boxes, tins, newspapers, magazines, toilet rolls, (if you have them! Hee! Hee!), and egg cartons too!

You will need white paper, coloured paper, coloured markers, coloured pencils, erasers, rulers, paper scraps, tape, paints, brushes and pots.

Some activities will require materials that can be recycled, as well as as a wide variety of mixed media materials if you have them at home.

 

Every week I will be adding individual instruction notes showing you how to complete each specific art activity. There will be a simple materials list, a procedure list and an image of the finished product. Where necessary, I will also include an easy step by step video, that you can play and then freeze, while you catch up. The age listed for each activity is only a guide, so please give it a go no matter how old you are!

If you do not have some of the materials, do not stress. Just have fun drawing and creating your own original pieces of art work. The important thing is to have fun and be creative! Please bring your creations  back to school as I will love to see them.

Why not start an amazing family art gallery in your hallway or family room and really be creative and original. Above all, have lots of fun! 

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations when school returns. 

ART WEBSITES. -                                  

MATERIALS NEEDED:

Year Prep - Year 6

  1. Photocopy paper / thick white paper

  2. coloured scrap papers / cardboard scraps

  3. magazines / newspapers / foil

  4. PVA glue / gluesticks / masking tape

  5. scissors / pencils / rulers / erasers

  6. coloured markers / black markers / coloured pencils

  7. paints / brushes / water pots / cotton buds / sponges / detergents

  8. fabric scraps / felt scraps / wool scraps / nylon filling / cottonwool

  9. wax crayons / oil pastels

  10. paper bags / paper plates / plastic cups / paper cups / patty pan cases

  11. paper towel / plastic pockets / socks / hole punch

  12. leaves / twigs / flowers / grasses / sate sticks

  13. sequins / jewel stickers  / joggle eyes (only if you have them)

  14. 2L plastic milk bottle / shoe polish / balloon / hammer / rubber bands / popsticks / straws

  15. Vinegar / milk

  16. bubble mix / bubble wands

  17. food dyes / plastic bowls / cookie cutters

  18. sticky tape

  19. old books / old gloves

BEAUT BRACELETS!

Year 5 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. thick scrap cardboard

  2. paper cup

  3. ruler

  4. scissors

  5. pencil

  6. 7 strands / lengths of wool or embroidery thread

  7. button to join ends (optional)

   PROCEDURE:

  1.  Watch the YouTube video below for the loom instructions. 

  2.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAQhiYI48y4&feature=share

  3.  Cut the card circle, draw the lines and snip the 8 lines.

  4.  Make hole in centre, knot threads and pass through the hole. 

  5.  Move every third strand to the empty eighth slit.

  6.  You will gradually see woven bracelet appear at back of card.

  7.  When it's the correct length, cut, knot and tie it to your wrist.                        

YOU NAME IT!

Year 1 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.  Sheet of paper for the background.

  2.  Thick black markers

  3.  Coloured markers / coloured pencils / twistables / crayons

  4.  Stickers / shapes if you have them

  5.  Glitter pens if you have them

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Write your name in extra large cursive writing

  2.  Then write it again and again and again! Keep it large!

  3.  Try and overlap the letters / name as much as possible.

  4.  Colour the "closed" shapes. (Closed shapes have no opening) 

  5.  Start with the smallest closed shapes.

  6.  Now colour the largest areas. The same colour cannot touch!

  7.  Decorate with stickers / shapes / glitter pens if you have them.                       

MATISSE MAGIC!

PREP - YEAR 6

MATERIALS:

1.  A coloured sheet of paper.

2.  Scissors and glue stick.

3.  Coloured papers / old magazines / newspaper / tissue paper.

4.  Coloured markers.

5.  Look at the work of artist "Henri Matisse" online.

PROCEDURE:

1.  Draw each letter of your name on different coloured papers.

2.  Cut out each letter and keep in a safe place.

3.  Cut out such shapes as spirals, stars, wiggly strips etc.

4.  Glue these shapes onto the large background shape.

5.  Arrange the letters of your name on top of this sheet.

6.  Glue these letters down stretching them across the sheet.

6.  Use coloured markers to add more "Matisse" shapes.

 EGG CARTON MACHE!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. 1 egg carton (makes one bowl)

  2. medium glass bowl

  3. medium plastic bowl

  4. water

  5. hand beaters / bamix

PROCEDURE:

  1. Tear one egg carton into small pieces and leave in the bowl.

  2. Cover the egg  carton mix with water and leave overnight.

  3. The next day drain all the water from the bowl.

  4. Use the beaters / bamix to shred the mix to fine powder.

  5. Press the powdery mix into the plastic bowl.

  6. Make sure it is evenly spread all the way around. 

  7. Leave over night to dry. ( It comes away from the sides)

  8. Gently remove it from the plastic bowl.

  9. Watch the link below to see the whole process.

  10. http://mollymoocrafts.com/papier-mache-bowls/comment-page-1/#comment-115325

 TWO FACED!

YEAR 5 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   White paper for the background

  2.   Lead pencils / coloured pencils / charcoal (optional)

  3.   Eraser / ruler (optional)

  4.   Photocopy of your own face (front view) or.........

  5.   Magazine picture of your favourite singer (front view)

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Cut your photocopy / picture in half down the middle.

  2.   Glue one half on page and draw the missing half of the face.

  3.   Use the other half of the photocopy / picture as a guide.

  4.   Use your pencil to shade the grey areas to create a 3D look.

  5.   Use your ruler to measure the distances of the features 

  6.   Draw lightly at first so that it is easy to erase if you need to.

  7.   Keep grey or use your coloured pencils for hair / eyes / cheeks                

 NEWS TO ME!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Coloured background sheet

  2.    Newspaper sheets / magazine pages for decorations

  3.    Scissors / glue stick

  4.    Coloured scrap papers

  5.    Crayons, coloured pencils, thick black marker, pastels,

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Select an animal of your choice.

  2.    Draw the head / body on the newspaper with a thick marker.

  3.    Add the facial / body features and colour / decorate them.

  4.    Cut out the animal and glue it onto the background sheet.

  5.    Use the newspaper scraps to add hair, tail, mane, wings etc. 

  6.    These shapes could be folded, fringed, curled, slit, crumpled..

  7.    Glue to the head / body and decorate with crayons / pencils.            

 BEAUT BRACELETS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.    A4 sheets of white paper or magazines

  2.    watercolour paints / brushes / pot of water

  3.    ruler / pencil

  4.    Coloured markers (for decorating the bracelet)

  5.    Sticker jewels optional (for decorating the bracelet)

  6.    Scissors

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Watch the link below to make the bracelet.   

  2.  Highlight the link and then right mouse click.

  3.  https://picklebums.com/make-folded-paper-bracelets/

  

 CIRCLE TIME!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.    Lined sheet from and exercise book

  2.    Roll of masking tape or sticky tape

  3.    Thin black marker or grey lead pencil

  4.    Eraser

  5.    Coloured pencils, coloured markers, 

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Use the tape to trace several overlapping circles on the sheet.

  2.    Select three or four coloured markers / coloured pencils.

  3.    Start in the middle of the page to create your pattern.

  4.    On each line space, alternate block colour and line colour.

  5.    Same colours can touch and line / block areas can touch.

  6.    See if you can create you own pattern. It is very tricky though.    

EGGSCELLENT!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 6

MATERIALS:

  1.  boiled egg

  2.  paper towel sheet per egg

  3.  small elastic band

  4.  coloured food dyes

  5.  rubber gloves

  6.  metal baking tray

  7.  spray water bottle

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Place the egg in middle of the paper towel and wrap it up.

  2.  Tie it tight with the elastic band. 

  3.  Squirt droplets of different coloured dyes all over towel.

  4.  Squirt a little water to dampened the towel so it sticks.

  5.  Squeeze gently in your hand so that dye touches the shell. 

  5.  Leave to dry on the baking tray. Wash your gloves.

  6.  When dry remove the paper towel. Amazing!

  7.  Watch the link below to see the steps in detail.

  8.  https://onelittleproject.com/tie-dye-easter-eggs/

  9.  The paper towel will look beautiful too. Don't throw it away!

    

BOTTLE BUNNIES!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

MATERIALS:

  1.  1 x 1L or 1 x 2L plastic drink bottle

  2.  white / pink acrylic paint / brush / plate

  3.  sharp scissors

  4.  black / coloured permanent markers

  5.  soil if making a planter

  6.  plant if making a planter

  7.  cotton wool ball for a tail

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Watch the link below to see how to draw the bunny face.

  2.  https://hellocreativefamily.com/diy-easter-bunny-planters-                 made-from-upcycled-pop-bottles/ 

  3.  Once the bottle has been cut, paint the outside. Allow to dry.

  4.  Add the facial features with black and coloured markers.

  5.  Paint the insert of the ears. Glue on the cotton ball tail.

  6.  Add the soil , then the plant and carefully water.

  7.  Also great for pencils, pens, jewellery and treasures too!

  

 BOLD BUTTERFLIES! 

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

 https://onelittleproject.com/coffee-filter-butterflies/

  1.   Watch the video before starting the task.

  2.   2 sheets of paper towel or 2 coffee filters

  3.   Water-based coloured markers 

  4.   Water / pot / spray bottle

  5.   An eye dropper or small measuring spoon

  6.   1 pipe cleaner or paper strip 

 

  PROCEDURE:

   1.  Cut two circles form the paper towel, or use the coffee filters.

  2.   Colour symmetrical patterns over both the circles.

  3.   Use eye dropper / spoon to drop  water onto the circles.

  4.   When completely wet, let the circles dry on a tray or plate.

  5.   Fan-fold each circle about one finger thickness and press.

  6.   Hold the two circles together to create the double wings.

  7.   Use the pipe cleaner or paper strip to twist them together.

  8.   Twist two antennae at the tip of the pipe cleaners.

 JAPANESE NOTAN ART!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   1 square of coloured paper or newspaper

  2.   1 sheet of white background paper

  3.   Glue stick / scissors

  4.   Thin coloured markers

  5.    Grey lead pencil

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Lightly trace around the square on the background sheet.

