What is "The Green Art Box?" A collection of environmentally friendly kids' art projects that are; clever, imaginative and easy-to-create! Inspired by the reuse of common household recyclables! A handy resource for teachers, parents
PROJECT OVERVIEW: For kids to mix the creativity of baking with art. This project includes: baking terms, fractions, measuring ingredients... as well as how to decorate and be artistic. Keep in mind there are many variations that could be done with this project.
SUPPLY LIST: - 1 liter glass jar and lid - scrap decorations: (scrap papers, ribbons, buttons, glitter, etc...) - brown paper bag - adhesive double sided tape - glue - marker, paint, etc
COOKIE INGREDIENTS: - 3/4 cup packed brown sugar - 1/4 cup white sugar - 1 1/2 cups mini candy-coated chocolates - 2 cups all-purpose flour - 1/2 teaspoon baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon salt
DIRECTIONS: REMINDER: Wash your hands before you begin and make sure the counter top and supplies used are all clean. 1) Decorate the lid of jar as you wish with scrap decorations. Set lid aside to dry if necessary. IDEA: Use a 9" fabric circle to cover the jar lid and then tie with ribbon or yarn. Add stuffing beneath fabric to give a puffy look.One 1/2 yard of fabric makes 8 fabric jar covers.
2) In a clean 1 liter sized glass jar layer the ingredients in the following order: 1st Layer (bottom of jar): 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2nd Layer: 1/4 cup white sugar 3rd Layer: 1 1/2 cups mini or regular candy-coated chocolates 4th Layer: (READ CAREFULLY) **In separate bowl mix: 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Then, add this mixture as the 4th layer in your jar.
3) Create a recipe card for the cookie mix using scrap papers (roughly 3x5 size) and decor. Print or hand-write the recipe listed below so that your gift recipient can easily follow the recipe to prepare the cookie mix. Hole punch upper left corner of recipe card.
RECIPE: Candy-Coated Chocolate Cookies 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line one baking sheet with parchment paper. 2. Empty the contents of the jar into a large bowl and mix until all the ingredients are well combined. 3. Using your hands work in 3/4 cup softened butter or margarine until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 4. Beat 1 egg with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Work this into the flour mixture until well combined. Dough will be a little crumbly. 5. Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Slightly flatten the balls with the palm of your hand. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10 to 14 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies to a rack to cool. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. NOTE: Mix is good up to 6 months (without nuts) and 3 months (with nuts).
Draw a Sitting Dragon
*Here’s a tutorial for drawing a sitting dragon. A print friendly PDF may
be downloaded HERE.*
1. Follow the steps on my handout to make the drawing shown....
10 months ago
Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Abstract Art: art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.
Character: a printed or written letter or symbol.
Collage:a form of art in which various materials such as photographs and pieces of paper or fabric are arranged and stuck to a backing.
Color: the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way the object reflects or emits light.
Color Wheel: a circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors.
Contrast: enhancement of the apparent brightness or clarity of a design provided by the juxtaposition of different colors or textures.
Creative: relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work.
Decoupage: the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs, which is then usu. varnished or lacquered.
Draw: produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
Embellishment: a decorative detail or feature added to something to make it more attractive.
Font: a set of type of one particular face and size.
Pattern: a repeated decorative design.
Portrait: a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, esp. one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.
Primary Color: any of a group of colors from which all other colors can be obtained by mixing (Red, Blue, Yellow).
Silhouette: the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background
I am an illustrator/designer, owner of Broken Box Designs, LLC. I'm addicted to artsy things and obsessed with color! As a child, I was always coloring/drawing/doodling. As an adult, it is truly a dream to do this now as my career.
My illustrations are fun, colorful, full-of-life, and energetic. They are unique, yet trendy and will "dance" off the page! My style is whimsical, child-friendly and imaginative. Further, my illustrations are custom created to suit each client's specific needs.
I have over 10 years of illustration and design experience. I am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of The University of Akron, with a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts.
I am a published children's book illustrator, my work can also be found on many websites, blogs, newsletters, etc.
Please check out my website (www.brokenboxdesigns.com) for portfolio samples and to contact me to get started bringing your ideas to life!
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