April showers bring May flowers, but thinking about flowers doesn’t help when you and your kids are stuck inside. Take the time to nurture their creative side with fun art projects. Here are some ideas using stuff you can find around the house.
You need Crayons, pencil or crayon sharpener, wax paper, an iron, scissors.
Have your child peel and sharpen the crayons. Spread the shavings on a sheet of wax paper. Put another sheet of wax paper on top. Turn your iron on to the lowest setting and swipe it on top to melt the shavings. Wait a few minutes for it to cool, and then cut out shapes, like stars, raindrops, moons, or flowers.
You need: Paper, watercolors, salt
Paint a sheet of paper with watercolors and sprinkle salt on it while it is still wet. Brush off the salt once everything’s dry and see the amazing patterns it makes.
You need rocks, acrylic paint, brushes, glue.
Gather rocks and paint them green. Add painted spikes and flowers. Glue them together to make a bigger cactus shape if you want. Stick them in a container filled with dirt or sand for a permanent desert.
Make Your Own Puffy Paint
Good for decorating clothes or cardboard.
You need 3 cups shaving cream (not foam or gel), 1 cup flour, 1 cup white glue, food coloring or paint, sandwich bags.
Mix the shaving cream, flour, and glue together without mixing the air bubbles out of the shaving cream. Divide your puffy paint into different bowls and add food coloring. Spoon the puffy paint into sandwich bags and seal them. Snip a little bit off the corner of the bag. Squeeze the paint onto your cardboard or sweatshirt into pictures. Let dry overnight.