  2.   On one side of the square trace a shape and cut it out.

  3.   Put the square and shape back in place on the traced square.

  4.   Now flip the shape you cut and glue it down. 

  5.   Repeat these steps on all four sides. Match carefully!!

  6.   Finally glue what is left of the square in place.

  7.   Use your coloured markers to decorate all the white areas.  

 VERY FISHY!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1.   White paper background sheet

  2.   Glue / scissors

  3.   Grey lead pencil

  4.   Magazines / coloured scrap papers

  5    Thick black marker

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Draw a large picture of an animal or a fish in pencil.

  2.   Add the fins, tails, eyes, mouth etc.in pencil.

  3.   For the background, tear only blue papers and glue.

  4.   Choose certain colours for the tail, fins etc.

  5.   Fill in the body of the fish with torn coloured papers.

  6.   Add the scales last so that they stand out.

  7.   Use black marker for the eyes / mouth and any other details.

  

 FLOWER POWER!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1.   Coloured papers or magazines

  2.   Glue stick / scissors / coloured markers

  3.   Paper to make a card

  4.   Patterned paper to make a vase

  5.   Buttons / sequins / stickers / jewels (optional) / 

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Watch this video first

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG7IhJSNap4

  2.   Always start with the simplest flower first.

  3.   Follow the instructions and cut out each flower.

  4.   Add different centres for the flowers using the buttons etc.

  5.   Cut out a vase from the coloured paper or magazines.

  6.   Fold paper to make a card for Mum.

  7.   Glue on the vase and the flowers and add stems and leaves.

 BEYOND THE BORDER!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.  White background sheet

  2.  Coloured pencils

  3. Grey lead pencil

  4. Eraser

  5. Glue stick

  6. Magazine picture / photocopy of a picture

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Cut out the picture / photocopy leaving parts of it missing.

  2. The picture / photocopy should be a square or rectangle.

  3. Glue picture / photocopy in middle of the white background.

  4. Use a pencil to continue the drawing, using original as a guide.

  5. Colour the drawn image in coloured pencils.

  6. Keep the colours the same as the original picture / photocopy.

  

 ELMER THE ELEPHANT!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. 1 x IL or 2L plastic milk bottle.

  2. Scissors / black marker

  3. Clear glue or wallpaper paste

  4. Magazine / coloured paper /tissue paper scraps

  5. Card / masking tape

  6. Joggle eyes (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the video link below.

  2. http://mykidcraft.com/patchwork-milk-carton-elephant/

  3. Get mum or dad to cut off the bottom of the bottle

  4. Draw two semi circles on the side and cut out to create legs.

  5. Cut out two ears from the card and tape to the body.

  6. Spread glue all over and paste on scraps over the body / ears.

  7. Cut out eyes from the scrap paper and glue on.

 WORMS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. White paper / card for the background

  2. Black marker / pencil / eraser

  3. Coloured markers / coloured pencils

  4. White coloured pencil (optional but looks amazing)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the video below

  2. https://artbyro.com/how-to-draw-op-art-tubes-easy/

  3. Follow the instructions carefully.

  4. After you have coloured the shapes, add white to highlight.

  5. Shade the white pencil in the middle section of each "worm".

  6. It creates a 3D look to each "worm" segment. 

  7. Trace the lines in black pen one more time to create a shadow.

  

 HOT POTATO! HOT POTATO!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. 1 potato cut in half (makes two monsters)

  2. Sate sticks / old pencils / coloured markers

  3. Cotton buds small brushes

  4. Coloured paints / saucer

  5. Background paper – coloured / white

  6. Joggle eyes (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Pour the paint onto a small plate.

  2. Cut the potato in half, (ask mum or dad for help!)

  3. Use sate sticks / old pencils to scratch patterns on flat side.

  4. Dip potato into the paint and press onto the background sheet.

  5. Use the cotton bud to add arms / legs / antennae / face etc.

  6. Decorate the alien with the coloured markers when dry.

  7. Glue on the joggle eyes if you have them.

OPTICAL ILLUSIONS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. Grey lead pencil

  2. Coloured pencils / coloured markers

  3. White paper

  4. Eraser

  5. Ruler

  6. White coloured pencil (optional but looks amazing)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the video below

  2. https://artbyro.com/how-to-draw-an-op-art-bullseye/

  3. Follow the instructions carefully.

  4. For a different look draw wavy lines and don’t use a ruler!

  5. After you have coloured the shapes, add white to highlight.

  6. Shade the white pencil in the middle section of each shape.

  7. It creates a 3D look to each segment. 

  8. Trace the lines in black pen one more time to create a shadow.

  

 WHAT'S NEWS?!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. Large sheet of white background paper

  2. Magazines and newspapers

  3. PVA glue watered down in a pot / brush

  4. White paint watered down in a pot / brush

  5. Black paint or thick black marker

  6. Scissors

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Google the work of German artist, Peter Keil.

  2. Have a close look at his bold black outlined faces.

  3. Cut rectangles / squares from the magazines / newspapers.

  4. Glued shapes in neat rows until background is covered.

  5. Draw a face / features with thin black paint. Allow to dry.

  6. Be big and bold just like Keil’s faces.

  7. Paint the background with the watered down white paint.

 CLOWNING AROUND!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. Large background sheet

  2. Black and white photocopy / print of your face

  3. Scrap fabrics / pencil / wool scraps optional

  4. Coloured paints / pots / brushes

  5. Plastic lid for the nose.

  6. Coloured paper scraps / magazines

  7. Scissors / glue stick / PVA glue (for fabric / wool)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Print / photocopy an A4 picture of your face.

  2. Cut it out and glue it on to the background.

  3. Make a costume / bow from the fabric scrap. Glue on to body.

  4. Paint the hair, mouth and eyebrows and let dry.

  5. Glue on the cap for the nose with PVA glue.

  6. Make a hat from the coloured scrap paper. Glue on the head.

  7. Finger-paint the white background to complete the picture.

  

 MASK! TASK!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. Cardboard- thin / thick / corrugated varieties

  2. Scissors

  3. Black marker / coloured markers

  4. Hot glue gun /or PVA

  5. Pastels - Oil and chalk variety

  6. Paints / pot / brush (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Go to this website and read through all the steps.

  2. https://www.handmakery.com/2015/03/masks-in-the-making/

  3. Gather all the cardboard you can find and cut pieces.

  4. You can glue layers together to make some pieces thick.

  5. Make the eyes really large so that they stand out well.

  6. Colour your pieces with chalks, pastels, paints or markers.

  7. Cut out your shapes and arrange before gluing them down.

  8. You can even add some real earrings to your crazy ears!!!

 PAPER BATIK!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. white copier paper

  2. coloured wax crayons

  3. black shoe polish (liquid polish works the best!)

  4. paper towels or a soft cloth.

  5. coloured paper for a background and a glue stick.(optional)

  6. masking / sticky tape for tiny repairs

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw your design on the copy paper in pencil.

  2. Colour your design thickly with the coloured wax crayons.

  3. Avoid dark colours such as black and dark blue.

  4. Crumple the paper into a tight ball and squeeze really firmly.

  5. Repeat this step at least three times. This step cracks the wax.

  6. Unfold and smooth out. Repair tears with tape on wrong side.

  7. Rub over the crayon with the shoe polish and wipe off quickly.

  8. If using cream polish, dip cloth in polish and rub over gently.

  9. The polish will rub off the wax but sink in the cracks in wax.

  10. Glue picture onto a large coloured sheet of paper to display. 

 SURPRISE!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. white paper

  2. coloured markers 

  3. black marker / pencil

  4. coloured scrap papers, stickers, sequins etc.

  5. downloaded template that you must print out

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the video below.

  2. https://10minutesofqualitytime.com/surprise-expressions/

  3. Download / print the face template which makes two bodies

  4. Draw your expressions in pencil and ten outline in black pen.

  5. Colour the body and decorate using scrap papers etc.

  6. Can you make a family of surprise expressions?

 

 ZENTANGLE HAIR!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. white paper

  2. black markers of varying thicknesses

  3. photo of your face that you have printed out

  4. scissors / glue stick

  5. coloured markers (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Google / print out some zentangle patterns for reference.

  2. Cut out your face leaving no hair visible.

  3. Glue face in the middle of background sheet in landscape. 

  4. Draw pencil lines coming out from face to the edge of paper.

  5. Draw zentangle patterns in each of these shapes with pens.

  6. You can repeat patterns but they cannot touch each other.

  7. Make sure to colour some patterns to make it look bold!

 MOO!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 2

  MATERIALS:

  1. white paper plate

  2. black markers or black paint / pot / brush

  3. pink paper

  4. scissors / glue stick / pencil

  5. white card scrap / wool scraps

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Fold plate in half and crease firmly.

  2. Draw the head / horns on the card in pencil and cut out.

  3. Paint or colour the cow's face markings.

  4. Cut out the pink nose section and glue onto the face.

  5. Glue face onto the plate and add joggle eyes (optional)

  6. Decorate the 4 legs and glue inside the plate .

  7. Add a tail and a cow bell if you like!

  8. Try making a unicorn, a horse or a llama maybe?

 FINGER IT OUT!!

YEAR 5 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. two different coloured balls of wool

  2. joggle eyes / glue

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the video below

  2. https://youtu.be/8le6uACoUPI

  3. glue the joggle eyes on when complete

  4. They make awesome gifts and book marks

  5. Make a long one and a wrap around bracelet!

 BUTTERFLY MAGIC!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. background sheet of paper

  2. sheet of photcopy paper

  3. scissors / glue stick

  4. black marker

  5. coloured strips of paper / strips of magazines / newspaper

  6. jewels / sequins (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Fold the photocopy paper in half landscape mode.

