One of the best ways to pass the time (and we all know that we will have a lot of time on our hands in the coming weeks) is to let your inner creativity shine! What a better way than to create your own kind of magic...ART!
Many of you have art supplies at home and you don’t even know it! Cotton balls, Q-Tips, tape, and more can be used to help create works of art! Here are some ideas you can do with supplies in your own home:
- Paper or Posterboard
- Container for water
- Container for paint
- Scissors (if needed)
- Cut sponges into various shapes (squares, triangles, diamonds etc.)
- Dip sponges in paint and dab them onto scrap paper to remove the excess paint.
- Use the sponges to create pictures on your paper.
- Specific pictures can be created or just fancy designs. It’s all up to you!
- Paper (cardstock or heavy)
- Start by adding a small amount of each color (about the size of a quarter), onto your large surface, so they are touching and forming a line.
- Lay your string across the paint and slightly twist so the paint covers all sides of the string.
- Lay the string across a piece of paper so the ends hang off the edges.
- Place a second piece of paper (the same size if possible) on top.
- Press down onto the paper as you pull the string back out.
TAPE WATERCOLOR PAINTING
- Place pieces of tape on paper to make a design
- Use watercolors to paint open spaces
- Dry painting
- Remove tape to see your masterpiece!
CHERRY BLOSSOM COTTON BALL PAINTING
- Cotton balls
- Paint background and branches
- Use a cotton ball to dip in paint and make cherry blossoms!
- Or, Be creative and make any kind of picture using a cotton ball as your paintbrush!
Emily Gurner is one of our Keshet High School teachers. She absolutely loves working with Keshet students and helping them learn and grow. Emily also has a background in the camping world and loves to share ideas for students and campers of all abilities!
Art example photos came from other resources, including Pinterest.