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Get creative at home this summer!

Posted July 5th, 2018  |  By A4A.admin

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This summer, use your leftover paper plates from all those barbecues and try out a fun project with your little ones! Interested in more projects? There are still spots available in our upcoming summer camps. Check out our Summer Catalog or register online!

Summer Fruit Nameplates

Materials you will need:

    •  white paper plates
    •  tempera paint in yellow, red, blue, black, white
    •  tape
    •  cup of water
    •  paintbrush
    •  paper towels and newspaper to keep your work area clean

Step 1: Tape!

Carefully tape off letters onto the paper plates. Longer names can use abbreviations or nicknames. Younger crafters may need help with this step.

Step 2: Paint!

Use the template shown above to paint different fruit patterns on your taped off paper plates.

Steps for the kiwi plate are shown, first mixing a medium green to paint the bulk of the kiwi. White can be added to this mixture to paint the light green center.

This is a great opportunity to teach your young artist how to make brown by mixing all three primary colors (red, yellow, blue). Start with a large amount of yellow and minimal red to create orange, then add drops of blue until you get the brown you need.

Finish with black dots for seeds.

While waiting for the paint to dry, paint the rest of the fruits!

Step 3: Peel off tape!

Once the paint is dry, carefully peel off tape to reveal the bright white letters! Although you may be eager to peel off the tape, make sure to wait for the paint to completely dry to avoid rips and tears.

Hang up your sweet, refreshing creations and enjoy!

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