Art education students from the University of Central Arkansas’s Department of Art and Design—all future school teachers—will release do-along children’s art project videos to do at home. New videos will be posted daily from Sept. 26 through Oct. 3.
This page provides a list of project descriptions and supplies needed to do each project.
The videos will be released on the day indicated from the Conway ArtsFest YouTube channel. They will stay up on YouTube, so you can do them any time.
Saturday, Sept. 26
Tissue Paper Pumpkins by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, children can learn how to make a crumbled tissue paper pumpkin. It will be great to spread fall ambience! Supplies needed: white poster board or other heavy paper, tissue paper in oranges/yellows/greens, white school glue, scissors, scrap ribbon or raffia.
Monoprinting with Gelli Plates by Austin Polk
In this video, kids will learn how to monoprint using three different techniques on gelli plates. Using abstractionism is fun! Supplies needed: Gelli plates or wax paper taped onto a table if you can’t find gelli plates, brayer roller or paint brush, acrylic paint in various colors, newspaper or table cloth to cover workspace, paper towels, stencils, string, construction paper or cardstock paper, baby wipes.
Accordion Fold Leaf Banner by Yasmin Lozano
In this video, kids can learn how to make a leaf banner using an accordion folding method. They will decorate the leaves by painting them with watercolor and string them on yarn to create a banner. Supplies needed: sketching paper, paintbrushes, liquid watercolors, art palette, scissors, hole puncher, yarn, and stapler.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Dinosaur Eggs by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, children can learn how to make a hatching dinosaur egg using paper and markers. Supplies needed: white multi-media paper (2 sheets), scissors, pencil, water based markers, glue stick.
Spiky Hedgehogs by Destiny Perry
In this video, kids will learn how to make a spunky, spiky hedgehog! Owning a pet has never been so easy! Supplies needed: various brown papers including brown shopping bags, scissors, glue sticks, water based marker, white paper.
Tie-Dyed Turkeys by Shelby Bennett
In this video, kids can learn how to make tie dye turkeys using coffee filters! Perfect for fall holidays! Supplies needed: coffee filter, water-based markers, plastic or glass plate, water, paper towels or newspaper, pencil, scissors, glue (squeeze or glue stick), piece of brown construction paper, (optional: gloves to avoid staining hands).
Monday, Sept. 28
Raised Salt Painted Flower by Shelby Bennett
In this video, kids can learn how to make a raised salt painting using watercolors, salt and glue! Make your own flower garden! Supplies needed: white cardstock paper, poster board or other heavy paper, watercolors, paint brush or dropper, water, water tub, table salt, paper or Styrofoam plate, white school glue, pencil.
Yarn-Wrapped Cardinals by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, red cardinals come to life in your kids creative minds. You can almost hear them chirping! Supplies needed: cardboard, heavy scissors or carpet knife (adults do this part), red acrylic paint, paint brush, water and water tub, paper towel, pencil, red yarn (metallic shimmer yarn is fun), red feathers, black & yellow craft foam, googly eyes, Tacky glue or hot glue and glue gun, tape, scissors.
Crazy Lion by Madeline Nelson
In this video, kids can learn how to make a crazy lion and go on a safari from their own living rooms! Supplies needed: cardstock copy paper or construction paper in a variety of colors, black sharpie or black marker, glue sticks or white school glue, scissors.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
Paper Plate Fish by India Ward
In this video, kids will learn how to create a fish out of a paper plate! Having an aquarium has never been so easy! Supplies needed: paper plates, colorful construction paper and tissue paper, white school glue, one large googly eye, scissors, black permanent marker.
Finger Puppet Birds by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, kids can make a flock of birds and tell a chirping story. These bird finger puppets are simple and fun! Supplies needed: 6″ x 6″ paper, water based markers.
Crazy Monster by Sarah Marr
In this video, kids will learn how to create a crazy monster while learning about lines. Supplies needed: white multimedia paper, oil pastels (or crayons), watercolor paint tray, paintbrush, black construction paper, scissors, squeeze or stick glue, water tub, paper towel.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
Crazy Birds by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, kids will make a bird sculpture that is colorful and creative. Make a flock of them! Supplies needed: cardboard, heavy scissors or carpet knife (adults do this part), acrylic paint in various colors, paint brushes, water, water tub, paper towel, hot glue gun and glue sticks, wood scrap for base, thin dowel rod for the stand, small hand saw and drill.
Toilet Paper Donuts by Elizabeth Rushing
In this video, kids will learn how to create a 3D donut with sprinkles using toilet paper, water, and acrylic paint. These are fun, but not edible! Supplies needed: one roll of toilet paper, paper plate, mixing bowl for water, paint brushes, acrylic paint colors-white, black, pink, yellow, brown, orange, tan, and other colors for sprinkles, paper towel.
Thursday, Oct. 1
Paper Loop Sunflowers by Annie Freer
In this video, kids will learn how to create a 3D sunflower by using colorful construction paper, real sunflower seeds, glue sticks, scissors, and white school glue. Supplies needed: construction paper-yellow, green, scissors, sunflower seeds, glue sticks, white school glue, and one sheet of construction paper for background (any color).
BIG Birds by Dr. Trina Harlow
In this video, kids will make a colorful flock of big birds. They will have fun and you will hear giggles as they bring their colorful birds to life. Supplies needed: remnant cardboard boxes, acrylic paint in many colors, paint brushes, water tub, water, paper towel, black sharpie, hot glue and glue gun, carpet knife (grown ups need to use the carpet knife).
Crazy Bugs by Olivia Henderson
In this video, kids will have fun making crazy bugs with repurposed and recycled materials! Supplies needed: old magazines, white multimedia paper or lightweight cardboard, glue sticks, white glue, scissors. Optional items: string, pipe cleaners, sequins, and pom pom balls.
Friday, Oct. 2
Nature Prints by Hayley Dwyer
In this video, kids will use objects found in nature to make prints. Leaves, sticks, and interesting rocks will be painted and then pressed by hand onto paper to create an image. Supplies needed: objects found in nature such as leaves, sticks, rocks, 2-3 colors of acrylic paint, a paint brush, a plate or palate for the paint, white multimedia paper, water tub, water, paper towel, table covering.
Saturday, Oct. 3
Broccoli-Stenciled Trees by Hayley Dwyer
In this video, kids will make fall trees. Enjoy making a forest, but remember not to eat it! Supplies needed: acrylic paint-browns and fall colors, paint brush, paper plate or palate for paints, raw broccoli florets, white multimedia paper, paper towel, table covering.
Autumn Leaf Suncatcher by Nina Molina
In this video, kids will learn how to make their very own suncatcher made mainly of leaves found outdoors, and a paper plate. These creations add a fun pop of color to any window. Supplies needed: found leaves, paper plate, white school glue, glue sticks, scissors, assorted paint, paint brushes, water, water tub, yarn for holder.
The 14th annual Conway ArtsFest will be held virtually from Sept. 26 through Oct. 3, 2020. The virtual festival will include activities you can do from home, performances by local talent, virtual exhibitions, a Black Artists Showcase event and more!
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