Monthly Archives: January 2015

Kid’s Crafts: Edible Playdough II

Kid’s Crafts: Edible Playdough II
Edible dough snake with chocolate chips and decorator icing

Snake made of edible dough

from Peanut Inventions Show/Carnegie Science Center’s Kitchen Theater/Pittsburgh, PA

Recipe:

1 cup peanut butter

1 1/4 cup powdered milk

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Knead and enjoy.

To make the snake in the drawing above, use decorator icing to make the lines on the snake’s body and add chocolate chips to complete the design.

Visit Carnegie Science Center online:

www.csc.clpgh.org

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Kid’s Crafts: Edible Playdough

Kid’s Crafts: Edible Playdough
Caterpillar made of edible play dough

Edible Play Dough: Make a Caterpillar

RECIPE:

1 ENVELOPE (1 ¼ CUP) POWDERED MILK

½ CUP POWDERED SUGAR

1/2 CUP HONEY

1 CUP PEANUT BUTTER

 

PROCESS:

DO NOT COOK.

MIX AND KNEAD TOGETHER.

 

TO MAKE THE CATERPILLAR PICTURED ABOVE, USE CRAISINS OR RAISINS FOR THE MOUTH AND EYES AND DOT THE BODY OF THE CATERPILLAR WITH SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND MORE CRAISINS OR RAISINS. USE TWIZZLE STIX FOR THE “EARS.”

YUM!

 

HAVE FUN USING TO MAKE ALL KINDS OF THINGS!!

 

 

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Our Imaginations! Paper Cut-outs: Fall/The Four Seasons Mural

Our Imaginations! Paper Cut-outs: Fall/The Four Seasons Mural

MATERIALS:

Paper

Scissors

Pencil/eraser

Tracing paper

Glue Stick

 

  1. Research the paper cutouts of Henri Matisse. These paper works combine symbolic and abstract shapes. “I have attained a form, filtered to the essentials,” Matisse once said and this sums up his philosophy as an artist. Study the paper cutouts for color and form; www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html.
  2. There will be four panels or sections for the Four Seasons Mural. The fourth and last section will be fall or autumn. Plan the design for the season. The sample shown features falling leaves. There are other symbols for fall: pumpkins, apples, corn, and other foods of the harvest, corn stalks, scarecrows, etc. Sketch your design on tracing paper.
  3. The sample features five colors: orange, yellow, dark red, green and dusty pink. The background in the sample is brown like the brown of a brown paper bag. Colors that evoke fall are orange, dark reds, dark, purples, shades of green (especially dark and olive greens), browns, gold, etc. Limit the palette to five colors as in the sample. Use patterned paper if it compliments the design or use a paper bag.
  4. Decide the size of the paper cutout. The sample shown is 4” x 6.” Cut the background paper to the size you want for the paper cutout. Orange, yellow and dark red are the color choices for the sun and the sun’s rays.
  5. Sketch the design on tracing paper. Decide the colors for each part of the design. Blacken the back of the design and flip it over on to the papers you will use. Trace the outline of the shapes.
  6. Use embroidery scissors to cut out the shapes. Embroidery scissors enable you to cut inside larger shapes.
  7. Glue the shapes down and you have the fourth section of the Four Seasons Mural: Fall!
  8. Glue the four panels down on to a larger piece of paper to form the Four Seasons Mural.

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Imaginations! Paper Cut-outs: Summer/The Four Seasons Mural

Our Imaginations! Paper Cut-outs: Summer/The Four Seasons Mural
Summer/Four Seasons Paper Mural

Summer/Four Seasons Paper Mural

MATERIALS:

Paper

Scissors

Pencil/eraser

Tracing paper

Glue Stick

  1. Research the paper cutouts of Henri Matisse which are a mix of symbolic and abstract shapes. “I have attained a form, filtered to the essentials,” Matisse once said and this sums up his philosophy as an artist. Study the paper cutouts for color and form; www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html.
  2. There will be four panels or sections for the Four Seasons Mural. The third section will be summer. Plan the design for the season. The sample shown features the sun. There are other symbols for summer: the beach, the ocean, sailboats, swimmers, bathing suits, sunglasses, sand castles, etc. Sketch your design on tracing paper.
  3. The sample features three like colors: orange, yellow, dark red, and a patterned paper of orange leaves on a white background. Bright colors evoke summer like yellow, white, blue, green, red, orange, etc. Limit the palette to three to five colors as in the sample. Use patterned paper if it compliments the design.
  4. Decide the size of the paper cutout. The sample shown is 4” x 6.” Cut the background paper to the size you want for the paper cutout. The sample shows the patterned paper as the background color. Orange, yellow and dark red are the color choices for the sun and the sun’s rays.
  5. Sketch the design on tracing paper. Decide the colors for each part of the design. Blacken the back of the design and flip it over on to the papers you will use. Trace the outline of the shapes.
  6. Use embroidery scissors to cut out the shapes. Embroidery scissors enable you to cut inside larger shapes.
  7. Glue the shapes down and you have the third section of the Four Seasons Mural: Summer!

 

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