  2. Draw half a butterfly starting at the fold. Cut it out.

  3. When you open it out you will see a complete butterfly.

  4. Glue the butterfly on the background sheet and trace in black.

  5. Cut a large pile of paper strips all the same size.

  6. Using symmetry, glue the strips in rows matching sides.

  7. Do not go over the drawn edge of the butterfly.

  8. Glue jewels / sequins on the body if you have them.

 LICHTENSTEINS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. background sheet of paper

  2. black marker / pencil / eraser

  3. coloured paints / plate / thin brushes (optional)

  4. cotton buds 

  5. coloured markers / coloured pencils

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Click on the link and see the artwork of Roy Lichtenstein

  2. https://codesignmag.com/graphic-design/illustration/illustration-pop-art-wonder-woman-2/

  3. Draw a self portrait in pencil on the background sheet.

  4. Trace over the pencil in thick black marker.

  5. Colour everything in coloured pencils including background.

  6. Dip cotton buds into the paint and stamp over each area

  7. If you do not have paint, colour the spots in coloured pencils.

 PAPER SCULPTURES!

YEAR PREP- YEAR 2

  MATERIALS:

  1. black background sheet of paper

  2. glue / scissors

  3. coloured strips of paper / magazine strips / newspaper strips

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Cut all the papers into long strips about 2cm thick.

  2. Use the scissors to make small 1cm snips all along the strip.

  3. These snips could be one or two fingers apart.

  4. When done, fold one piece forward and one piece backwards

  5. Do this all along the strip and repeat for all the others too.

  6. Choose one strip and start gluing one piece at a time.

  7. Make sure they make interesting wavy movements.

  8. Do this with all your strips. They can touch each other too!

 HAVE A CUPPA!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 5

  MATERIALS:

  1. one small foam or paper cup

  2. scissors

  3. pencil

  4. coloured wools

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Turn the cup upside down.

  2. Use pencil to make an ODD number of dots around the rim.

  3. Try and make these dots as evenly spaced as possible.

  4. 9 dots is usually a great number for cup weaving.

  5. Carefully snip from the dot to the bottom of the cup.

  6. Leave about one finger space from the bottom just in case.

  7. You could draw pencil lines first if you are a bit nervous!

  8. For first row you start  weaving the wool in front then behind, in front then behind until you get back where you started.

  9. Keep the wool pulled firm and smooth.

  10. Next row it is behind and then in front, behind and in front.

  11. Tie a knot to join a new colour of wool. A great pencil holder!

 FEELING TORN!

YEAR 5 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. find a picture from a magazine or a newspaper 

  2. sheet of paper for the background 

  3. pencil / eraser

  4. glue stick

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Carefully tear a thin strip down the middle of the face.

  2. Glue one side of the face on the background sheet.

  3. Replace the torn section but do not glue it down.

  4. Glue the other side of the face on the background sheet.

  5. Remove the torn section but keep it so you can refer to it.

  6. Draw the missing section with your pencil.

  7. Make sure to shade carefully and colour if needed.

  8. This can also be done with any picture even coloured.

  9. Bin the middle section when finished. 

 JUST FACE IT!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. black piece of background paper

  2. scissors / glue stick

  3. coloured paper scraps

  4. magazine pages

  5. pencil / eraser

   PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw a face on the black sheet with the pencil.

  2. Decide on a colour to outline the face.

  3. Cut thin strips of that colour and glue on top of the pencil line.

  4. For yellow hair, find all the yellow papers in the magazines.

  5. Cut and glue them on to make a hairstyle of your choice.

  6. Continue doing this until all facial features have been done.

  7. You can even cut out letters of your name if the face is you!

FACE TIME!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 2

  MATERIALS:

  1. cardboard scraps 

  2. scissors / glue stick / PVA glue

  3. coloured paper scraps

  4. fabric scraps / feathers / pipcleaners / straws / ribbons

  5. Background white paper (thick

PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw a face on piece of cardboard and cut it out.

  2. Glue on the white paper and add a neck from the scraps.

  3. Using all the collage materials that you have found create the face, hair and clothing if you have the room.

  4. See if you can make the make the whole face and body without using any markers or pens. WOW!

AN APPLE A DAY!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. Fresh fruit or vegetables

  2. Coloured pencils / coloured pastels

  3. White paper 

  4. Eraser pencil

  5. Backcground paper (black looks best)

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Place the fruit on a stand so you can see it clearly.

  2. List how many colours you can actually see on scrap paper.

  3. Find these colours amongst your pastels or pencils.

  4. Start at the top of the fruit and work down.

  5. Colour what your eyes see not what you think it shoud be.

  6. White is an important shade to show a shiny surface.

  7. To create depth, one side of the fruit is darker than the other. t

  8. Mix pastels together on scrap paper to get the exact colour.

PRINT IT!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. A4  picture / photograph / print out (maybe your pet?)

  2. white A4 sheet of paper

  3. water based black marker (not permanent) 

  4. A4 plastic pocket (the ones that fit in a ring-binder)

  5. damp sponge

  6. paints / coloured markers / coloured pencils

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Place the image inside the plastic pocket .

  2. Trace all the main lines with the water-based marker.

  3. Use the sponge to slightly dampen the white paper. 

  4. Place the damp paper on top of the traced image.

  5. Press carefully so that the paper does not slip on the plastic. 

  6. Carefully peel the paper off the plastic pocket.

  7. You will see that a print has been taken.

  8. Trace over the faint lines and colour! Take more prints!

SUNCATCHERS!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. A coloured plastic plate or a plain paper plate

  2. Paint / coloured markers to decorate plain plate

  3. small square of clear contact paper 

  4. scissors

  5. hole punch / wool

  6. flowers / leaves / grasses 

  7. black marker

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Decorate rim of the plain paper plate with markers / paints.

  2. Cut out the inside of the plate. (Mum / Dad will help you).

  3. Place this circle on top of the square of contact.

  4. Draw around circle leaving 3cm border. Needs to be bigger.

  5. Cut out the larger circle on the contact.

  6. Peel the backing off and attach it to the back of the plate.  

  7. The sticky side of the contact should be at the front.

  8. Gently stick the flowers / leaves / grasses on the sticky side.

  9. Make a hole at the top of the plate and hang using some wool.

  10. Hang it in front of a window so that it catches the sunlight.

NO SEW CUSHION!

YEAR 5 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. two squares of coloured fabric. (t-shirt material is perfect!)

  2. sharp scissors

  3. thin black marker

  4. heart shape to trace 

  5. black marker

  6. nylon filling

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below which explains how to cut it out.

  2. http://everydaylaura.com/2019/01/18/how-to-make-a-no-sew-heart-pillow/

  3. Cut out the two heart shapes.

  4. Cut small snips all the way around.

  5. Start knotting the two strips / strands together firmly.

  6. When nearly complete, add with the filling.

  7. Finish knotting the rest of the strips to close up the heart. 

  8. You could do a circle instead of a heart and decorate it!

     

NEWSPAPER FLOWERS!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. sheets of newspaper

  2. paints / brushes / water pot

  3. scissors 

  4. pencil 

  5. a large button 

  6. piece of wire (remove paper / plastic from a garbage tie)

  7. three different size circle shapes - glass, saucer, small plate 

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below which also explains what to do.

  2. https://youtu.be/5NK4qYJpGzg?list=PL2vt_TPKQbZpUYcEZ6YKCGSBw_HaNL1Yc f

  3. On newspaper, trace 2 glass circles, 3 saucer circles, 2 plates.

  4. Paint each circle making sure to paint the edges really well.

  5. Use more than one colour on each circle for a great effect. 

  6. Allow to dry and then stack circles in order of size.

  7. Poke wire through the button and then through all the layers

  8. You could use the point of the scissors to make a tiny hole.

  9. Fasten the wire at the back so it doesn't come undone.

  10. Crush each circle / petal and then slightly open them outwards. 

 

MANDELA TURTLES!

YEAR 1- YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. print out your favourite mandala pattern from the link below

  2. https://coloringfolder.com/mandala/#main

  3. scissors 

  4. pencil 

  5. coloured markers 

  6. gluestick

  7. scrap white thick paper

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Use coloured markers to decorate the "turtle shell".

  2. Fold some thick white paper into four and draw one flipper.

  3. Draw a turtle head on some thick white scrap paper.

  4. Decorate the head and flippers and cut out carefully.

  5. Cut out the shell when it has been completely coloured. 

  6. Snip a straight line from the edge to the centre.

  7. Overlap slightly and then glue down where it has been cut.

  8. This will create a raised shell or a flattened cone shape.

  9. Glue on the flippers and the head.

BALLOON BOWLS!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. one balloon

  2. one container to hold the balloon

  3. magazine scraps / paper scraps / fabric scraps 

  4. scissors 

  5. watered down PVA glue / brush / pot

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Blow up the balloon and knot the end.

  2. How much you blow it up will effect the size of the bowl.

  3. Place the balloon knot down in the container.

  4. Paint glue over the top third of the balloon.

  5. Glue at least 4 or 5 layers paper / fabric squares / rectangles

  6. Allow to dry and then pop the balloon. Remove it.

  7. Trim the edge or rim of the  balloon until it is straight / neat.

  8. Glue more shapes all around the rim to strengthen it. 

  9. If it is a paper bowl, you could paint the inside to finish it off.

WILD WARHOLS!

YEAR 3- YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. large sheet of background paper

  2. print 4 photos of your face in black and white 

  3. scissors 

  4. gluestick

  5. coloured pencils

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Google the work of pop artist Andy Warhol.

  2. Look at his Marilyn Monroe screen prints.

  3. Print / photocopy 4 photos of your face in black and white 

  4. Cut them out and glue them touching on the background.

  5. Use your coloured pencils to colour skin /  facial features.

  6. Colour your hair in four different colours too.  

  7. Shade the background too. Be wild with your colour choice!

BUNNY BAGS!

