3 Simple Arts and Crafts Projects That Will Ignite Your Creativity

Now we’re deep in the chilly winter months. For our amazing Perth customers, that means less sunny time on the beach and at the park, and more time for at home activities. Have you been wanting to tap into your creative side?

Here at Red Dot, we love an art project. But we know sometimes it can be tricky to know where to start! That’s why we’ve put together this list of some inspiring project ideas.

All of them are kid-friendly and use materials from our massive and affordable range of art supplies. So, let’s get into it!

 

Crazy Shaving Cream Marble Paintings

Have you ever seen stunning marbled paintings on social media and wondered how it’s done? We’ve got an amazingly easy and super effective technique to share. You won’t believe how simple it is to create seriously beautiful marble paintings with everyday household items, Red Dot art supplies and your creative spark.

 

What you’re going to need:

 

How you’re going to do it:

  1. Fill the bottom of your baking tray with foam
  2. Mix up some bright paints – you want your watercolours to be fairly watery
  3. Droplet splashes of paint onto the shaving cream
  4. Mix it around with your palette knife to create a swirling look
  5. Gently press your sheet of paper onto the surface of the colourful shaving cream.
  6. Gently lift it up and use the cardboard to wipe the cream off the surface of the paper
  7. Voila! Your beautiful marbled painting will emerge. Hang it up to dry and start over with new colours.

 

Take a look at The Artful Parent’s picture filled tutorial here.

 

Stunning Modern-Inspired Credit Card Paintings

Have you got old plastic gift vouchers or loyalty cards lying around the house? Instead of getting rid of them, grab them out for this cool geometric craft project idea.

 

What you’re going to need:

 

How you’re going to do it:

  1. Mix up the paint into bright desired colours
  2. Space a few blobs of paint a few centimetres apart on the canvas
  3. Use the plastic cards to drag the paint around to create geometric patterns
  4. Done! Hang your painting up to dry and start over.

 

Take a look at the great Housing a Forest tutorial for some inspirational pictures.

 

 More Arts and Crafts Project Ideas: Mont Marte Material Tutorials

 

Visit Red Dot Today!

These ideas are just the start! Bring out your inner artist and let your inspiration run free. Come in and check out Red Dot’s massive range of art and craft supplies, all masterpiece quality at family-friendly prices. Find your nearest store here.