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Make Your Own Cardboard Robot Costume Painting Still Life: Sunflowers Make Your Own Water Lilies Independent Play Make Your Own Glass Lantern Watercolor Painting Basics 3D Hand Drawing Humming Bird Food Easy Batik Watercolor Painting: Chickens Leafy Spring Prints Paper Making Rainbow Scratch Art Solar S'Mores Make Your Own No-Sew Reusable Bag Make Your Own Bubbles at Home Sensory-Friendly Lava Lamp Fort Building Make Your Own Pinwheel Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Puppet Show Color Rice Bins Sidewalk Chalk Butterfly Ancient Egyptian Headdress Make Your Own Cereal Jewelry Australian Aboriginal Dot Painting Nature Scavenger Hunt Shadow Box Other Helpful Resources

Get your artistic juices flowing with these fun and interactive creative activities.

Make Your Own Cardboard Robot Costume

Make Your Own Cardboard Robot Costume

Create a fun robot costume using cardboard boxes!

Painting Still Life: Sunflowers

Painting Still Life: Sunflowers

Learn about painting still life and negative space!

Make Your Own Water Lilies

Make Your Own Water Lilies

Enjoy this fun arts and crafts activity creating your own water lilies!

 

Independent Play

Give your kids some activities for Independent Play!

Make Your Own Glass Lantern

Make Your Own Glass Lantern

Watercolor Painting Basics

"Introduction to Watercolor" with artist Rick Bennett is one of the Pullen Arts Center's most popular classes. In this 25 minute demo, Rick will show you what you need to start painting with this fun and fluid medium at home!

Introduction to Watercolor Painting

3D Hand Drawing

Create your own 3D hand drawing masterpiece

Humming Bird Food

Humming Bird Food

Easy Batik

Make your own beautiful batik dyed fabric at home!

Watercolor Painting: Chickens

Join Pullen Arts Center's watercolor instructor, Rick Bennett, for a lesson where Rick demonstrates all of the techniques you need to be successful in watercolor painting while he paints his backyard chickens.

Watercolor Painting: Chickens

Leafy Spring Prints

Make your own spring leaf prints from home!

Paper Making

Recycle old newspapers and magazines to make your own paper.

Rainbow Scratch Art

This magical art project creates a rainbow scratch masterpiece!

Solar S'Mores

Create a solar oven to prepare s’mores without a fire!

Supplies Needed:

  • Box
  • Plastic wrap
  • Black construction paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tape
  • Chocolate
  • Graham crackers 
  • Marshmallow
     

Solar S'Mores

Learn how to make s'mores in the sun!

 

Make Your Own No-Sew Reusable Bag

Make Your Own No-Sew Reusable Bag

Use your old t-shirts to make an easy, no-sew reusable bag at home!

Make Your Own Bubbles at Home

Make Your Own Bubbles at Home

Learn how to make bubbles at home!

Sensory-Friendly Lava Lamp

Create your own sensory-friendly lava lamp at home. Follow the instructions here or watch the how-to video below!

Fort Building

Fort Building

Make Your Own Pinwheel

Puffy Sidewalk Chalk

Take your sidewalk art to the next level with this new and improved version – Puffy Sidewalk Chalk! 

Supplies Needed:

  • ½ a bar of sidewalk chalk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of dish soap
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Squeeze bottle

See our video below for how to:

Puffy Sidewalk Chalk

Take your sidewalk art to the next level with this new and improved version – Puffy Sidewalk Chalk! 

Puppet Show

Make your own puppets and have a puppet show!

Color Rice Bins

Create color rice bins for a fun activity! 

Sidewalk Chalk Butterfly

Create a beautiful geometric pattern sidewalk chalk butterfly!

Ancient Egyptian Headdress

Create an Ancient Egyptian headdress you can wear!

Make Your Own Cereal Jewelry

Supplies:

  • Yarn, string or ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Circular shaped cereal (with holes)

How to:

  1. Cut desired length of string/yarn/ribbon for either a necklace or bracelet 
  2. Tie a knot at one end of the string.
  3. Slide the cereal onto the string - leave some space at the end.
  4. Tie the ends together to finish the piece of jewelry.
  5. Make multiple pieces to layer together or enjoy them as a fun snack!
     

Make Your Own Cereal Jewelry

Australian Aboriginal Dot Painting

Make your own Aboriginal dot painting!

Nature Scavenger Hunt Shadow Box

How To:

  1. Go on a Scavenger Hunt to collect nature items.
  2. Pour glue into shoebox lid - tilt lid to cover the entire bottom (about 1/2 inch thick).
  3. Arrange nature items in the shadow box.
  4. Allow the glue to dry for at least 1 hour.
  5. Splatter paint into the box for more fun!

Supplies Needed:

  • Nature items
  • Bag (to collect items in)
  • Shoebox lid
  • Liquid glue
  • Paint & paintbrushes (optional)
     

Nature Scavenger Hunt Shadow Box

Go on a nature scavenger hunt in your own yard then make a cool shadow box!

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