Super Sparkly Puffy Paint Snowflakes!

Super Sparkly Puffy Paint Snowflakes!

These puffy paint snowflakes are super sparkly and a lovely art activity to try at home with little ones over the festive period. Hung up in groups they make gorgeous decorations too! PLUS you can use the puffy paint to create other wintery masterpieces too!

Full “How To” below….

 

 

I haven’t yet met a little one who doesn’t LOVE mixing up puffy paint – and it’s great for endless other art activities too! For these lovely snowflakes you’ll need :

Some dark card or stiff paper

Paper doillies

PVA glue

Paint

Paintbrush

Glitter

Scissors

Some ribbon and tape if you’re going to hang them up at home!

Mixing up the puffy paint is the first thing to do – a good squirt of foam, a blob of PVA glue and a squirt of paint, then mix up REALLY well with a paintbrush. Because the puffy paint contains glue you won’t need any extra glue later on to add the glitter

Next, lay a paper doillie flat on the card – you’re going to be using the doillie as a stencil. Use the brush to paint the puffy paint over the pattern gaps in the doillie. Make sure you cover them all with the paint!

Now it’s time for the big reveal! Carefull peel off the doillie and you’ll be left with a lovely snowflake effect on the card. Sprinkle on a sprinkling of glitter (remember the paint has glue on so the glitter will stick provided you do this whilst the paint is still wet!)

Then you can cut out your snowflakes when dry and hang to display them – they look lovely and really effective in little groups!

Christmas Hand and Footprints!

Christmas Hand and Footprints!

There is nothing lovelier than a home-made Christmas card…and even cuter if it’s got a little person’s hand or footprint on it! Here’s a little round up of our favourite festive hand and footprints……there’s a fingerprint one thrown in for good measure too!

If you’re struggling to get a good clear print (and we know it can be tricky!) check out our blog post all about how to get a lovely clear print!

And of course if you fancy joining in the arty fun at our classes in the New Year…..pop over to our Find a Class page to find out all about joining in the ARTventurers fun!

Snowy Pine Cone Baby Owls!

Snowy Pine Cone Baby Owls!

These baby owls are an old ARTventurers favourite – FAB for working on fine motor and coordination skills, plus they make gorgeous Christmas decorations too!

Full “How to” below :

 

You’ll need :

Large pine cone

Some card or paper cut into circles (eyes) and triangles (beak)

Wiggly eyes

Cotton wool

Glue

Sparkly glitter or snow glitter is lovely but not essential!

Use fingers to push cotton wool into the gaps in the pine cone – this is the bit which is great for working on those fine motor skills and coordination skills with little people!

Glue on features – eyes and beak

You can add a little Christmas sparkle with glitter or sparkly fake snow – make a whole baby owl family to decorate your mantelpiece or hang from the tree with a piece of ribbon or wire!

 

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