Here’s a collection of the craft projects we did this summer at KidSPOT, a community funded FREE art program for kids in Kent County, Maryland. I get to come up with the projects each week.
Trim a styrofoam cup to make it short.
Apply a very thin coat of red paint to the cup. If the paint is thick, it will peel off as it dries. It should be thin enough to see the cup through it.
Cut pipe cleaners into pieces for claws, legs and eyes. The ones for the eyes will be much shorter than the leg ones.
Insert pipe cleaners into the painted cup. The eye ones should stick up.
Glue goggly eyes onto the eye pipe cleaners.
3D Fish Bowl
Select bottle caps for fish
Cut fins from scraps of paper
Draw an eye on the bottle cap
Glue fins and caps to a paper plate, to create the fish.
Add green rik rak seaweed with glue
Add seeds or small rocks
OPTIONAL: trim the top of the “bowl” to make it flat, like a real fish bowl. I didn’t do this step because I was worried I wouldn’t like it very much. If you try it, please post a photo on the KidSPOT Facebook Page. I would LOVE to see it!
Bottom of a plastic bottle
Strips of plastic bags from the grocery store
String for hanging
Cut bags into thin strips and spirals. I cut circles a little smaller than my palm, then cut them into spirals. The contrast between the straight strips and spirals is really nice!
Stick bag strips inside the bottom of the water bottle with clear or blue glitter glue. (White glue may dry looking cloudy)
Apply a hanging string to the top of the jelly fish with regular glue or a glue gun
The photos don’t do this project justice. I took a bunch, in different lighting, and in front of different backgrounds, and they just don’t look near as cute as it looks in real life. This project is well worth doing!
Toilet Paper Tube Octopus
Make 8 cuts from one end of the tube to the center to make the octopus legs.
Paint your octopus any color you like (the thinner the paint, the quicker it will dry)
While the paint is drying, pick out some sequins to decorate the legs.
Add beads of glue and decorate your awesome octopus!
Paper Plate Fish with Celery Painted Scales
Fish Stick Puppet
You will need:
Card Stock or construction paper