Bird Art

Bird Art Cover

What you need:Bird Art
• Paper
• Watercolor
• Sharpie

What you do:
• Draw the poles and the wires with a black sharpie.
• Dip a finger in the paint.
• Make finger prints in different colors on the wires.
• Draw the rest of the birds with the sharpie.

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Chalk Art

Chalk art

What you need:
• Corn starchChalk Art1
• Water
• Baking Soda
• Food Coloring
• Film Canisters
• Alka-Seltzer
• Paper

What you do:chalk Art2
• Mix together 1/3 part corn starch, 1/3 part soda, and 1/3 part water.
• Fill each film canister 1/3 of the way with the mixture.
• Add few drops of food coloring, mix.
• Take one alka-seltzer tablet and break it into 3-4 pieces.
• Drop the pieces into the canister, and then quickly pop the top on and flip the canister over.
• Stand back and enjoy the art.
• The film canister will fly through the air like a rocket, leaving beautiful art behind.

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Egg Art

Egg Art Cover

What you need:Egg Art1
• Emptied eggshells
• Paint
• Canvas

What you do:
•F ill the eggs with paint.
• Toss the eggs to the canvas.
• Let the masterpiece dry.
• Display.

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Painting Peony

Peony painting cover

peony

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Bok Choy Roses

Bok Choy Roses cover

What you need:Bok Choy Roses
• Canvas
• Paint
• Bok Choy
• Cutting board
• Knife
•  Brush

What you do:
• Using the knife, cut off the bottom of the bok choy.
• The bok choy leaves  can be saved to make a dinner. (The closer to the bottom you cut, the tighter the “rose petals” will be.)
• Paint the back ground.
• Let it dry.
• Use the  brush to apply a light coating of paint to the cut side of the bok choy.
• Use this as a stamp to make roses on the canvas.
• Use green paint and the paint brush to make rose stems and leaves.
• When finished, wash off the paint from the bok choy and compost it.
• Let you artwork dry.
• Display!

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3D Flower Art

3d flower art

What you need:3d flowers1
• Canvas
• Acrylic paint
• Egg carton
• Scissors
• Beads
• Green pipe cleaners
• Bow
• Tacky glue

What you do:3d flowers2
• Paint the egg carton white.
• Let it dry.
•  Cut  apart egg carton sections.
• Trim each “flower” to have petals.
• Paint the egg carton sections yellow and orange.
• Let them dry.
• Paint the canvas with any color of your choice.
• Let it dry.
• Trim pipe cleaners to the right length.
• Tie them together for a stem.
• Glue to the canvas with tacky glue.
• Glue a bead in the center of each flower.
• Glue the flowers to the canvas.
• Display!

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Heart Stamp

Heart Stamp Cover

What you need:Heart stamp
•  Paper
• Acrylic Paints
• Potato
• Heart shaped cookie cutter
• Small, sharp pairing knife

What you do:
• Cut the potato in half near the widest portion.
• Using the small heart shaped cookie cutter, insert it into the potato until the top is flush with the flat end of the potato.
• Using a small sharp pairing knife, cut into the potato about 1/4 of an inch down until you feel your knife touch the cookie cutter.
• Continue cutting all the way around the potato until the waste is easily removed.
• Start stamping the hearts!

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Crazy Love

Crazy Love Cover

What you need:Crazy Love 1
• Paper
• Black marker
• Watercolor
• Brush
• Straw

What you do:Crazy Love 2
• Draw the head of you figure, leaving enough space for the hair.
• Place a big drop of paint on the sheet with a brush.
• Take the straw and blow the paint towards the desired direction.
• Let it dry.
• Display.

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Handprint Swans

Handprint Swans Cover

What you need:Handprint Swans
• Canvas
• Paint
• Brush
• Hands

What you do:
• Paint the canvas (make the background).
• Let it dry.
• Paint hands.
• Press the hands on the canvas. (Fingers need  to face outward, while the palm towards the center).
• Using a paint brush, fill in some spots of the handprints that didn’t really show up.
• Paint the necks of the swans in a heart shape.
• Let it dry.
• Paint the beak and the eyes.
•Let it dry completely.

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Reindeer Art

Reindeer art cover

What you need:Reindeer art
• Canvas
• Acrylic Paint
• Feet
• Brush
• Sharpie

What you do:
• Brush  paint onto the  foot and press the foot gently on to the canvas.
• Let it dry.
• Draw or paint the antlers.
• Draw the eyes.
• Paint the nose.

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Autumn Tree

Autumn Tree Cover

What you need:Autumn Tree
• Canvas
• Painters tape
• Acrylic paint (brown, yellow, red and orange)
• Brush
• Scissors

What you do:
• What you do:
• Take the painter’s tape and create  a tree design with branches by attaching stripes of tape from one end of the canvas to the other. Make sure to rub the tape onto the canvas to really secure so that the paint doesn’t bleed under the tape strips.
• Fill each  shape created by the paint lines with your paint colors.
• Let your painting dry completely  before trying to peel off the tape.
• Once all of the paint is dry, slowly peel away the paint strips. If you need to, touch up any spots with the base color where the paint might have gotten under the tape.
• Display.

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Buttoned Art

Buttoned Art

What you need: Buttons
• Canvas
• Acrylic Paint
• Brush
• Buttons
• Tacky Glue
• Thread

What you do:
•  Apply white acrylic paint to the canvas in vertical brushstrokes.
• While the paint is still wet, add a few gray lines and blend the colors to create a striated appearance.
• Tie the buttons to the canvas with thread.
• Glue the twine to the back of the canvas stretcher frame to secure.

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