Art Tea Party Crafts & Ideas



PARTY CRAFTS:






Keepsake Silhouette Portraits


Materials:
  • Sheets of white paper or newsprint 45cm x 60cm (18in. x 24in.)
  • A bright desk lamp that you can aim.
  • Black art paper 45cm x 60cm (18in. x 24in.)
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil and white pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick


Instructions:

  1. Tape the large sheet of white paper to the wall. Center the paper so that your model's silouette will appear directly in the middle of the paper.
  2. Sit the model sideways on a stool about 30cm (12in.) away from the paper on the wall.
  3. Shine the lamp at the person's head. Turn off all other lighting. Adjust the lamp so that the persons shadow is clearly in focus on the paper.
  4. With your pencil carefully trace around the edge of the shadow on the paper.
  5. Once you have traced completely around the shadow, remove the paper from the wall and cut out the outline.
  6. Place the white head shape on the black construction paper. Use the white pencil to trace around it, and then cut out the black head shape.
  7. Glue the black silhouette to a light colored piece of construction paper. You can also create a fanciful construction paper frame by glueing beautiful cut-out designs around the silhouette.
  8. Finally, write the date and the name of the person on the back of each silhouette. These beautiful portraits will be cherished keepsakes for years to come!


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Easy Stained Glass Window


Materials:
  • White bond paper 22cm X 27cm (8-1/2in. x 11in.)
  • Black construction paper or black heavy art paper
  • Scraps of tissue paper in a variety of bright colors
  • Scissors
  • Crafting knife
  • white glue, glue stick, and glue brush


Instructions:

  1. Select an floral or scenic image with large blocks color and distinctive outlines.
  2. Enlarge the image to the size that you want for your window.
  3. Tape the pattern to the top sheet of two stacked black pieces of paper.
  4. Carefully cut out some internal blocks of color in your drawing using the crafting knife. Cut through all three sheets of papers...Note: These cut-out areas are where the tissue paper will be placed. So, be sure to select these areas very artfully.
  5. When you are finished cutting, remove the top white pattern paper.
  6. Dab glue on the back of the black outline where the cut-outs were placed.
  7. Lay tissue paper over these cut-out areas and press firmly into place. Be careful to ensure that the tissue paper doesn't wrinkle or pucker.
  8. Trim off excess tissue paper around each cut-out area.
  9. Continue until you have completely covered all of your cut out areas with pieces of tissue paper.
  10. Next, glue the second black tracing over the first - matching up the designs carefully. This creates a stained glass window that can be viewed from either side.

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Primitive Clay Paperweights


Materials:
  • Fast drying clay
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Earth-colored water-based paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper
  • Sponge


Instructions:

  1. Draw a primitive stick figure scene on a sheet of white drawing paper... Take inspiration from pictures shown in national science magazines or use your imagination!
  2. Once you have drawn the image, then bend pipe cleaners to follow the lines of the your design.
  3. Take a piece of clay and flatten it with your fingers and palms until it is the thickness of a piece of tile.
  4. At this point, shape or cut the clay into a medium-sized square. The square should be large enough to incorporate your design.
  5. Press the shaped pipe cleaners into the clay to leave an impression. Remove the pipe cleaners carefully.
  6. Place the clay square in the on cookie sheet. Bake for 1-1/2 hours at 200 degrees F (94 degrees celcius).
  7. Once the clay is completely dry, then sponge earthy-colored paints over the clay piece. Sponge the paint randomly so that you are creating an authentic effect of stone.
  8. Finally, use a paintbrush to paint and highlight the grooves of your design. Use a dark-colored paint for this.
  9. Once the paint is dry, you will have a wonderful momento from this terrific party!


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