Updated: Mar 22
Week 2 projects - airing Mon 3/23 - Fri 3/27
Monday: Acrylic Painting on Canvas - underwater view!
Tuesday: Paper Marbling
Watercolor Wednesday! Fun resist process
Thursday: Hand Sewn Monsters with Missy!
Friday: Let's play with polymer clay! Miniatures / charms
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Watercolor paper: (Also used in week 1) You definitely don't need anything fancy! This pack of Canson paper is budget friendly and holds up well under pressure! It's able to handle a decent amount of water for younger kiddos and newer water-colorists. It's a bargain and what I use in studio for my own students! We will use a sheet or two each week!
Watercolor Set: (Also used in week 1)
The set that is linked below is not what I think you need for this, but it's a set I love! The pigments are so intense. If you watched me paint Butterball the cat - these are the watercolors I used. PLEASE don't feel like a crayola watercolor set or anything comparable wouldn't be fine for these projects though!
Brushes: (Also used in week 1) We want a variety of shapes and sizes to learn with. These aren't the last set you'll ever need, lol, but at this price - they're going to be fun to play and learn with.
Sharpies! Fine and Ultra Fine: (Also used in week 1) Sharpies are a great artist's tool and we'll be using them a lot over the next few weeks! This pack is a twin-tip style, so you get your basic (thicker) lined sharpie, and your finer line (pen style) sharpie all in one!
Cardstock: (Also used in week 1) This is a nice size pack with 4 sheets of each color. We'll be using one sheet of black in week one, so this will cover up to 4 kids (one sheet each) with remaining colors to be used in the following weeks.
Craft Acrylic Paint: (Also used in week 1) Any craft acrylic paint is fine... and you really only need red, yellow and blue + black and white if you're good at color mixing. But this set has every color you could need and more! Plenty to share with siblings and friends!
8x10 canvas: (Also used in week 1) This pack includes 14 canvases! That's probably WAY more than most of you will need or want, but many of the other options are sold out in smaller packs. It's around $1 per canvas in this pack though - so you're saving a good bit. If you think you could share these with a friend, or have multiple kids painting over the next few weeks, I think it's a great buy. The Dollar Tree is also a great option if you're not sure that you want 12, lol. You can buy an individual 8x10 panel for $1 each.
Sculpey Polymer Clay:
(For miniatures / charms) Molds like modeling clay, but bakes hard in the oven! We'll be making clay miniatures and charms with these. This set should cover several children.
Jewelry Screw Eyes:
(For miniatures / charms) These are going to be used to insert into the top of the polymer clay if you would like to make charms. If you only plan on sculpting miniatures (for play, or accessories for american girl dolls) you will NOT need these.
Foaming Shaving Cream:
(For paper marbling) Any brand will do! We prefer sensitive skin / fragrance free for younger kids.
Non-Gel Food Coloring or liquid watercolor:
(For paper marbling) Any brand is fine! If you have liquid watercolors you can use those in place of food coloring too!
(For monsters) You'll need a few sheets /different colors for embellishments.
(For monsters) Any color will work!
Additional supplies that I expect most will have on hand:
- 9x12 cake pan or something "low wall" to hold the shaving cream for paper marbling
- Toothpicks or a butter knife
- pencils / erasers
- a WHITE, CLEAR, or light colored crayon or colored pencil (for the watercolor resist)
- Knit gloves, or a lonely sock (We're going to be making up-cycled monsters!) If you're fortunate enough to not live somewhere that you would wear gloves in the winter months, a sock will do!
- Kid scissors
- Adult scissors: These are for cutting the felt and gloves this week. Kids safety scissors won't make it through the felt. If you would like to grab some fabric scissors for this & future projects, these are a good inexpensive pair:
- Something to stuff your monsters with! If you have some extra poly-fill, or an old pillow or stuffy that's no longer in use, you can gut that! Don't have anything like that? Get creative! You can use cut up paper towels, TP, cotton balls, dryer lint... You name it! If you REALLY like the process and want to get poly-fill - here's a small bag on amazon:
**With Amazon being overburdened with essential deliveries, we have partnered with BLICK ARTS to fulfill your orders if / when Amazon cannot. Blick's current lead times (with shipping) are running around 5-7 business days. They have assured me that they will be able to maintain that shipping speed moving forward. Currently, orders over $35 ship free, and there is a promo code typically DAILY in the top of the home screen that provides a % off code for orders over a certain amount (Typically $65)** **If any of these supplies are NOT in stock on Amazon or Blick - simply search for an alternative brand. We will continually update as we notice comments about out of stock items. If you are able to get out to a brick and mortar store, you can do that as well. Everything in this list can be substituted. We look forward to having you all tune in to our Facebook videos next week! **Please note that we are currently unable to respond to comments here on the blog. Checkout our Facebook page's "FAQ" post - or message us on Facebook for more help!**