Art Attack! 4 Upcycled Art Projects To Make With Your Little Ones From Da Little School

Save the earth while you keep your little ones entertained, with these easy-to-do crafts that use recycled materials

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STATIONERY HOLDER

Keep things tidy with the help of these animals.

Materials Needed:
2 big toilet rolls
2 small paper plates
2 wooden clothes peg
Macaroni
Coloured paper
2 pairs of googly eyes
1m of string
Toothpicks
Paint and brush
Glue
Scissors

Step-by-Step Guide:
. Paint the toilet rolls and the paper plates.
. Paint the toothpicks and macaroni in different colours before gluing them on the toilet rolls as decoration.
. For the lion: Draw out and cut the coloured paper for the lion’s ears and hands and glue them on the toilet roll.
. Cut the string into 20 pieces (about 5cm each) and glue them around the paper plate for the lion’s mane.
. For the monkey: Draw out and cut the coloured paper for the monkey’s ears, face and hands and glue them on the toilet roll.
. Glue the googly eyes on the paper plates.
. Glue the wooden pegs at the back of the paper plates and peg the animal face on the toilet rolls.
Voila! Now you are all set to organise your stationery.

upcyled art projects

STORYTELLING: THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Bring your story to life with these toys.

Materials Needed:
3 small milk cartons
3 Yakult or Vitagen plastic bottles
1 cardboard (about 40cm x 30cm)
Coloured paper
Toothpicks
Paint and brush
Glue
Scissors

Step-by-Step Guide:
. Paint the cardboard.
. Paint each milk carton in a different colour. These will be the pigs’ houses.
. Cut some yellow or brown paper into very thin strips for hay and glue them on one of the houses.
. Glue toothpicks onto another for the house of sticks.
. Cut some red paper into little rectangles for bricks and glue them on the last house.
. Draw out and cut the coloured paper for the pigs’ ears, noses and tails.
. Paint the plastic bottles pink. Then, glue the ears, noses and tails on the bottles.
. Cut out a wolf face. Make a paper cone and paste the wolf’s face on it.
. Use a marker to draw the eyes for the wolf and pigs. Your story is now ready to come to life!

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TIC TAC CLAW

Create your own fun version of the classic game.

Materials Needed:
1 cardboard (about 30 x 30cm)
1.2m of string
1 egg crate (for a dozen eggs)
Coloured paper
8 coloured pipe washers
Paint and brush
Glue
Scissors

Step-by-Step Guide:
. Paint the cardboard.
. Cut the string into four equal pieces and glue it on the cardboard to make nine squares.
. For the turtles: Cut out four sections of the egg crate and paint them.
. Draw out and cut the coloured paper for the turtles’ heads, tails and legs before gluing it to the crate sections.
. For the crabs: Cut out four sections of the egg crate and paint them. Draw and cut out the coloured paper for the crabs’ claws.
. Cut the pipe washers in half and, together with the claws, glue them on the egg crate sections and bend them for legs.
. Use a marker to draw the eyes for the turtles and crabs
You’re all done! So get ready for some Tic-Tac-Claw fun!

upcyled art projects

OCEAN DIORAMA

Turn a tissue box into a trove of ocean wonders.

Materials Needed:
1 tissue box
1 cardboard (21 x 12cm)
Air-dry clay
1 star-shaped cookie cutter
Drawing paper
Blue crepe paper
String
Beads
Paint and brush
Coloured markers
Glue
Scissors

Step-by-Step Guide:
. Cut off a side of the tissue box and make three slits on the top of the box.
. Paint the entire box.
. Cut the cardboard into a rectangular frame before painting and decorating it.
. Paste strips of crepe paper and place them at the bottom of the box.
. Draw and colour some fish, corals and seaweed with the coloured markers. Pierce a hole at the top
of each fish.
. Flatten the clay into thin sheets and use the star-shaped cookie cutter to make starfish pieces.
. Pierce a hole on each of the clay pieces and paint when dried.
. Tie a string to each starfish and fish.
. Thread the other end of string through the tissue box’s slit and tie to a bead.
. Suspend the starfish and fish at different lengths.
. Glue the coral and seaweed to the box before gluing the cardboard frame to the completed box.

For more tips on how to fire up your child’s imagination, visit Da Little School’s newly launched YouTube channel. There, you’ll find a host of innovative and fun DIY crafts that are as easy to do with your little ones as counting 1-2-3.

Da Little School is located at Ngee Ann City Branch, 391B Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, Tower B,
#13-03. Rochester Mall Branch, 35 Rochester Drive, #03-23 Rochester Mall. For more information, call 6235 5993, email info@dalittleschool.com.sg

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