YEAR PREPS - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. small lunch paper bags

  2. string / raffia / wool / cord 

  3. gluestick

  4. coloured markers

  5. cotton wool

  6. small Easter eggs (yum!)

  7. pencil

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Flatten the bag so tht the opening is at the top.

  2. In Landscape mode, fold the bag in half and open  out.

  3. Place a dot on the fold line in the middle of the bag.

  4. Draw a line from the top left point / corner to the dot.

  5. Draw a line from the top right point / corner to the dot.

  6. You will see a giant pencil "V" shape on the front of the bag.

  7. Cut on the pencil lines to form the two bunny ears.

  8. Draw on the face and add the cotton wool to the ears.

  9. Add your treasures inside and tie a tight bow below the ears. 

BIT FISHY!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. piece of thick cardboard

  2. cooking foil 

  3. gluestick

  4. coloured sharpies

  5. scissors

  6. pencil

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw a large fish shape on a piece of thick card.

  2. Cut out fish shape. (Mum / Dad will help if it is hard to do).

  3. Wrap the cardboard shape in foil and glue at the back.

  4. Smooth the front being careful not to tear the foil.

  5. Use your permanent markers to decorate the fish.

  6. Add scales, eyes, mouth and markings on the fins and tail. 

SOCK IT TO ME!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. one old sock

  2. 6 x medium size rubber bands 

  3. nylon filling / padding

  4. scissors / PVA glue

  5. black sharpie

  6. fabric scraps / felt scraps

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below to see how to tie the rubber bands.

  2. https://www.thejerseymomma.com/2016/02/how-to-make-no-sew-sock-puppets.html

  3. Once you have padded the dog add the facial features.

  4. Draw the eyes with black marker or use felt scraps. / glue

  5. Draw the nose / mouth with black marker or use felt scraps.

  6. Make a scarf or collar with felt / fabric scraps. 

HAMMERED!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. one hammer

  2. one breadboard

  3. a collection of flowers (bright colours transfer the best) 

  4. a collection of ferns / leaves

  5. thick white paper (water colour paper would be amazing!)

  6. paper towel or baking paper

  7. masking tape

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Place the breadboard on the table

  2. Place the white paper on the board and tape down.

  3. Cut off stems. Arrange flowers face down on the paper.

  4. Place the paper towel on top of the flowers.

  5. Tape down at top so that it does not slip when hammering.

  6. Gently hammer the flowers until quite flat.

  7. Check by lifting the paper towel.

  8. Add the leaves and hammer them too.

  9. Cut out the print and make into a card or framed picture.

POINTILISM!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. white A4 sheet of paper

  2. pencil / eraser

  3. coloured markers

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Google the work of French artist, Georges Serat.

  2. He is very famous for his artwork that comprises of dots.

  3. This form of art is called "Pointilism"

  4. Draw a landscape that has hills, sky, trees and even a lake. 

  5. Each part of the landscape has to be a different colour. 

  6. For a challenge, choose 3 colours to form one hill etc.

  7. To create shading, use dark colours very close together.

  8. In the picture to the right, you will see how they stand out!

  9. When finished, rub out any pencil showing.

LEAF IT TO ME!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. white A4 sheet of paper

  2. pencil / eraser / black marker

  3. coloured pencils

  4. collection of Autumn leaves

  5. PVA glue / brush 

  6. white scrap paper / scissors 

  7. scrap coloured papers / scrap fabrics

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw a large face in pencil and add all the facial features.

  2. Trace the features in black and colour the face with pencils.

  3. Cut a small strip of white paper, bend it and glue for the nose

  4. Add clothing using scrap papers / fabrics / coloured pencils.

  5. Spread the PVA glue with a brush around the head.

  6. Arrange the leaves around the head and press. Allow to dry.

GOD'S EYES!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. coloured wools

  2. two pop sticks or two thin twigs

  3. 4 wooden beads (optional) for the twig ends

  4. 4 sequins / jewel stickers (optional) if using popsticks

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the Youtube video below to get started.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=X53ZXcHoR_c&feature=emb_logo

  3. Join new colours by knotting the wool ends together.

  4. Choose colours carefully as that  can really make a difference.

  5. When finished, add the wooden beads to the ends of twigs.

  6. When finished, glue the sequins to the ends of the pop sticks.

SNAKES ALIVE!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. sheet of white paper

  2. pencil

  3. black marker

  4. coloured markers

  PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw two / three snakes in pencil that stretch across page.

  2. Select two / three coloured markers that look great together.

  3. Start at the top of the page in the middle of the page.

  4. With colour number one, draw a line straight down from top.

  5. When you reach the first snake body, curve the line.

  6. Continue straight until you reach the next snake body.

  7. Repeat the same steps until you reach bottom of page.

  8. Use the next two colours in the same way. (Three in total)

  9. When the page is filled, add the eyes and fangs to complete.

BANGLE BLING!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. different coloured wools

  2. three straws for wide bangle, two straws for a narrow bangle.

  3. masking tape

  4. scissors

  5. sequins (optional) / PVA glue

PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below to see how to start the weaving.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMoaom2qyGI

  3. When you have woven the length you need tie off with knots.

  4. Glue or sew on sequins.

  5. The straw weaving also makes a great book mark too! 

BUNNY BUNTINGS!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. sheets of white photocopy paper

  2. coloured markers

  3. scissors

  4. PVA glue / brush

  5. black marker

  6. string or wool

PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below to see how to fan-fold the body.

  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jSEUTgCVfM

  3. When you have glued the fan-folded body allow to dry.

  4. Cut out the two ears, two eyes, nose and feet.

  5. Colour with cloured markers.

  6. Glue all the body parts with PVA glue. Allow to dry.

  7. A bunting is a string of small flags. Make a bunny bunting.

  8. Hang your bunnies with string or wool.

NO-SEW BUNNY!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 5

  MATERIALS:

  1. one small sock

  2. three small elastic bands

  3. nylon filling / padding

  4. small thin ribbon

  5. thin black marker

  6. coloured markers

PROCEDURE:

  1. Watch the link below to see how to make the body.

  2. https://www.brisbanekids.com.au/no-sew-sock-bunny-easter-craft/

  3. When you have made the body, draw on face with markers.

  4. Tie the ribbon tightly around the neck.

  5. Pop bunny in a little basket or nest if you have one already.

  6. Scatter with small eggs for a lovely table centre-piece.

SCRATCH AND SEE!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. thick white paper

  2. coloured wax crayons or oils pastels

  3. sate stick / paper clip / scissor tip etc.

  4. small pot of black paint / brush

  5. a few drops of dishwashing detergent.

​  ​PROCEDURE:

  1. Colour the sheet in thick coloured crayon. No white showing.

  2. Try to avoid really dark colours like black, navy or brown.

  3. Add the detergent to the pot of black paint and stir well. 

  4. Paint the black paint over the entire crayon page.

  5. Allow to dry well. 

  6. Scratch your design with the stick / clip / scissor tip etc.

PRETTY PRINTS!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 2

  MATERIALS:

  1. thick white paper

  2. coloured water-based markers

  3. leaves with large veins / markings on the underside

​  ​PROCEDURE:

  1. Turn the leaf over to the "wrong" side / underside.

  2. Use the coloured markers to colour each section.

  3. The ink will sit on the surface of the leaf and not soak in.

  4. However, if you are in a warm room work quickly.

  5. Place the white paper on top of the leaf and rub gently.

  6. Do not let the leaf slip or the image will be blurred.

  7. Repeat with other leaves and other colours.

MAKE A PRINT!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. thick black or coloured paper. Not white though. 

  2. collection of "veiny" leaves

  3. white paint / brush / pot

  4. chalk pastels

  5. coloured pencils

​  ​PROCEDURE:

  1. Place a thin coat of white paint on one leaf.

  2. Place it face down on the paper and press lightly.

  3. Repeat this step with the other leaves, but leave a gap.

  4. The leaves must not touch each other.

  5. When dry, colour the gaps on leaves with coloured pencils.

  6. Do not colour over the white printed area on the leaf.

  7. Smudge the chalk pastels around the leaves. No touching!

  8. Or you could also sponge coloured paints around the leaves.

FRUIT SALAD MAMA!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 5

  MATERIALS:

  1. white sheet of paper for the background

  2. sheets from magazines

  3. thin black marker

  4. pencil / eraser

  5. gluestick

​  ​PROCEDURE:

  1. Sketch three pears sitting on a table.

  2. Look in all the magazines for different shades of green.

  3. Cut them into small squares.

  4. Repeat this step for the background and the table.

  5. To colour pears, choose light coloured greens for right side.

  6. Next choose dark coloured greens for the left side.

  7. Fill in the table and background using the same method.

  8. Make sure that the squares do not touch each  other.

  9. Draw the stem in thin black marker.

GARLIC BULBS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. white sheet of A5 paper for the background

  2. thin black marker

  3. pencil / eraser

  4. coloured pencils

PROCEDURE:

  1. On the white sheet, spread dots all over the page.

  2. Using your thin black pen, join the dots with a curved line.

  3. Draw as many lines as you can and as close as you can.

  4. Try to draw at least 16 lines from one dot to another.

  5. This will create a shape that looks like a garlic bulb.

  6. If the dots are very close, it may be difficult to draw 16 lines.

  7. Once you have done this, move on to the next dot.  

  8. If you like, you can colour each bulb in a different colour.

STITCH IN TIME!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. washed black meat tray

  2. sharp pencil

  3. plastic needle or large blunt darning needle

  4. thick coloured wools

PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw your design on the meat tray with pencil.

  2. Make deep holes evenly spaced along these lines.

  3. Thread your needle with the wool and tie a knot on the end.

  4. Use a running stitch to sew through the holes that you made.

  5. If changing colours, tie a knot on the wrong side of the tray.

  6. Always pull the thread tight so the stitches sit neat and flat.

  7. To see what other stitches you can do, watch the link below.

  8. https://makezine.com/2016/03/22/5-basic-stitches-you-need-know-plus-textile-tips/

IT'S HAIR-RAISING!

