Get your Kandinsky On December 16 2014 1 Comment
In honor of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky's 148th Birthday, here's a Holiday craft project made by Alicia Herber, an Austin-based artist who makes a lot of cool stuff like this.1. COMBINE THE FOLLOWING INGREDIENTS IN A BOWL
- 1/2 CUP SALT
- 1/2 CUP WATER
- 1 CUP FLOUR
2. KNEAD THEM INTO A BALL AND ROLL THEM OUT ABOUT 1/4 INCH THICK ON A FLOURED SURFACE
3. CUT CIRCLE SHAPES WITH JAR LIDS
4. USE A TOOTHPICK TO MAKE A HOLE IN THE TOP IF YOU WANT TO HANG THE FINISHED PRODUCT
5. TRANSFER THEM TO A COOKIE SHEET WITH ALUMINUM FOIL
6. BAKE AT 250 DEGREES FOR 2 HOURS
7. SAND OFF CHEWY EDGES
8. NOW IT’S PAINTING TIME!
THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO LEARN MIXING COLORS- SO MIX AWAY!
THIS ACTIVITY WILL HELP YOU EXPLORE COLOR RELATIONSHIPS.
( PRO TIP: USE A HAIR DRYER TO SPEED UP DRYING TIMES)
HANG THEM UP WITH WIRE, THREAD, OR FLOSS.
THESE WERE INSPIRED BY WASSILY KANDINSKY’S CIRCLES CAN YOU TELL?
ONE THING WE CAN LEARN FROM KANDINSKY IS THAT THE CIRCLES DON'T NEED TO BE PERFECT!
HANG THESE UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR FOR EVERYDAY.
Jennifer on January 28 2015 at 02:45PM
What sort of paint did you use? These look great!