October 26 Update:
You will need: school glue
- Decide which side you want to be the front and back.
- Plan out a design or pattern of your choosing using the colored pieces of paper.
- On the back of the leaf, place glue around the leaf where you want to place colored paper.
- Keep applying glue and paper until you finish your design and allow time to dry.
- Flip the leaf over to the front side and poke the string through the hole at the top of the leaf and tie a knot.
- Hang up your finished leaf in front of a window that gets a decent amount of sunlight.
- Send us a photo of your finished suncatchers on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
You will need: brown acrylic paint or a brown marker, school glue
- Paint or color the clothespin and allow time to dry.
- Using the brown pipe cleaners, twist the two together in the middle and shape the ends to look like antlers.
- Glue the antlers to the top on the back of the front clothespin.
- Next, glue the reindeers face to the front of the clothespin.
- Glue the eyes to the face and glue the larger red pompom underneath the eyes for its nose.
- Glue the green leaves underneath the face.
- Glue the small red pompom in the middle of the leaves.
- Send us a photo of your finished reindeer on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to email@example.com!
You will need: white acrylic paint, black marker, school glue
- Paint the clothespin white.
- Glue the hat on the front of the pin at the top.
- Draw on some eyes.
- Place the carrot (orange triangle) under the eyes.
- Draw a smile underneath the nose.
- Tie the string around the pin for a scarf.
- Send us a photo of your finished snowman on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Make a set of coasters to keep or give as a gift!
You will need: acrylic craft paint, paint brushes, school glue (dries clear)
- Be creative! Paint some designs on your coasters and have fun with it.
- Allow time for the paint to completely dry on all of the coasters.
- Brush a layer of school glue on each coaster for extra protection.
- Allow time for the glue to completely dry.
- Tie the yarn around the stack of coasters to complete the set.
- Feel free to send us a photo of your finished coasters on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to email@example.com!
Follow the images below:
October 14 Update:
Clothespin Bat Instructions
You will need: black and white acrylic paint and school glue
- Paint your entire clothespin black and allow time to completely dry.
- Fold the bat wings back at the dotted line.
- Place a small amount of glue onto the folded area on the wings and glue onto the sides of the clothespin.
- Glue the ears (the two triangle shaped pieces of paper) inside the top of the clothespin.
- Glue the googly eyes onto the pin.
- Using white paint, give your bat a smile with fangs.
- Send us a photo of your finished bat on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mini Pony Bead Pumpkins
- Group up the orange, white, and/or yellow pipe cleaners so they are even on both ends and twist them together a few times in the center.
- Spread out each pipe cleaner so that they are evenly spaced away from each other.
- Add beads to each “leg” leaving a little bit of space clear of beads at the top.
- Pull all of the “legs” up together.
- Twist the top of the pipe cleaners together to form the base for the stem.
- Wrap the middle of the green pipe cleaner around the base of the orange stem leaving each end of that pipe cleaner sticking out.
- Then curl both the ends of the green pipe cleaner using something like a pencil to make the vine.
- Wrap the brown pipe cleaner around the orange stem to make the actual stem of the pumpkin.
- Sit the pumpkin on its bottom and squish it down to give it a round shape.
- Send us a photo of your finished pumpkin on the Gallery 194 Facebook page or via email to email@example.com!
September 12 Update:
August 26 Update:
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July 1 Update:
June 11th UPDATE:
Clay Projects! Clay is now available for pick up at the Gallery.
Here's what we made with our clay:
Here are some ideas for other projects you can make with your clay:
Check out the youtube channel for more fun projects!
May 26th UPDATE: Puppets are still available while supplies last!
Choose from one of 5 puppets to color, cut and create! All necessary materials and a picture of a finished puppet for reference are included in each art pantry grab bag.
*Requires glue, marker or crayon.
This kit has enough supplies make 2 of your choice of animal, or one of each. Follow the directions to create your own cat or dog to keep. Share your photos with your completed project to Gallery 194 when complete. You can even draw a background for the animal - its home, somewhere it's visiting, etc - and glue it down if you choose.
Full Kit: Watercolor paints, crayon and paper. If you have watercolor paints at home: Crayon and paper. If you just need some paper we have that too. Each kit has a surprise picture for your child to discover. Please keep in mind all watercolor paint has the possibly to stain. Parents please set this up in a safe place like the kitchen table and have clothing that you do not mind getting messy. There are a few blank pieces of paper in each kit that your child can draw with white crayon to make their own watercolor surprise. For an added surprise put on a little sprinkle of table salt to the wet watercolor painting and let dry.
This project is for someone a little older. It has step by step instructions included with the kit. If you get stuck, we have a follow-along video linked below. Each kit has supplies for multiple frogs to be folded. Fold your frogs and see whose frog can jump the farthest.
Video Link HERE!
Check out what some great young artists have created with the Art Pantry Kits!