At Home Art Activities

Puff Paint

For this project, we are creating an ice cream cone – create whatever you want – mosaic design – animals – the possibilities are endless!

Materials: shaving cream, glue, food coloring, cardboard, popsicle stick
Optional: glitter, mixed media pieces
Directions:
1. Section out even amounts of shaving cream and glue – combine and stir
2. Mix in your favorite color of food coloring – stir
3. Use the popsicle stick to put the puff paint on the cardboard – create your design
4. Let dry for about 30 minutes

This morning we are having LOTS of fun with puff paint- check out this video for an AT HOME art activity- using all household materials. We are creating an ice cream cone- create whatever you want- animals, designs- the possibilities are endless! Materials: shaving cream, glue, food coloring, popsicle stick (or something to spread the paint) and cardboardOptions materials: glitter and mixed media bitsDirections1. Section out even amounts of glue and shaving cream in containers- combine and stir 2. Add your favorite color- stir3. Use the popsicle stock to transfer the puff paint to the cardboard – create your design 4. Let your masterpiece dry for 30 minutes

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Play Dough

For this project we are making play dough using home art materials!

Materials: flour, coconut oil (can use an oil alternative), salt, water, food coloring (can use Kool-Aid to substitute)
Directions:
1.1/2 cup water in a bowl
2. Combine 1/2 cup of salt in bowl and mix well
3. Combine 2 tbs of coconut oil
4. Combine 1 cup of flour – mix well – with your hands!
5. Add drops of food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color) – fold together with your hands
6. To preserve, keep it in a small plastic bag and put in the fridge

This mornings At Home Art Activity is having fun making play dough- using all household materials!Materials: flour, coconut oil (can use an oil alternative), salt, water, food coloring (can use Kool-Aid to substitute) Directions:1.1/2 cup water in a bowl2. Combine 1/2 cup of salt in bowl and mix well3. Combine 2 tbs of coconut oil4. Combine 1 cup of flour – mix well – with your hands!5. Add drops of food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color) – fold together with your hands6. To preserve, keep it in a small plastic bag and put in the fridge

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Slime

For this project we are making SLIME- using all household materials! WARNING – things could get messy but the cleanup will be easy!

Materials: cornstarch, food coloring, shampoo or body wash and water
Directions:
1.Put 1/4 cup shampoo or body wash (do not use dish soap or conditioner, as they will dry the slime out quicker)
2. Combine 1 cup of cornstarch and mix
3. Add drops of food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color)
4. combine 4 tbsp of water and mix well with your hands till its smooth a slimy!
5. To preserve, keep it in a sealed container at room temp for 5 days. If slime gets dry – add more water.

This mornings At Home Art Activity is having fun making SLIME- using all household materials! WARNING – things could get messy but the cleanup will be easy🤪Materials: cornstarch, food coloring, shampoo or body wash and waterDirections:1.Put 1/4 cup shampoo or body wash (do not use dishsoap or conditioner, as they will dry the slime out quicker)2. Combine 1 cup of cornstarch and mix3. Add drops of food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color)4. Combine 4 tbsp of water and mix well with your hands till its smooth a slimey!5. To preserve, keep it in a sealed container at room temp for 5 days. If slime gets dry – add more water.

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Paint- Indoor and Outdoor

For this art activity – we are making paint to use indoors and outdoors.

Materials: salt/baking soda, flour, water and food coloring.

Directions:
1. Put 1/2 cup of salt/baking soda in bowl
2. Mix in 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water. Mix u till the paint is smooth.
3. Add food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color) and store in a container
4. To preserve, keep it in a sealed container at room temp for 5 days. If paint gets dry – add more water.

Education Assistant, Ana Verastegui, is back with another fun and creative AT HOME ART ACTIVITY using household materials. This week- we are making paint 🖌 to use indoors and outdoors!Materials: salt/baking soda, flour, water and food coloringDirections: mix 1/2 cup of salt/baking soda with 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of water. Mix u till the paint is smooth. Add food coloring (depending on how strong you want the color) and store in a container.

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Anime Drawing Tutorial
w/Hearst Instructor, Callie Paar


T-Shirt Tote Bags

For this art project we are making t shirt tote bags out of t shirts that you no longer have use for. The best part – there is no sewing involved.

Materials: a t shirt that you don’t have use for anymore.

Directions: cut off the sleeves and neck of the t shirt, cut strips (1” x 4”) along the bottom and then double know two strips together.

Our Education Assistant, Ana is back with another At Home Art Activity for you and this week we are making 👚 tote bags. AND the best part, there is now sewing involved.As Teacher Appreciation Week continues we want to specially recognize Ana. From bringing you these at home art activities to birthday party planning, she does it all. She is incredibly hard working, creative and makes us all laugh. THANK YOU for all you do for us and the public at the Hearst Center. We couldn’t do this without you🥰Materials: a t shirt that you don’t have use for anymore.Directions: cut off the sleeves and neck of the t shirt, cut strips (1” x 4”) along the bottom and then double know two strips together.

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Scratch Art

For this project we are making scratch art out of household materials. Heads up – this project could get messy!

Materials: cardboard, crayons or oil pastels, black paint (acrylic of tempera), dish soap and toothpicks.

Directions:
1. Color the piece of cardboard with crayons or oil pastels. Make sure to color the entire piece of cardboard. Use as many colors as you want in several different designs – do not use black or brown colors, as they will not show up when you scratch the cardboard.
2. Mix acrylic or tempera paint (black or white) with a drop of dish soap.
3. Brush the mixture over the crayon/oil pastel design. A little goes a long way, so brush a light coat over the design.
4. Let it dry for an hour.
5. Scratch your design!

Education Assaistant, Ana Verastegui, is back with another At Home Art Activity. This week’s fun project is Scratch Art for the whole family. See 👇 for a video tutorial and materials list. Tag us/post your creations🖼Materials: cardboard, crayons or oil pastels, black paint (acrylic or tempera), dish soap and tooth picks.

Posted by Hearst Center for the Arts on Wednesday, May 13, 2020