Showing posts with label Recycled Styrofoam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recycled Styrofoam. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dipped Styrofoam Noodles

We love to dip different things in paint… this time we used Styrofoam noodles.

 

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Instructions:

 

Cut up an assortment of noodles.

Poke a toothpick into the noodle, this will be the handle.

 

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Squirt Acrylic paints on a paper plate. Please do not mix the paints.

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Dip noodles in Acrylic paints.

 

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Poke painted noodle on a Styrofoam block and drip dry.

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Have fun and get creative, there is no wrong or right way to dip noodles.

 

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Abstract Prints with Homemade Stamps

 
Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.
~Oscar Wilde

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Materials:

Styrofoam trays or plates
Scissors
A sharp pencil
Paint brushes
Acrylic paints
Bottle caps
Paper

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Directions:

Cut off rounded corners of the Styrofoam tray or plate. It should lay flat on top of the paper.
Use a pencil to draw your design directly on the Styrofoam, pushing hard enough to create a light indentation.
Once you have finished drawing, tape or glue a bottle cap onto the Styrofoam stamp. This makes a perfect stamp holder.
Cover the entire stamp with paint.
Press stamp down, lift up and see the beautiful reverse image.

 


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We also made prints with egg cartons.
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Stamping is Much Fun!

The children enjoyed stamping heart images made from recycled Styrofoam containers.

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Please wash and dry the containers thoroughly before the children do any art projects with them. We used different plastic bottle caps as stamp holders.

 

 

Directions:

Dampen roller with water.

Roll one layer of black paint onto the paper. We used black Liquid Watercolors.

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Cut recycled Styrofoam into different heart shapes.

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  You can make a handle by gluing or taping something to the Styrofoam heart shape. We used a recycled bottle cap.

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Squirt one color of paint in each plate or container.

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Stamp away!!!

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bubble Wrap Prints

 

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Who can resist bubble wrap?

 

It is best to allow children to feel and play with the bubble wrap before they start lifting prints. It is a great way to introduce the concept of print making .

 

 

Materials:

Large trash bag

Bubble wrap

BioColor paints

Styrofoam

Faux leather material

 

 

Preparation:

Cover the entire light table with a garbage bag. I prefer  to tape the ends down with masking tape.

Cut some Styrofoam sheets to the desired size. Cover each of them with  faux leather. Tape faux leather with masking tape.

Cut a piece of bubble wrap and tape it on the covered light table. Bubbly side up. 

 

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Process

 

Allow the children to squirt some paint on the bubble wrap.

Give  them the responsibility and independence on deciding how much paint to squeeze and which color to choose.

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When the bubble wrap is covered with paint, encourage the child to press the Styrofoam onto the bubble wrap.

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A light pressure is best.

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Lift the Styrofoam from the bubble wrap and discover the colorful prints you’ve created.

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Be amazed at the multi- colored prints.

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When bubble wrap becomes dry or gray in color, simply squirt more paint and begin again.