YEAR PREP - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. white sheet of paper

  2. photocopy of face 

  3. one straw

  4. scissors / gluestick

  5. eye-dropper or small  spoon

  6. different colours of food dye (one will be fine though)

  7. water pots / water

PROCEDURE:

  1. Cut off the hair from the photocopy.

  2. Glue face onto the background in the middle.

  3. On the left side of the face, squeeze 3 or 4 droplets of dye.

  4. Make sure these droplets are not on the face but very close.

  5. Use the straw to blow the dye away from the face.

  6. You may have to add more droplets if necessary.

  7. Repeat these steps all around the face. 

  8. Change colours to create a rainbow effect

  9. Tip: Thee closer you blow tto the dye the easier it will spread.

  10. Tip: Don't blow too hard, too long or you will become dizzy!!!!

DANGLING DIORAMAS!

YEAR 2 - YEAR 3

  MATERIALS:

  1. old shoe box or cereal box

  2. scrap papers

  3. cord / string

  4. cardboard scraps

  5. coloured markers

  6. paints / brushes / water pots (optional)

  7. thin black parker

  8. gluestick / scissors

PROCEDURE:

  1. Click on the link and watch the step by step instructions.

  2. http://krokotak.com/2014/05/swing-from-an-empty-shoe-box/

  3. Create a painted or papered background inside the box.

  4. Create a person from the paper scraps and decorate.

  5. Make the card swing seat and thread the cord / string.

  6. Attach the swing to the top of the box and tie off.

  7. Seat the person and glue the hands to the cord / string.

LEAF IT ALONE!

YEAR 3 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. collection of dry leaves (gum leaves are the best) 

  2. permanent markers if you do not have paint

  3. or paints - black, browns, white, / thin brushes / pots

  4. thick black marker / permanent coloured markers (optional)

  5. thick white marker (optional)

  6. PVA glue (optional)

  7. thick card / paper background

  8. picture frame from Kmart! (Box frames look fabulous!)

PROCEDURE:

  1. If leaves are dry they will be brown and easier to colour.

  2. Use these leaf samples to create your own patterns

  3. White paint / white marker looks amazing!

  4. Outline shapes / patterns in black! Looks amazing too!

  5. Glue leaves on the background and allow them to dry.

  6. Frame it and hang.

  7. Tip: markers are much easier to use than paints.

  8. Tip: when you go for your walk take a bag to collect leaves.

WARHOL WARRIORS!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. coloured  papers / patterned papers

  2. magazines / newspapers

  3. action photo of yourself

  4. collection of dry leaves (gum leaves are the best) 

  5. scissors / gluestick

  6. black background sheet

  7. coloured markers

PROCEDURE:

  1. Google the work of pop artist Andy Warhol.

  2. Look at his artwork showing multiple copies of Elvis Presley.

  3. Glue rectangles of plain, patterned, mags, newspaper at top.

  4. Put glue at the top of photocopy and glue to pile of papers.

  5. Gluing at the top means the layers won't slip  when cutting.

  6. Cut around your body through the 5 layers without slipping!

  7. Glue all the shapes on the background, overlapping slightly.

  8. If you like, decorate the plain paper body with markers.

POLY PRINTS!

YEAR 1 - YEAR 4

  MATERIALS:

  1. washed meat / vegetable tray

  2. thick pencils

  3. white paper

  4. kitchen sponge chopped in quarters

  5. paints / plate

PROCEDURE:

  1. Lightly draw your design on the bottom of the plate.

  2. With a thick pencil, press heavily over your drawn design.

  3. Try not to make holes in the polystyrene tray. 

  4. Dip sponge in paint and wipe colour in some areas of tray.

  5. The paint should be thin so that it does not fill the grooves.

  6. Repeat this step with a new sponge and two new colours.

  7. With the last clean sponge, wipe whole plate so it is smoothe.

  8. Gently place on the white paper without moving it.

  9. Press the inside of the tray and then gently remove the plate.

  10. The print  will now be visible. Well done!

  11. You can make many new prints. Keep experimenting!

FLUTTER BY!

Year Prep- Year 2

  MATERIALS:

  1. 2 paper / plastic plates

  2. ​1 chenille stem / pipcleaner

  3. piece of wool to hang 

  4. coloured papers

  5. black paper for body

  6. gluestick / scissors  

  7. stapler / masking tape

  8. pencil

PROCEDURE:

  1. Draw the shape of the wing on one plate. Cut it out.

  2. Place this wing on the other plate and trace around it.

  3. Cut this wing out too. (Mum or Dad will help)

  4. Look at the picture to see howto overlap the two wings.

  5. Staple them together.

  6. Cut out shapes from the paper scrap and glue to wings.

  7. Cut out a body from the black paper and glue on. 

  8. Bend the chenille stem and tape the feeler at the back.

  9. Tape a loop of wool so you can hang it in front of a window.

ROCK AND ROLLING!

Year 4 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.  Magazine sheets (look for bright colours)

  2.  Scissors

  3.  PVA glue​

  4.  pipe cleaner to make the bracelet

  5.  straw to roll strips

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Watch the link below to see how to roll the strips.

  2.   https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/27998/diy-jewelry.

  3.   The strips should be tall triangles. It doesn't say this!

  4.   Glue before you roll strips to prevent the paper slipping.

  5.   The pipecleaner is threaded through to make the bracelet.

  6.   Thread with wool if you want to make a necklace.

  5.   If you want to make a blue bracelet , only cut blue strips.

OUT OF PROPORTION!

Year 4 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   Coloured papers for the clothing / hair

  2.   Skin coloured papers for the face and hands

  3.   Glue, scissors, pencil, black marker, 

  4.   White paper for the shoes and the background

  5.   Pastels / crayons to colour the shoes / clothing / face / hands

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Trace your hands on skin coloured paper and cut out both.

  2.   Trace your shoes on to the white paper and cut out both.

  3.   Draw a small face on the skin coloured paper and cut out.

  4.   Cut hair from coloured paper and glue on to the face.

  5.   Cut out a small body from the coloured paper and decorate.

  6.   Glue the head and body on to the back ground sheet.

  7.   Glue on the shoes  and the hands and outline everything.                 

MY COLOURING BOOK!

Year 4 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1.   picture of your family saved on your computer

  2.   printer / paper

  3.   coloured pencils / twistable crayons

    PROCEDURE:

  1.   Find a family picture and copy / paste it in a WORD doc. 

  2.   Click on the pic. Now click "Format" at the top, then click 

        "Wrap text" nearby and then "in front of text"  

  3.   Drag the pic from the corner dot so it fills the entire page.

  4.   Click Format again, then "artistic effects" on the top right.

  5.   Click the face that looks the lightest in colour. Your picture            will now change to look very light with thin lines.

  6.   Print it out. It will look like a colouring book picture.

  7.  Colour the picture using your coloured pencils.                 

FOILED AGAIN!

Year 3 - Year 5

  MATERIALS:

  1.   A4 sheet of kitchen foil

  2.   scissors

  3.   black permanent marker

  4.   plasticine (optional)

    PROCEDURE:

  1.   Watch the link below to see how to cut the foil.

  2.   Chttps://nurturestore.co.uk/giacometti-sculpture-art-project- for-kidslick  (scroll to the bottom to see it)

  3.   As you cut th first line, twist to form the limb.

  4.   Repeat these steps until the whole body has been formed.

  5.   Draw some sketches to see which pose you want to use.

  6.   Bend the limbs to create the pose. (no banana arms!!!)

  7.   Press the feet into the plasticine if you want him to stand.   

  8.   Make another one to create a scene - two wrestlers?              

MILK CARTON MAGIC!

Year 3 - Year 5

  MATERIALS:

  1.   I x 1L or 1 x 2L milk carton / orange carton

  2.   A4 paper / scissors / masking tape

  3.   black permanent marker / pencil

  4.   paints / brushes / plate

  5.   soils and little plant

    PROCEDURE:

  1.  Wash milk carton and dry it.

  2.  Cut A4 paper in half in landscape mode.

  3.  Wrap the paper around the carton  touching the bottom.

  4.  Trace the top of the paper all the way around the carton. 

  5.  Remove the paper and now draw the ears. They could be               just in the front or they could go around the side.

  6.  Trace over everything in black pen and cut out. 

  7.  Paint the carton and add the facial features. 

  8.  Add soil and plant or add a glass with flowers and water. 

MONSTER MASH!

Year Prep - Year 3

  MATERIALS:

  1.   toilet rolls, lunch wrap rolls, pringle container etc.

  2.   coloured scrap papers / scissors / glue stick

  3.   black permanent marker / pencil

  4.   joggle eyes, wool scraps, stickers, pipe-cleaners

  5.   coloured markers

  6.   PVA glue if you are gluing the monster family together

  PROCEDURE:

  1.  Wrap the coloured paper around the tube and trim.

  2.  Glue the paper to the roll and trip any rough edges.

  3.  Add the joggle eyes, stickers, papers to create the face.

  4.  Use crumpled paper strips, wool, paper for the hair. 

  5.  Make the mouth look really creepy and scary!

  6.  Glue all the monsters together to make a great container               for all your pencils on your desk. They won't topple over.

  7.  If you haven't got joggle eyes, cut out paper circles & glue. 

BEING TRANSPARENT!

Year 5 - Year 6

  MATERIALS:

  1. photo print out of yourself or family member

  2. lightweight white paper

  3. a plastic pocket

  4. thin black permanent pen

  5. glue stick

  6. magazines / newspapers

  PROCEDURE

  1. Print out photo of yourself or family member

  2. Place photo image in plastic pocket and trace all the lines.

  3. Now place white paper on top of plastic sheet. Trace lines.

  4. Use torn magazines to fill in the hair, face clothing etc.

  5. Use two tones of same colour to create interest / 3D effect.

  6. Use torn newspaper for the background of the image. 

  7. When finished, slip it into the plastic pocket.

  8. The original lines you drew will now appear on top of collage.

WHAT A HOOT!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    Two brown paper bags. (One for the owl and one to cut up).

