Hello My Most Amazing Artists!

Looking for some ideas to keep your brains working and creativity flowing? Imagination and wonder are some of your greatest tools!

These resources will be updated frequently with new art activities, videos, prompts, and enrichment opportunities for all grade levels. I strongly encourage everyone in your family to get involved and make art!

Art can be made using every day materials you have at home, use your imagination and what you have at home. You don't need special paper or sketch books to make art! A piece of cardboard, back of a cereal box, or old magazine cover all make excellent starting places.

GLC Students - Share your creations with me by emailing me a picture to skaplan@longbranch.k12.nj.us and I will add it to your artsonia online art gallery!


Check out these Awesome AT HOME ART Ideas:

Make your own Paint!

Using food coloring or drops of paint you can make your own Ice Cube Paint sticks.

Make your own Playdoh!

Using salt, flower and drops of food coloring, you can make your own playdoh that can be used over and over for hours of fun!

Recycled Magazine or Newspaper Bowl

Using magazine paper or newspaper, and glue you can make a cool bowl!

Don't have glue at home? Check out this recipe to make your own.

Lets take a virtual tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.

Resource: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; #MetKids

Description: Learn how to weave, make soap carvings, create your own scratch art, read a bit of art history and much more.

Cost: Free

Additional Information: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/metkids/ to access The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Videos are also available on YouTube. Please search #MetKids.


Online Art Games:

Home Art Supplies:

Here is a great resource with lots of videos for making art with things you have at home: Parkwood School At Home Art Supplies

Paint

There are many different types of paint that you can make at home from thinner watercolor-like paints to thick-textured puffy paints. All that you need is in your cupboard and fridge. Ingredients like milk, flour, salt, water and some food coloring will have you painting. Juce, tea or coffee in can be used for an old fashioned watercolor painting.

Check out this recipe for condensed milk tempera paint and this one for flour and salt puffy paint to get you started.

Sculpture

Sculptures can be made from many materials... recycled plastics, cardboard boxes and cereal boxes are great starting points. Tinfoil is also a great material to make figures out of.

There are many home made playdoh recipies you can use to make your own modeling clay. Heres one that works well and lasts a long time. https://www.iheartnaptime.net/play-dough-recipe/