Category Archives: Upcycled Art

Pine Cone Ordainment

Kids getting cabin fever? Get them outside and have them collect some pine cones. When they get back inside, they can create a craft.

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Pine Cone Ordainments are easy to make. All you need are pine cones, glue, glitter, paint or other stuff in your art bin.

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You can make gifts for the wildlife outside by putting peanut butter on the pine cone and sprinkling seeds on it. Hang it up on the tree and watch the birds fly to the pine cone birdfeeder.

Remembrance Day Craft

It’s sometimes hard to talk to kids about heavy topics, and war is one of them. Getting the family together to make a Remembrance Day craft is a good way to bring up the subject in a safe way that children can understand.

Get out finger paints and have them make a poppy with their thumbs. It’s something younger kids can do, but the whole family can get involved and add their own fingerprints – And because it’s made with paper, you can easily mail it to relatives who are currently serving.

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This guide from the Royal Canadian Legion is intended for teachers but it can also be used for homeschool, Family Home Evening or other family activity.

Halloween Craft – Jar Lantern

Another kids Halloween craft!

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What you need
* Mason jar, jam jar, or some other sort of glass jar
* Dark coloured paint and paintbrush or scissors, construction paper and tape or glue

How to do it
* Clean out the jar
* Create the design, keeping the construction paper or paint on the outside of the jar
* Safety first! Have an adult light the candle for the jar lantern, and make sure the jar is in a spot where it won’t get accidentally knocked over.

Rubik Cube Art

Wonder what someone who has a bunch of Rubik Cubes does with them – after you’re done wondering why someone has so many of them?

Pete Fecteau making Rubik Cube art of Martin Luther King

Finished product! MLK in Rubik cube art form.

Getting the colours on one cube the way you want them is hard enough. It’s amazing how he was able to do it with over 4,000 cubes; but like the name of the piece – Dream Big!

New Button Designer Software for DIY Button Makers

I found a very cool online button designer software.  It’s completely free and you can go on there and upload an image, add text, change font or colours and you can create button artwork with no difficulty or learning curve whatsoever.

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Celestial Button designs and artwork made with free online Button Designer