Painting

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2-Ingredient Snow Paint Snowman

Make your own Snow Paint Snowman with just 2 ingredients! All you need is shaving cream and a bottle of white glue – both are available at the dollar store. Snow Paint Snowman is a calming, motor skill-driven activity, but really, they’re just fun to make!

Snow Paint Snowman

You Will Need:

  • A Bowl
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bottle of White Glue
  • Bottle of Shaving Cream (not gel)
  • White Glitter
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons
  • Scissors

Making the Snow Paint

Snow Paint
  1. Prep by grabbing your bowl, white glue, a bottle of shaving cream and a paintbrush.
  2. Combine the entire bottle of glue into the bowl along with enough shaving cream to cover the glue. Do not use the whole bottle of shaving cream.
  3. Mix thoroughly with your paintbrush, adding more shaving cream if needed.
  4. You should be left with fluffy snow paint!

Prepping your Snowman

Snow Paint Snowman
  1. To begin, take out a black sheet of construction paper. If you have a hole punch handy, punch out roughly 7 circles per snowman and set aside.
  2. If you don’t have a hole punch, take out a black sheet of construction paper and fold it in half four times.
  3. With your scissors handy, cut out a small quarter-inch circle. Repeat if necessary.
  4. Next, you’ll want to take another black sheet of construction paper and cut out a hat for your snowman.
  5. Now, grab a sheet of orange construction paper. Cut a small carrot-shaped triangle from the paper.
  6. Choose 2-3 buttons for your snowman.
  7. Trim a piece of ribbon to 5 inches
  8. Grab glitter and set aside all of your items.

Making your Snowman

  1. Grab your favorite color construction paper.
  2. Using your paintbrush, scoop a big glob into the center of your brush, and begin painting the body for your snowman. We made this easier by adding two or three globs of snow paint to our paper and spreading them around to create the body and head.
  3. Don’t forget to add snow! Add snow paint to the “ground” in your painting, and maybe even a few snowflakes falling as well.
  4. Now we’ll decorate our snowman – grab some white glitter, empty some into your hand, pinch and sprinkle onto your snow.
  5. Add your snowman’s hat to the top of his head.
  6. Add his eyes using two black construction paper circles (2 large googly eyes if you have them). Do not press them into the “snow” – you won’t be able to see them as well.
  7. Add your snowman’s orange, triangle nose.
  8. Using 5 or so black circles, create your snowman’s smile.
  9. With your 2-3 buttons, drop them vertically down his chest.
  10. Grab your ribbon, tie a knot about a third of the way down the strand. With the shorter end in hand, place it over your snowman’s neck to give him a scarf.
Snow Paint Snowman

Give your Snowman about 2 days to fully dry. He should be left nice and fluffy!

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Honey Bee Painting

National Honey Bee Awareness Day is coming up this August 17th! “Bee” prepared to make some adorable honey bee paintings! This craft is super cute and easy to do. A little paint and stamping can make something “bee”-utiful!

Honey Bee Painting
Honey Bee Painting

You Will Need:

  • Bubble Wrap
  • Honey Bee Stamp
  • Yellow and Black Paint
  • Construction Paper
  • Paint Brush
  • Paper Plates
Honey Bee Painting
Honey Bee Painting
Honey Bee Painting
Honey Bee Painting

To Begin:

  1. Start with a clean sheet of white paper. We used construction paper.
  2. Squeeze a decent amount of yellow paint onto your paper plate. On a separate plate squeeze a little bit of black paint.
  3. Next, using your bubble wrap, dip the bubble side of the bubble wrap into the yellow paint. You may need to use your paintbrush to brush some of the yellow paint onto the bubble wrap.
  4. Once your bubble wrap is painted and prepped, press the painted side against the white paper. When you peel back the bubble wrap, you should be left with a circular/hexagon pattern.
  5. Next, we’ll be using our bee stamp. We were lucky enough to have a bee stamp hand-made for us, but if necessary a trip to Michael’s might save you time.
  6. For this step, you can either use stamp ink or black paint like we did. Coat your stamp in ink or paint and decorate your honeycomb painting!
Honey Bee Painting
Honey Bee Painting

What You Can Do to Help Protect Bees

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Splatter Painting

Therapeutic Recreation Week Day #3

Splatter Painting
Splatter Painting

You will need:

  • Various Paints
  • Canvas or Paper
  • Paint Brushes
  • Cup
  • Paper Towels
  • Paper Plates

This activity can get pretty messy, so we recommend painting outside and wearing aprons! Set up tables for your residents to stand or sit at. You may even want to lay down a plastic table cloth. Give every resident a canvas, paper plate and cup of water. Provide paints and paintbrushes to share. Residents can squeeze whatever paint they want onto the plate and rinse their brush in their cup. Now for the messy part – dip your paintbrush in paint and fling it onto the canvas! Get creative and have fun! Some residents may even want to just paint, that’s fine too! A more hands-on activity would be finger painting! Whatever your residents decide to do, it’s sure to be a masterpiece!

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Marshmallow Shamrock Painting

Shamrock Marshmallow Painting Supplies
Shamrock Marshmallow Painting Supplies

Hooray! St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patty’s Day began as a religious feast day in the 17th Century observing the death of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Since then, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into festivals across the globe celebrating the Irish culture with parades, foods, music, dancing and a whole lot of green. So let’s celebrate! Coming up this March 17th plan to invest in some paper, paint and, oh, yes, marshmallows! This fun, do-it-yourself activity will leave your group with their own pretty painting and even a snack. So sit back, relax and pop open that bag of marshmallows – you’re going to need ‘em!

Marshmallow Shamrock Painting

What you will need:

  • Miniature Marshmallows
  • Clover Template (You can print this out and cut out the shape)
  • Craft Paint of whatever colors you choose! (we’re using shades of green and white)
  • Paper plates
  • Tape
  • White cardstock or construction paper
Four leaf clover template for marshmallow painting
Right click, Save Image As and Print

To Begin:

  1. Grab a marshmallow.
  2. Eat it.
  3. Right click, save image as, and print the shamrock template provided.
  4. Cut out the clover template.
  5. Roll a piece of tape and tape the clover in place on a piece of cardstock paper.
  6. Squirt a small amount of paint of your choice onto a paper plate.
  7. Dip a marshmallow into your paint. (Don’t eat)
  8. Begin stamping the painted marshmallows around the clover.
  9. Make sure to get all around the edges to get the full effect. Use less and less paint the further away you get from your clover for a cool effect.
  10. Carefully peel back and remove the clover from the paper and allow the paint to dry.
  11. Hang and enjoy!
Marshmallow Shamrock Painting
Marshmallow Shamrock Painting

Shamrocks, without a doubt, symbolize St. Patrick’s Day, but don’t let that stop your creativity! Use other fun shapes to create whatever design you desire!

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