Turn an old cereal box into a fun and interesting piece of sculpture.
My daughter had a sleepover this weekend. To many of her friends, our house is known as the craft house. I think it is somewhat expected now that there will be an art project when they come over. As suspected, my daughter’s friend asked “Can we do a project?” That was music to my ears. I love kids that are eager to create. My daughter has recently developed a love for making sculptures. We made some out of paper towel rolls last month and she was hooked. Since then, she has made several creations on her own with clay and pipe cleaners, pine cones and paper and we have dabbled in some interesting tin foil creations that we will share with you soon. This weekend though, it was old cereal boxes that we used and the results were quirky and fun.
Turn your recyclables into a simple art project that you and your kids will love.
My daughter is a big fan of tinkering with our bin full of recyclables. Cardboard rolls are easily her favorite. She loves to paint them and tie them together, poke holes in them and anything else she can imagine. We found ourselves with an over abundance of paper towel rolls this weekend and wanted to play around with them. What we came up with were these simple paper towel roll sculptures.
My little girl has been obsessed with salt dough & clay for a long time. When she turned 2, we even threw her a Play-doh themed birthday.
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Play-Doh is not just fun for the kiddos. It is fun for the mommies too. My daughter has been on a huge Play-Doh kick lately. While picking up her piles of dough all over the coffee table, I decided it was playtime for me. Here is a mommy original Play-Doh sculpture.
I used one of Mai’s toy rolling pins to flatten out the dough.
With one of her toy knives, I cut out a circle.
Working from the bottom, I pinched & pleated the circle all the way around to form a pinched cylinder like shape that is slightly pointed on the bottom.
I repeated the first two steps & then formed another pinched layer underneath the first, working the two layers together.
Continue with these steps 1 & 2 and keep layering until you achieve the fullness for your flower that you would like. Add green Play Doh for leaves.