1. glue shapes or yarn to a box or bottle, cover with foil, pressing foil to
reveal the "stuff", and then rub the foil with black tempera paint. When
dry, wipe off, and the remaining paint will look antique.
2. over a box, bottle, jug, whatever ... with torn pieces of masking tape.
Rub with shoe polish. Looks like leather.
MORE off the top of my head ideas:
page 141, book: Good Earth Art - Soup Can Lanterns
Make lanterns from soup cans...kids hammer holes/designs with a nail into a
can (that has first been placed in the freezer, filled with water (duh,
ICE! that is).) Makes it easier to hammer designs into the can without it
bending. Then dump ice.
page 130, book: Good Earth Art - Branch weaving
Find a branch with 3 smaller branches, and then weave yarn through the
branches. Add other natural items into the yarn.
page 126, book: Good Earth Art - Foiled Leaf Prints
Place a leaf on a square of matte board or cardboard. Cover the leaf with
heavy aluminum foil. Press and rub the foil to show the pattern. Enjoy as
is, or, paint the foil and press a piece of paper onto the paint, lifting
off a print.
Sand Jars are always fun. Or use any stuff like flour, sugar, oatmeal, etc.
to layer in a jar.
Mobiles of any kind are great.
Beads from cornstarch/ flour recipe never fail.
Which reminds me, the book MUDWORKS has lots of plaster and other
flour-cornstarch-baking soda etc. recipes for carving and molding.
Carving a bar of soap would be fun...
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