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Puffy Paint Recipe

3 Oct

This will probably be the shortest post ever from Club Creative Studio.  In today’s TNT (This-N-That) post, I want to share a creative recipe for “puffy paint”.  The ingredients are from the kitchen. Before you gather your mixing supplies, take some time to also recycle and collect the containers you wish to place your “paint” in.

Take time to clean out your recycled containers for this project.

Any recycled plastic bottle that is also a squeeze-type container will work the best. Those plastics from items like emptied shampoo, dish soap, syrup, ketchup. mustard, honey, salad dressings and oil containers, will work fine, for example.  Take note of the variety of lid tips because this mixture will be thick yet you want it to flow easily out of the tip of the container you place the paint in.

Try it for a fun, different and inexpensive project.  It may be exactly what you are looking for in price, texture and technique.

Here is an example of how you can focus this technique on a fall decorative creation.

Try a simple, yet striking design like Elsie Larson’s idea from the site Beautiful Mess blog or a more complex design.

Puffy Paint Recipe:

1 Cup Salt

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup Water

Food Coloring

Mix well, you really don’t want large lumps to form and you want it to flow out of your container tip. Have fun creating with this low-cost activity.

Beautiful Branches

25 Oct

Club Creative Studio’s blog post continues to offer information that is creative in nature.  A decorated black tree branch can be a great statement piece when decorating for Halloween.  When decorated with an assortment of spooky ornaments, you have created an original center piece or focal decorative art for the holiday.

There are as many different types of black trees with choices ranging from Christmas style trees, vintage-style feather trees, and tinsel trees. This post is about how you can create a “make-it-yourself” tree from a lost limb tree branch from outdoors.  Consider creating a spooky tree made strictly for your Halloween decorating.

This post deals with the creative efforts from a television show called: Creative Juice.  Here the hosts will explain the details and options on how to create a Halloween Tree.  This is a project that can be done as a group project, because many individual items can be added to the over-all creation.  A Halloween Tree is a decorative embellishment to be used indoors or outdoors.  It can certainly show personality and be made to fit a theme.  Wouldn’t this be a great gift to take to a costume party?  It could also become a family tradition to make and display a Halloween Tree together as a family activity.  Good luck being creative with this idea.  Maybe it will spark you to gather classroom children, neighbors, casual girl friends, party attendees or club members to celebrate creative energy together to produce a visual display.  We have all heard of a Christmas Tree which is another item that many use as a decorative element in their homes.  This is the same concept. Decorative and delightful.

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