Outdoor Creatures

Find household items such as a bottle, lid, paper towel roll, and add nature to make a creature. Crushed leaves, grass, pine needles: take a walk outside and see what you find! Then you can add eyes, legs, and other features using materials like paper and cardboard. Glue them together to complete…

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Turkey Time!

This craft combines fun, tradition, and creativity – in 3D!  A cup and plate (styrofoam or paper) are all you need to get started. Paint or color the cup and the plate brown (like a turkey), and glue the plate to the cup like in the photos.  Then, decorate! Googly…

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Cuppy the Snowman

This snowman really leaps off the page! Glue the bottoms of paper cups to a piece of paper in a line, creating the shape of a snowman. This example uses cups of different heights Decorate it to your heart’s content by adding things like a hat, a scarf, and a…

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Spoon Flower

This inspired use of cutlery uses plastic spoons and a paper cup. Cut the handle off a plastic spoon, and it becomes a petal! Use markers to decorate the pedals, then glue them in a circle on a piece of paper.  Glue the bottom of a styrofoam cup where the…

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Owl with CD Eyes

Turn those CDs lying around into a creature’s hypnotizing eyes! Glue or tape CDs to a piece of paper, and use markers, crayons, or paint to fill in the rest. Here’s an example of an Owl:  Youth & Outreach Director “Mr. Kyle” Frederickson has taught visual art fundamentals to thousands…

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Color Wheel

Make a color wheel out of things around the house! Like playing a game of I-Spy, you connect relationships between colors in the world around us while creating a balanced composition. This example uses more than one object of each color and incorporates 3D materials. Glue or tape the pieces…

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