  2.    Two cup cake cases

  3.    Scissors / glue stick / pencil

  4.    Coloured scrap papers for the eyes / beak / chest 

  5.    Crayons, coloured pencils, thick black marker, pastels,

  6.    Large background sheet of card or paper.

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Fold the top of one of the bags forward and crease. (Head)

  2.    Cut out a triangle for the beak and glue to top o the head.

  3.    Glue the cupcake cases on for the eyes and add the centres.

  4.    Cut out two large wings from the other bag. Glue on body.

  5.    Cut out two small triangles for ears from the other bag.

  6.    Cut out an oval for the chest and glue on to the body.

  7.    Use markers to make the feathers on the chest and wings.     8.    Glue owl onto the background and draw some branches.    

 

OCTOPUS' GARDEN!

Year Prep - Year 1

MATERIALS:

  1.    coloured paper or magazines or newspaper

  2.    scrap white and black paper

  3.    Scissors / glue stick / pencil

  4.    sticky tape 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut a large collection of strips for the paper chains.

  2.    Use your glue stick to make 8 long paper chains.

  3.    Make sure that each chain has the same number of links.

  4.    Make sure that the links are the same thickness and length.

  5.    Cut out octopus head from coloured paper / magazines.

  6.    Cut out eyes from the white and black paper scraps. Glue.

  7.    Tape the eight legs to the head. Try not to see the tape.   

  8.    Hang your octopus over a door or window frame! 

 

LEAF RELIEF!

Year 5 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    large veiny leaves

  2.    cardboard for the base

  3.    kitchen foil

  4.    spray glue (PVA will work but harder to do!) 

  5.    black shoe polish / rag

  6.    or can of black spray paint only if you have it!

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Spray cardboard with the glue and stick the leaf down.

  2.    Make sure that the veins are facing upwards.

  3.    Spray the leaf with the glue and stick the foil on top of leaf.

  4.    Gently rub the surface so veins appear and foil is smooth.      5.    Tuck the left over foil  under the cardboard and glue down.

  6.    Spray the surface lightly with the black paint and let dry.

  6.    Or.. gently rub some black shoe polish over leaf with cloth.

STICKS AND STONES!

Year 2 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    collection of river stones from the garden

  2.    coloured makers

  3.    black permanent marker

  4.    pencil / eraser

  5.    if you have paints, they work really well too! 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Wash the stones really well and allow to dry.

  2.    Draw your design in pencil first.

  3.    Colour your design with the markers / paints.

  4.    Outline everything in black pen when finished.

LEAF IT BE!

Year PREP - Year 2

MATERIALS:

  1.    collection of colourful / different Autumn leaves

  2.    Glue stick / PVA glue (white glue or hobby glue)

  3.    thin black permanent marker

  4.    Sheet of paper for the background 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Sort the leaves into piles.

  2.    Decide which animal you are going to create. 

  3.    Which leaves would be great for ears / bodies / legs etc.?

  4.    Arrange the leaves several times before you glue them.

  5.    Use the pen only for very small details like eyes / whiskers

  6.    Allow to dry thoroughly if using the white glue. (PVA glue)

  7.    Now flip your work face down. Place heavy books on top.

  8.    The next day, your animal will be beautifully flat .

PUT A RING ON IT!

Year PREP - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    circle shapes such as tapes / cups / saucers / lids / coasters

  2.    pencil / erasers

  3.    thin black permanent marker

  4.    coloured markers or even paints if you have them

  5.    coloured pencils will look great too!

  6.    sheet of coloured / white paper

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Trace all your circle shapes making sure to overlap them.

  2.    Colour all the closed shapes in different colours. 

  2.    The same colours cannot touch each other.

  3.    Trace all the circles in black marker when you have finished.

 

CAN'T BEAR IT!!

Year PREP - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    black and white scrap paper

  2.    pencil / erasers

  3.    glue stick

  4.    white paint / tray

  5.    plastic fork

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut out two black circles for the eye markings.

  2.    Cut out two small white circles for the eyeballs. 

  3.    Cut out two small circles for the pupils.

  4.    Cut a black shape for the nose.

  5.    Cut thin strips for the mouth.

  6.    Cut two black shapes for the ears.

  7.    Dip your fork into the plate of white paint. Starting with the           outside of the face, press the fork on the paper. Turn the               paper not your fork and go all the way aroung to make fur.

  8.    Fill in the centre of the face with more fork strokes.

  9.    When dry, glue on all the facial features. Gorgeous!

 

BUTTERFLY FLY BY!

Year PREP - Year 2

MATERIALS:

  1.    A4 sheet of coloured or white paper

  2.    pencil / erasers / scissors

  3.    glue stick

  4.    coloured scrap papers / magazines

  5.    coloured markers

  6.    joggle eyes (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Fold the sheet of paper in landscape mode.

  2.    Turn the folded paper so that the fold is at the bottom. 

  3.    Place the base of your left hand on the fold.

  4.    Spread out your fingers and trace around your hand.

  5.    Cut through both layers along the grey lead line.

  6.    Do not cut along / across the fold.

  7.    Open up the sheet and you should see your hands joined               at the fold. If there are two hands just glue them togther. 

  8.    Cut out a body and feelers from the scrap papers.

  9.    Glue them on top of the "wings" and decorate .

10.   Add eyes / feelers / mouth / wing spots using magazines.   

ME AND MY SHADOW!

Year 1 - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of black, white and coloured A4  paper

  2.    pencil / erasers / scissors

  3.    glue stick

  4.    coloured scrap papers / magazines

  5.    coloured markers

  6.    coloured pencils

    PROCEDURE:

  1.    On the white paper, draw a picture of yourself or someone.

  2.    Colour in everything in coloured pencils or markers. 

  3.    Glue the top of the white paper to the top of black paper.

  4.    Glue a thin line of glue. Holds the two sheets while you cut.

  5.    Carefully cut around the edge of your person.

  6.    You will now have your person and a black body of your                 person. The black body is your shadow!

  7.    Glue your black body on the coloured sheet in the middle. 

  8.    Now glue your coloured body on the black body but move             it slightly to the side so that you can see your "shadow".

  9.    Decorate a border using coloured magazine shapes.    

SOMETHING'S FISHY!

Year 1 - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of black and  A4 white paper

  2.    pencil / erasers / scissors

  3.    glue stick

  4.    coloured markers

  5.    thick black marker

  6.    white scrap paper

    PROCEDURE:

  1.    On the white paper, draw a large fish in pencil.

  2.    Draw your name inside the fish touching all the sides.

  3.    Trace all the pencil lines in thick black marker.

  4.    Colour in everything in coloured markers. 

  3.    Cut out and glue an eye for your fish.

  4.    Cut out fish leaving a small white gap next to the black line.

  5.    Glue the fish onto the black paper.

   

LEAVING A STAIN!

Year 2 - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of thick A4 white paper

  2.    coloured tissue paper shapes

  3.    black permanent marker (Sharpie)

  4.    pencils / eraser

  5.    spray bottle filled with water  

    PROCEDURE:

  1.    On the white paper, draw a large face..

  2.    Draw all the features and colour in the hair. 

  3.    Arrange different coloured tissue paper shapes over page.

  4.    Lightly spray the water in a thin mist over the tissue paper.

  5.    Leave for a few minutes for the tissue to stain the paper.

  6.    Remove and bin the tissure scraps. Leave the sheet to dry. 

WHAT BLOT!

Year PREP - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of thick A4 white paper

  2.    coloured paints

  3.    black permanent marker (Sharpie)

  4.    small spoon

PROCEDURE:

  1.    In landscape mode, fold the paper in half and crease.

  2.    Open out the paper just liek a book.

  3.    On right side of the page, spoon lumps of coloured paint. 

  4.    Keep the lumps in the middle so it wont leak out the side.

  5.    Close the paper and press / rub gently over the surface.

  6.    Open the paper out and add more paint if needed.

  7.    Leave the paint blot to completely dry.  

  8.    When dry, use the marker to draw a monster face / body!

SQUARED OFF!

Year 5 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of thick A4 white paper

  2.    coloured markers or coloured pencils

  3.    black permanent marker (Sharpie)

  4.    pencil / ruler / eraser

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video about the artist Chick Close and grids.

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/wOn the sheet o9o8U 

  3.    On the sheet of white paper draw a face. 

  4.    You could trace a photocopy by taping it to a window.

  5.    Trace over the face in black permanent marker.

  6.    Draw grid lines on the sheet using the pencil and ruler.

  7.    Draw pencil shapes inside some / all of the squares in grid.

  8.    Colour background in two colours only.   

  9.    Colour face in another two colours and hair in another two.

10.    Keeep mouth and eyes in one colour only.

11.    http://mrmintart.blogspot.com/2013/02/chuck-close-style-             portraits.html?m=1 . This shows how to colour the squares.

GLOVES ARE OFF!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    1 glove with or without the full length fingers.

  3.    nylon filling / padding / rice 

  4.    fabric / felt scraps

  5.    PVA glue

  6.    scissors

  7.    needle and thread

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut the 4 fingers off the glove leaving small stumpy legs.

  2.    Sew each of them closed with the needle and thread.

  3.    Pad the thumb and these 4 fingers with padding or rice. 

  4.    Stitch around the edge of the open end of the glove.

  5.    Pull thread tightly so that it draws  the opening inwards.

  6.    Tie off and knot so that the thread doesn't come undone.

  7.    Cut two large ears from felt / fabric and glue / stitch on.

  8.    He could be a fabulous pin cushion or you could fill him                 with lavendar and leave him in a drawer.

TO THE BAT CAVE!

