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Fake Ice Cream Sundaes

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Thursday, June 20, 2013, In : Sculpture 


   “I scream, you scream, we all scream for…. Hey! What is this? This isn’t ice cream.  What kind of sick joke is this? Who does that?”  might be what the conversation sounds like when you show off this super sneaky art project! 

 I love this project almost as much as I love real ice cream because reminds me of one of my favorite sculptors, Claes Oldenburg.  Oldenburg was considered a pop artist. He did a lot of public art, but he also did giant soft sculptures of everyday obje...


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Year of the Snake

Posted by MakeSpace ARTS on Thursday, February 7, 2013, In : Holiday Craft 

Year of the Snake

   This Lunar New Year begins on February 10th and in the Chinese tradition is The Year of the Snake.  People everywhere will celebrate with elaborate festivals, dance, food, ceremonies, and crafts!  Here is a fun snake craft project you can do with your kids.  It is also great way to recycle those left over Easter eggs you have ...


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Grassy Head Guys

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,

This project is insanely popular with kids and parents.  Whenever we put it on the MakeSpace ARTS schedule, I know we will be busy!  I get prepared by making my family eat a yogurt the weeks prior to doing the project.  Nothing has worked better that the unique tapered Yoplait containers for the Grassy Head Guy’s body.  Needless to say, we are all getting our healthy live cultures and good bacteria!  But I digest, er, digress…  This project gets cooler and cooler as the grass on the hea...


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Autumn Tree Craft

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,

Autumn Tree Craft


   Maybe it is because we are in a region where the season changes are more subtle, but I love autumn arts and crafts!  The fiery reds, oranges, and earth tones unmistakably mark this transitional time of year.  Halloween just happened, and Thanksgiving is on the way.   Why not have your kids look to nature for creative inspiration?  This project is as easy as it is cute!  The miniature scale makes it look magical.  

   We made these with kids at MakeSpace ARTS and disc...


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Slime Recipe

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,

 Slime Recipe


Solution A

1 Cup Cold Water

1 Cup School Glue (clear or white)

3 Drops Food Coloring or 2 Tbsps. of Liquid Tempera, (In color of choice)

 

Solution B

2 Cups Warm Water

1 Tbsp. 20 Mule Team Borax (found in the laundry isle of your supermarket)

 

  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for solution A.  Stir together until color is uniform.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir Borax and the warm water until the Borax is completely dissolved.
  3. Very carefully, pour the solutio...

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Homemade Puffy Paints

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,

Homemade Puffy Paints

I wish I could take credit for this awesome concoction, but it is floating around the internet right now.  I don’t know who to give credit for the recipe.  I would like to think that the joy and excitement it has brought our students at MakeSpace ARTS would be adequate payment for the rights to the project.  Fortunately, arts and crafts projects don’t usually work that way.  They are just out there in there in the world to be shared, modified, adapted, improved up...


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Fluffy Foam Painting

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,

Fluffy Foam Painting

For years I worked in after school and camp programs with little to no budget for art materials.  I had to become resourceful to keep the kids engaged in my shoe string budget projects.  I first found the Foam Painting project online, but there were no instructions accompanying it.   Through much trial and era, I came up with the right recipe!    I have seen similar premade foam paint products that retail for $5.50 per 8oz can.  A 10 oz. can of shaving cream about $1.30....


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Whimsical Paintsicles!

Posted by Sara Hunsucker on Monday, December 3, 2012,


Whimsical Paintsicles!


 

Summer is almost here and it’s hot out!  If sidewalk chalk just isn’t cutting it, here is a cool outdoor art project for kids of all ages.  Painting and drawing with frozen paint creates all kinds of interesting effects.  I tried this out last week at MakeSpace ARTS with some kids and moms and the feedback was great!   The kids had a lot of fun scooting the Paintsicles around the paper and making all kinds of different marks.  I can’t say this project lasted t...


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