There are many different types of art out there. And you can often find yourself looking for something new to do with your hands. This article is here to help: here are 8 creative art projects that you can do in your free time. Read on to find out how!
1. Sand Art
This sand art project is perfect for a summer day! All you need is some colorful sand, glue, and a frame. First, arrange the sand in stripes of color.
Next, use a glue stick to draw squiggles on top of the sand. Be sure to let the glue dry completely before moving on to the next step.
Finally, place the glass from the frame over the design and secure the back. Now you have a beautiful piece of art to hang on your wall!
2. Hand Prints in Acrylic Pouring
This project is a great way to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind art using your own hands! All you need is some acrylic paint, a pouring medium, and a canvas.
Simply pour your colors onto the canvas and then use your hands to make prints in the paint. The result is a gorgeous abstract piece that is truly unique.
3. Paper Plate Origami
This origami project is perfect for kids of all ages. All you need is a paper plate, some scissors, and some patience!
To start, cut your paper plate in half. Then, take one of the halves and cut it into thirds. Next, take one of the thirds and fold it in half. Then, take the other two-thirds and do the same.
Now you should have six equal pieces of paper. Take one piece and fold it in half again. Then, open it up and fold each side to the middle crease. Repeat this with all six pieces of paper.
Now it’s time to start assembling your origami creation! Take two pieces of paper and overlap them so that they form a triangle shape. Tape them together at the overlapping edges. Repeat this step with the remaining four pieces of paper until you have three triangles.
To finish off your origami project, take the three triangles and tape them together at their edges to form a pyramid shape. Your origami creation is now complete!
4. Macaroni Mosaics
This project is perfect for a rainy day! All you need is some macaroni, glue, and paint. You can use any type of macaroni, but the smaller pieces work best for this project.
First, glue the macaroni to a piece of construction paper or cardstock. You can make any design you want, but it’s best to keep it simple at first.
Once the glue is dry, paint over it with your desired colors. Let the paint dry completely before displaying your masterpiece!
5. Finger Crochet Snowman Ornament
This snowman ornament is so easy and fun to make! All you need is some yarn, a crochet hook, and your fingers. Start by making a magic ring with your fingers. Then, single crochet 12 times into the ring. Slip stitch to join, and pull the ring tight.
Next, you will single crochet 2 times into each stitch around (24 stitches total). Slip stitch to join, and pull the yarn tight again.
Now you will single crochet 3 times into each stitch around (36 stitches total). Slip stitch to join, and cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.
To finish, stuff your snowman ornament with fiberfill stuffing. Sew the opening closed, and weave in any loose ends. Your snowman ornament is now complete!
6. Popsicle Stick Frames
This is a great project for kids of all ages. All you need is some popsicle sticks, glue, and ribbon. You can also decorate the frame with paint, glitter, or anything else you like.
To make the frame, glue four popsicle sticks together in a square. Then, glue two more sticks across the middle to create a cross. Let the glue dry completely before moving on.
Once the frame is dry, you can decorate it however you like. Once you’re finished, tie a piece of ribbon around the back to hang it up.
7. Watercolor Resist Painting
This project is perfect for those who love watercolors but want to add a little bit of extra dimension to their paintings. All you need is some watercolor paint, a resist medium (like white vinegar), and a brush.
Simply paint your design onto a piece of paper using the resist medium, and then paint over it with watercolors. The resist medium will prevent the paint from soaking into the paper, creating a beautiful resist effect.
8. String Art
String art is a beautiful and unique way to create art. All you need is some string, nails, and a canvas.
Simply hammer nails into your canvas in the shape of your design, and then use string to “draw” your design onto the nails. The result is a stunning piece of art that is sure to impress.