Year 1 - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    1 toilet roll  / card roll

  3.    black marker 

  4.    coloured markers 

  6.    scissors / gluestick

  7.    paper scraps / white paper

PROCEDURE:

  1.    See if you can turn your roll into a Super Hero!

  2.    A good tip would be to cut some white paper so it fits                     exactly around the roll. Do not glue it on the roll though.

  3.    Leave this paper on the table and decorate it with your                   markers. When it is finished, then glue it on. 

  4.    Make a cape out of the paper scraps. The yellow cape                     shown here has a hole cut in it which is slipped over the                 hero's head. Batman's head is folded down at the top.

 

CROCODILE ROCK!

Year PREP - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    toilet rolls  / card rolls

  3.    black marker 

  4.    coloured markers 

  6.    scissors / gluestick

  7.    paper scraps / joggle eyes if you have them

  8.    paints / brush only if you have them 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    See if you can turn your roll into an animal!

  2.    The animal could be real or it could be imaginary.

  3.    How will you join the rolls? 

  4.    How will you make the legs?

  5.    If you use only half a roll, the other half could be cut up to             make legs, tail, ears, scales, etc.              

 

HUNGRY CATERPILLAR!

Year PREP - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    1 large sock

  3.    black marker / stick on eyes if you have them

  4.    1 chenille stem / pipecleaner

  5.    nylon filling / padding

  6.    elastic bands

  7.    coloured markers

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Pad the toe of the sock and tie an elastic band for head.

  2.    Pad the next section and tie another elastic band.

  3.    Pad really well or he will look very flat and sad.

  4.    Keep repeating these steps until you run out of sock.

  5.    Tie off the end so there is a little section of sock showing.

  6.    Tie chenille stem around the first elastic band for feelers. 

  7.    Add eyes and you could even colour spots  on the body!            

 

ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU!

Year PREP - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    old magazines

  3.    scissors / gluestick

  4.    paper for the background

  5.    nylon filling / padding

 PROCEDURE:

  1.    Find large faces / bodies you can from old magazines.

  2.    Now find large eyes, noses, mouths, earrings, ears etc.

  3.    Sort out which facial features look the best on each face.        4.    Cut out shapes and arrange and rearrange to get it right.

  4.    Glue the features on to each face that you are making.

  5.    You could even glue two faces overlapping on same page.

  6.    Add jewellery, bow, hat, even a moustache, but you cannot             draw anything. Make sure everything is glued down flat.

TISSUE BOX MONSTER!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    tissue box

  2.    card rolls or paper rolled up

  3.    scrap papers / magazines / sponges 

  4.    pipe cleaners

  5.    scissors / glue sticks / sticky tape

  6.    paints / brushes / trays

 PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut out scary teeth and glue them in the hole of the box.

  2.    Add some large eyes and crazy hair from paper scraps.

  3.    If you have paint, then paint the box and allow to dry.        4.    4.    No paint? Cover the box with magazine / paper shapes. 

  5.    Don't forget to add some feet  too!

  6.    Make sure that your monster can stand up by itself.

GOT TO HAND IT TO YOU!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of paper for the background

  2.    paints / brush / tray

  3.    thin black marker 

  4.    coloured markers

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Decide which animal you're going to make with your print.

  2.    Paint your hand really well with the colour you chose.

  3.    Gently press hand on the paper and press fingers well too.    4.    Allow the print to dry and wash your hands. 

  5.    When it it dry, use your markers to add a face.

  6.    Use your markers to add a scene in the background.

ME AND MY SHADOW!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheet of paper for the background

  2.    pencil / eraser

  3.    plastic animal or other items 

  4.    sunlight

  5.    coloured markers or paints if you have them

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Place the sheet of paper on the gound outside.

  2.    Tape it down if it is a windy day. Must be sunny though!

  3.    The shadow makes the shape MUCH larger.

  4.    Trace around the shadow shape.

  5.    Decorate the shape using coloured markers or paints.

  6.    Add a background using coloured markers or paints.

  7.    You could even use coloured papers / magazines.

PUPPET ON A STRING!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    sheets of coloured papers / magazines

  2.    coloured markers

  3.    gluestick / scissors / pencil 

  4.    scrap wool

  5.    stick from the garden

  6.    sticky tape

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut out a circle, draw a face and decorate with markers.

  2.    Use the paper / magazine scrap to make hair. Glue it down.

  3.    Fan-fold 4 long thin strips of paper for the arms and legs.

  4.    Fan-fold an A5 sheet (half a photocopy sheet) for the body.

  5.    Tape the body on one end where the neck would be.

  6.    Tape the head to the body.

  7.    Glue the arms to the neck area.

  8.    Glue the legs to the bottom of the skirt.

  9.    Tape a piece of wool to each "hand".

10.    Tie the other ends to the stick.

11.    You could make shoes if you like too.

12.    Can you make your puppet dance?

SALT PAINTINGS!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    kitchen salt / glue stick

  2.    A4 piece of cardboard

  3.    white sheet A4 thick paper 

  4.    food dye / pot of water

  5.    paint brushes or droppers

  6.    squeeze bottle of PVA glue (white glue)

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Glue the white A4 paper to the A4 cardboard.

  2.    Squeeze your design onto the paper. (Maybe draw it first?)

  3.    Sprinkle the salt on to the glue and gently tap off excess .

  4.    Keep the excess salt because you can reuse it again.

  5.    Tap food dye colours onto the wet salty glue with brush.

  8.    Allow to dry thoroughly. It may take a few days to dry.

  9.    Watch the video below to see all the steps.

10.    https://artfulparent.com/raised-salt-painting/

BUBBLE TROUBLE!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    bubble mix / bubble wand

  2.    food dye

  3.    white sheet A4 thick paper 

  4.    masking tape

  5.    little pots for the bubble mix

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Tape the paper to a wall / fence outside.

  2.    Pour a tablespoon of bubble mix into the little pot.

  3.    Add a few drops of food dye.

  4.    Dip the wand in the mix and then blow bubbles on paper.      5.    When bubbles hit the paper they make amazing patterns.

  8.    Repeat these steps with other colours.

  9.    Allow to dry thoroughly.

STRINGING IT ALONG!

Year 4 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    liquid watercolors in primary colors  in water pots

  2.    could use food dye in water pots

  3.    string / wool cut into 30 - 40cms

  4.    white printer paper

  5.    an old thick book

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch this link for the step by step instructions

  2.    https://tinkerlab.com/how-make-captivating-pulled-string-             art/

  3.   Wear gloves and an art smock as it can splash a bit. 

 

MAKE PLASTIC FROM MILK!

Year 4 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    milk

  2.    vinegar

  3.    paper towel

  4.    cookie cutter

  5.    bowl

  6.    paints / old keyring 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch this link for the step by step instructions

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-PT-PxA_Sk

  3.    How easy it this????

SALAD SPINNER ART!

Year 1 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    paints

  2.    paper plate

  3.    salad spinner (sorry Mum but it does wash out!)

  4.    pencil / scissors

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch this link for the step by step instructions

  2.    https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/salad-spinner-art

  3.    How amazing doees it look!

SOMETHING IS VERY FISHY!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    one old glove

  2.    nylon filling / padding

  3.    one elastic band

  4.    one button for the eye or black marker

  5.    needle / thread

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Pad the entire fish very firmly.

  2.    Sew all way around the open end of glove and pull tightly.

  3.    Make a knot so that it does not come undone.

  4.    Sew a line to make mouth. Pull tightly and make a knot.

  5.    Sew the thumb to the top of the body so it looks like a fin.

  6.    Tie elastic band tightly around the fingers to make the tail.

  7.    Sew on the button for the eye or draw it on with marker. 

ANDY GOLDSWORTHY ART!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    leaves

  2.    sticks

  3.    stones

  4.    grasses

  5.    flowers

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Collect everything from a park or your garden.

  2.    Dont pick the flowers in the park though!

  3.    Arrange the natural materials to form a pattern.

  4.    Think about the colours, shapes and textures.

  5.    Google the artwork of artisst Andy Goldsworthy.

  6.    Watch the amazing video below for inspiration.

  7.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I59Ar1s4ZZEr. 

PAPER PIZZA!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    a brown paper bag

  2.    coloured papers

  3.    glue stick scissors

  4.    scrap wool (optional)

  5.    Coloured markers

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the amazing video below for inspiration.

  2.    https://artsycraftsymom.com/paper-pizza-craft-for-kids/

  3.    Roll the wide end of pizza to form the crust.

  4.    Workout what vegetables / meats you are going to add.

  5.    Be very generous with the food you create.

  6.    Can you think of a vegetable of your own to add? 

FORK POMPOMS!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS:

  1.    wool scraps

  2.    dinner fork

  3.    glue stick scissors

  4.    felt scraps / joggle eyes

  5.    PVA glue (optional

  6.    scissors

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the amazing video below for inspiration.

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z7V6ltmN-w

  3.    Who knew that you could make pompoms with a fork?

  4.    Add felt feet and arms1

  5.    Maybe make a family!

FINGER KNITTING!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS:

  1.    wool

  2.    scissors

  3.    pipecleaner (optional)

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the amazing video below for inspiration.

  2.    https://thewhoot.com/whoot-news/crafty-corner/finger-                 knitting-projects-youtube

  3.    How easy is that?

  4.    Slide a clip through the pipecleaner and where it in hair.

    

STICK AT IT!

Year 2 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    wool / string / cords

  2.    scissors

  3.    sticks

 4.     joggle eyes / markers

 5.     hot glue gun / PVA glue

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Find sturdy sticks in the garden or when you go for a walk.

  2.    Their shape may already look like arms or legs.

  3.    You may have to wrap sticks together to form the limbs.

  4.    Make sure we can see the difference in the clothing. 

  5.    Wrap very tightly and overlap threads to create thickness.

  6.    Glue on eyes. What about a mouth?

    

FAKE PAINT!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    black permanent pen

  2.    water based markers

  3.    clear plastic pocket

 4.     spray bottle filled with water

 5.     thick white paper (water colour paper would be amazing!)

