Monster Mash

We had a lot of Neon Stars in our supplies, and it was invitation for new fun projects. Neon Pufferfish was a hit amongst our young artists. Younger children love a wacky and friendly monster with an extra serving of googly eyes! You will need Neon ‘price stars’ or neon card. ScissorsGluePipe cleanersColoured papersGoogly eyes.... Continue Reading →

Toucan Collage

At the Art Club we love an animal collage. This project uses tissue paper to give your animal some texture and colour. You will need: ~ White A4 card or paper. ~ Glue (Pritt Stick or PVA) ~ Tissue paper ~ Googly eyes Draw your own Toucan or use the stencil to draw round on... Continue Reading →

Crockery Designs

Crockery designs from the past inspired this watercolour painting project. Our cupboards are filled with these intricate, stylised, floral designs, and they make a good model for watercolour practice. You will need: ~ A4 card/watercolour paper ~ Watercolour or ink ~ Paintbrush ~ Pencil and rubber ~ Black fine-liner ~ Your favourite bit of crockery... Continue Reading →

Paint and Paper Flowers

Painted paper scraps are a little treasure stash we love building and using. We make them patterned for some projects or we keep random scraps for abstract work. We made these flowers by using paper that we used for watercolour mark-making practice. You will need: ~ Normal white or pastel colour A4 paper ~ Watercolour/poster... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Bugs

They are the little beauties buzzing and crawling around our gardens, or in the pages of an old magazine... This is a quick way of creating fabulous little critters: magazine and fine-liner doodle. You will need: ~ An old magazine ~ Scissors ~ Fine-liner ~ Glue Find textures and patterns in an old magazine or... Continue Reading →

Neon Puffer Fish

Oh we do love a sea creature! We've been trying to find things to do with the big Neon Stars that I had a stationary leftover. Lucas made up a patterned sea monster and we've also made a puffer fish. You will need: ~ A big neon star (or use template below on coloured/neon paper)... Continue Reading →

Paper Guys and Dolls

Let's be Fashion Designers for a day! Lots of decisions to make: what shape, colour, pattern for your outfit? What accessories? Zoe has created lots of options for you to dress your paper doll or guy in the templates below. You will need: ~ Old magazines ~ Scissors ~ Glue Cut out the figure templates... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Bunting

Here is a simple project to create an original and cheerful bunting. You will need: ~ Coloured or patterned paper ~ String or yarn ~ Glue ~ Scissors Collect together coloured and patterned papers. These could be from spare magazines or bits of wrapping paper.Use your butterfly stencil to draw lots of butterflies onto your... Continue Reading →

Paper Butterfly

We’ve made these butterflies to brighten up our bedroom. You can also make hearts with the template below.  You can either make use your butterfly collage with tissue paper or with magazine strips. You will need:  ~ White A4 card or cardboard (cereal box or other). ~ Glue (Pritt Stick or PVA) ~ Tissue paper... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Collection

This week is all about our favoured garden winged creatures, moths, butterflies and bees. We're creating a collection of butterflies to hang on your wall. For a lovely vintage effect, we paint or draw them on a circle cutout of a book page. You will need: ~ Old book pages ~ A pencil and eraser... Continue Reading →

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