Let’s Smash the Coronavirus …with ART! DIY Coronavirus Piñata

If you’ve already seen this NYTIMES ARTICLE , you’re probably wondering, how can we do this at home?!

Here are the steps & materials you will need to feel the satisfaction, power and outdoor fun!

EASY DIY STEPS TO MAKE A Piñata IN THE SHAPE OF A Corona virus

 

MATERIALS:

balloon, news paper (cut into strips), equal parts flour + water,  toilet paper tubes, tissue paper (optional), paint, scissors, glue (hot glue gun works great!) heavy string or fishing line (to hang)

coronavirus pinata example taken from the NY Times article

STEPS:

1- Blow up a balloon

2- Cut newspaper into strips (both long and short)

3- Mix equal parts (1:1) water : flour in a bucket (this will be your papier-mâché mix)

4- Dunk newspaper strips in papier-mâché mix one at a time & spread over balloon.

5-Cover your whole balloon until you no longer see your balloon.

6- Let dry

7- Glue (hot glue works best) toilet paper rolls around your papier-mâché balloon (these will be the red spike proteins that stick out of the coronavirus!)

8- Paint your papier-mâché coronavirus !

9-  Take a pin/needle & poke through the papier-mâché to POP your balloon

10- Grownups, Cut a small hole in your papier-mâché to fill your coronavirus with some treats! Then re-cover your hole with tape + paint

11- Tape string or fishing line  for hanging

Voila! You now have yourself a Corona virus Piñata!

Happy Quarantine Art Making!

Stay Safe, Healthy & Creative! ❤️ 

RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! DIY Lava Lamps on this rainy spring day!

What are those bottles in our art kits for?!

A VERY fun art AND science project to do during any rainy day: “LAVA LAMPS!”

WHAT YOU NEED:
+oil (can be mineral/ baby/ OR a cooking oil)
+water
+food coloring (choose any color!)
+fun tiny objects, glitter, etc. (to sprinkle inside your bottle) * ONLY a little!

EASY STEPS:
1. Sprinkle or drop your tiny objects/ glitter/etc inside your bottle.

2. Add about 1/3 oil into your bottle (if you have a little funnel, even easier!)

3. Fill the rest of your bottle with water (leave a tiny bit of space at the top)

4. Add 3-6 drops of your choice food coloring. What happens?!

5. Seal your bottle tight. Flip your lava lamp slowly back and forth to see it go!