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below for the  exact steps.

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?                      time_continue=3&v=8m23ifdkyOg&feature=emb_logo

  3.    On white paper create design with black permanent pen.

  4.    On the plastic pocket colour strips of colour. (See tips)

  5.    Lightly spray plastic with with water.

  6.    Gently lay your design face down on the plastic pocket.

  7.    Lift sheet off carefully and allow to dry.

  8.    Add any  more details in black pen if needed.

    

COFFEE ART!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    instant coffee / water / cup

  2.    brush

  3.    pencil / paper

 PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below for the  exact steps.

  2.    https://theartyteacher.com/abstract-coffee-art-home-                     learning-activity/

  3.    On white paper create design with pencil fir.

  4.    Trace over the pencil with black permanent pen.

  5.    Paint your design with the liquiid coffee following the steps.

  6.    Can you come up with your own design?

 

    

SHADOW PAINTING!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    branches with leaves

  2.    torch

  3.    pencil / paper / bllack pen

  4.    food dye / brush / pot 

  5.    salt

 PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below for the  exact steps.

  2.    https://theartyteacher.com/creating-with-shadows/

  3.    Once you have traced your shadow work paint with dye.

  4.    Scatter salt in in the watery areas.

  5.    Watch the changes in the dye! Amazing effect!.

  6.    Alow to completely dry. Tap off the excess salt.

MAKING YOUR MARK!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    bowl of dissolved coffee

  2.    paper

  3.    cotton buds / bubble wrap / spoon etc.

   PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below for the  exact steps.

  2.    https://theartyteacher.com/mark-making-with-coffee/

  3.    How maany different marks can you make with objects.

  4.    Once you have practised mark making, can you make a                   planned piece of work.

  5.    Alow to completely dry.

I'M A DIRTY DINOSAUR!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS: 

  1.    bowl of dissolved coffee

  2.    paper / pencil

  3.    black permanent marker

   PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below to see the story.

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

  3.    Draw your own dinosaur on the white paper in pencil.

  4.    Trace over it in black permanent marker.

  5.    Paint the dirty "mud" in watered down coffee. The less                   water you use in the coffee mix the better it will look.

  6.    You could even leave some lumps in to look like rocks!

FINGER KNITTING BUNNY!

Year 4 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    chunky wool or double up thinner wool

  2.    black permanent marker to make the eyes

  3.    your fingers!

   PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below to see the steps.

  2.    https://www.redtedart.com/easy-finger-knitting-bunny-diy/

  3.    You could make a little carrot for him to hold.

  4.    They are easier to make than you think!

 

FACE WASHER BUNNY!

Year 5 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    one face washer

  2.    rubberbands

  3.    black and pink paper

  4.    glue

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the video below to see the steps.

  2.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEyLqsn5peU

  3.    He is a bit tricky at first so freeze and rewatch if necessary.

RUBBER GLOVE MONSTERS!

Year Prep - Year 2

MATERIALS: 

  1.    one rubber glove

  2.    wool / felt scraps / pipecleaners

  3.    paper scraps instead of the felt

  4.    glue / tape 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Create 5 scary eyes from felt or paper scraps.

  2.    Create one scary mouth with teeth.

  3.    Create hair using wool or paper scraps.  

  4.    Maybe add some clothing too!

SPONGE BOB SQUARE PANTS!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS: 

  1.    one thin yellow sponge

  2.    yellow pipe cleaners
  3.    markers, crayons or colored pencils
  4.    paper scraps 

  5.    glue / tape / scissors

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the link below for all the steps.

  2.    http://www.busybeekidscrafts.com/A-Real-Sponge-Bob.html

 

FABRIC BOWLS!

Year 3 - Year 6

BOTTLE BRATS!

Year 1 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    one 1L plastic drink bottle

  2.    magazines / newspaper
  3.    markers, crayons or colored pencils
  4.    paper scraps 

  5.    glue / tape / scissors

  6.    foil / wool scraps

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Cut out facial features from the magazines.

  2.    Wrap wool or scrap paper around the bottle for clothing.

  3.    Tape crushed foil strips for the arms. Add paper hands.

  4.    Glue on the facial features.

  5.    Glue a tube of newspaper for the hair and scrunch it at 

          top and tape it closed. Fringe the very top.

  6.    You could create you own hairstyle too!

  7.    Try and make it look as crazy as possible!             

MATERIALS: 

  1.    bowl

  2.    plastic wrap

  3.    fabric squares (lightweight natural fiber fabric works best)

  4.    scissors

  5.    paint brush

  6.    Mod Podge or PVA glue (watered down)

  7.    pan lined with wax paper      

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the link below for the simple instructions.

  2.    https://mosswoodconnections.com/activity/fabric-bowls/

  3.    Line outside of bowl with Glad Wrap & tuck under bowl.

  4.    Dip fabric squares in glue or  brush the glue on top of them.

  5.    Make sure the squares are glued flat and not lifting up.

  6.    Allow to dry for 24 hours and then remove from plastic.

  7.    Trim edge to make neat or fold over more squares / glue.

  8.    For a strong bowl use more than one layer of fabric.             

NIFTY NETS!

Year 3 - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    A4 thick white paper / photocopy will do if you haven't any

  2.    black pens

  3.    gluestick

  4.    scissors

  5.    template

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the link below and scroll down for the templates.

  2.    https://www.fun-stuff-to-do.com/printable-shapes.html

  3.    If you need ideas for patterns check out the link below.

  4.    https://mymodernmet.com/zentangle-art/.

  5.    When finished, fold along all lines and glue tabs together.

  6.    (For more patterns just Google "Zentangles" then images)

   

CLOUD DOUGH!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS: 

  1.    cornflour

  2.    cheap hair conditioner

  3.    a bowl

  4.    spoon

  5.    food dyes (optional)

  PROCEDURE:

  1.    Watch the link below for set by step instructions.

  2.    https://www.woojr.com/easy-2-ingredient-cloud-dough/

 

OIL CATCHERS!

Year Prep - Year 6

MATERIALS: 

  1.    vegetable / baby oil

  2.    cotton buds

  3.    coloured construction paper

  4.    small bowl / pencil / scissors

 PROCEDURE:

  1.    Place the bowl on the paper and trace it with the pencil.

  2.    Cut out the circle.

  3.    Dip the cotton bud in the oil and dot symmetrical patterns.

  4.    Keep the dots far apart as the oil may spread and you will

         lose your patterns.

  5.    Do not use too much oil as it will keep spreading even                     after you have drawn your patterns.

  6.    Hang in front of a window to catch the light!  

PRINT PUPPY!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS: 

  1.    coloured paper

  2.    white paint (or coloured if you don't have white!)

  3.    your flat pointing finger 

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Dip flat finger in paint and stamp wide oval shape for face.

  2.    Try to not overlay prints too much or he won't look fluffy.

  3.    Dip finger again and finger print two long floppy ears.

  4.    Leave some of the background paper showing. You must               be able to see some of the finger prints. 

  5.    Now finger print a short wide neck and shoulders.

  6.    For the face, draw the nose right in the middle of the oval. 

  7.    Draw two small black circles  where the forehead would be.

  8.    Add a colour or bow if you like.

  9.    For a brown puppy and no paint, use thickened coffee.

10.    Use a flat finger to print not the tip for larger spots. 

HORSING AROUND!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS: 

  1.    coloured paper

  2.    pencil / ruler /eraser / scissors

  3.    home-made cardboard ramp 

  4.    coloured markers / pencils

PROCEDURE:

  1.    The video tells you how to cut out the horse shape.

  2.    https://frugalfun4boys.com/paper-horse-that-walks/

  3.    Decorate your horse using markers / coloured pencils.

  4.    Make a cardboard ramp so that there is a slope.

  5.    Make two horses and a have a race!

SOAK IT UP!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS: 

  1.    coloured paper

  2.    kitchen sponge

  3.    hair tie or rubber band

  4.    coloured paints

  5.    cotton buds, sequins, jewels, markers, (all optional)

PROCEDURE:

  1.    The video tells you how to print with a sponge.

  2.    https://www.thecrafttrain.com/butterfly-printing/

  3.    Once it is dry,  you can decorate the wings with textas,                     sequins, jewels or use a cotton bud to dot patterns.

 

I AM!

Year Prep - Year 3

MATERIALS: 

  1.    coloured paper for background

  2.    magazines / newspapers

  3.    coloured papers (optional)

  4.    glue / scissors

  5.    black marker

PROCEDURE:

  1.    Look though the magazines / newspapers to find words

         that describe you!

  2.   You can even create words by simply cutting out letters to               create a word.

  3.   Cut out a large circle / oval and write "I am" in the middle.

  4.   Glue this shape in the middle of your background.

  5.   Cut out large triangle shapes so that they look like the

        sun's rays and glue them around the "I am " sign.

  6.   Now glue your describing words on top of the triangles.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN PUFFY PAINT!

Year Prep - Year 4

MATERIALS: 

  1.    1/2 cup of can of cheap shaving cream per colour

  2.    1/4 cup white PVA glue per colour

  3.    10 - 15 drops food dyes per colour

  4.    bottles or containers

  5.    mixing bowl / spoons

  6.    brushes / popsticks to paint / spread with

  PROCEDURE:

  1.   Put shaving cream into a mixing bowl and add the glue.      

  2.   Be careful not to knock too much air out of the mix when              stirring.

  3.   Now add the drops of food dye. (turns darker as it dries)

  4.   Watch the video below for the full instructions

  5.  https://sunlitspaces.com/how-to-make-puffy-paint-for-kids/

  6.   You can swirl the "paint" to create marbling designs or

        paint different coloured shapes with different colours.         

  7.   The paint dries hard.