Window Art

window art

Summer vacation is here and there’s no other time of the year to be more creative with the kids.

They are always around.

With my daughter’s birthday in the beginning of the season, a very good friend of ours gave her, as a b-day gift, The Window Art Book by the editors of Klutz.

I love the Klutz books, because they come with supplies to let you dive right into the project and once you understand the idea you will always be able to use them to guide you in new projects.

That’s my point.

Even if you don’t have the book you can buy the special squirt-on paint for window art on the Klutz website.

With these special paints you can draw anything in a plastic surface. I’ve tried in a zipper-style sandwich bag and it worked.

Before you start, you have to choose a picture with continued lines and, very important, a picture than can easily be filled.

Here is the step by step for Window Art Creations.

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You will need:

  • Window paint
  • Zipper-style sandwich bag
  • Lots of designs to trace
  • Black paint for outlining
  • Assorted colors of paint to fill the picture
  • Cotton swab to wipe the paint away if it goes where it shouldn’t

Caution: windows art colors are plastic; they can permanently bond to or stain other plastic surfaces. Put your finished window art pieces on glass windows, mirrors, and glassware ONLY.

Tips for peeling: 1. Let the colors dry thoroughly (it will take 24 hours) but if you are having trouble peeling off your art, try putting it in the refrigerator for a few minutes. 2. If two areas of your window art touch, they could stick permanently. Again, try to put the piece in the refrigerator for a minute or two, you then might be able to coax the layers apart.

Click on the images to go to the Klutz products homepage.

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Note: The window arts in the pics of this post were made by my daughter.

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Modeling Clay Dog

dog modeling clay

Hi guys!

This post is very similar to that one about “Clay Doll Food” (I mean, the same material and basically same idea – play and create with modeling clay) but this time I used the clay to do a dog, and the reason I would like to show you this cute dog is that I was surfing on the web when I saw some more easy tutorials to design other animal figurines at www.clay-it-now.com that I really would like to share with you all.

Also, there are some tips I would like you to know about.

Air Dry Modeling Clay

During my workshops with young kids I’ve been using Foamies® air dry modeling clay in white.

Why white? I’ll be very honest: I’ve already tried the modeling clay in black and also in red but they crumbled. So, I decided to use only white. It works well and can be painted after drying.

Painting

For the painting you can use specific clay paints, tempera or poster paint. I like to use canvas acrylic paints, too. They don’t crack and can be applied as many coats as you need.

Plastic Bead

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Use them to decorate your figurines. I used black ones for the dog eyes. It’s up to you!

Safety first

Please, remember: the clay could leave a residue on surfaces. Protect everything wrapping the items you will use to roll the clay dough and lay the pieces with plastic film.

 

Now, it’s your turn! To get you inspired, I’m proud to present some figurines made by kids during a workshop day.

Here they are!

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Dog face | Origami & How to draw

origami dog face

This week I’ll have a Workshop with children around five years old and the theme will be “dogs”.

Thus, I decided to do this super cute and easy origami with them.

Also, I’ll show them how to draw a dog face because they can use it in the future.

Everything is here for you to give it a try.

You can see that I’m not good at drawing but you can be the best!

Use the illustration to guide your drawing.

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Clay Doll Food

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My daughter is always watching youtube videos on “how to make your own doll food” and badgering me to do these little ones.

Thankfully we had just entered at the supermarket a few days ago when we found the perfect package of polymer clay (also described as modeling clay). I had no doubt to pick it up and we started to make plans instantly.

We chose the polymer clay in white considering to paint the foods with the canvas acrylic paints we still had from oldest projects.

We created lollipops, toffee apple, pretzels, hot dogs, a hamburger, sausage sticks and made some kitchen utensils, like spoons and bowls.

My daughter also made a cotton candy using a simple piece of cotton colored by soft pastels. She glued a stick on it to fit on her dolls hands.

I bought the polymer clay in white but you can buy in assorted colors if you want. It’s up to you!

Look what Theresa, from the blog Theresa’s Mixed Nuts, did with different colors.

Let your imagination guide you on this project and you will do amazing foods for your dolls.

You will need:

  • Polymer Clay
  • Toothpicks
  • Plastic Film
  • Assorted colors of Paints

Important: before you start, please, pay attention. You may not see, but the clay could leave a residue on surfaces. So, protect everything wrapping the items you will use to roll the clay dough and lay the pieces with plastic film.

 

Paper Bunny

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The idea for this cute paper bunny I found on the blog Baú da Tia Sonia.

It’s super easy to do. You’ll just need one thicker paper to print the pattern and another one for the ground (where the bunny will be attached).

I did the following pattern by myself because I wanted it designed.

For this project you’ll need.

  • Thicker paper (Letter size)
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils
  • Fabric scraps
  • Cotton
  • Glue

1. Print the pattern using a thicker paper

2. Color the bunny as you wish

3. Cut the bunny

4. Cut a piece to be used as base (you can use cereal box, too).

5. Fold to make crease the tip of the four feet and glue them on the base

6. Roll and glue the face up, then glue it on the body

7. Embellish with a heart, a ribbon and anything you want. Finish it with the cotton tail.

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