(50th and Last) Daily Dose of Art: Color a Mandala 

(50th and Last) Daily Dose of Art: Color a Mandala 

Believe it or not, today’s dose is number FIFTY and our last! #HVArtsDailyDose started with a mandala coloring page on March 14, so it seems only appropriate to end with mandalas too. These two intricate mandalas were created by Dana at NineTomatoes for your coloring...

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Daily Dose of Art: Aluminum Foil Art

Daily Dose of Art: Aluminum Foil Art

This project is an oldie but a goodie! We hope you enjoy it. Step 1. Start with a piece of cardboard the size you want your finished artwork to be.  Using a pencil or marker, draw a simple design on the cardboard - just the big lines and shapes only.  For inspiration...

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Daily Dose of Art: Egyptian Collar Necklace

Daily Dose of Art: Egyptian Collar Necklace

It's Day 48 of the Daily Dose of Art and we're going all the way to Day 50! For today's project, we're making an Egyptian collar necklace. Step 1. Find a round object, about 4-5 inches in diameter to trace on the back a 9-10 inch paper plate. To get the right...

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Daily Dose of Art: Heart Paper Collage

Daily Dose of Art: Heart Paper Collage

Another heart project!  These silhouette hearts look challenging, but are actually quite easy. Give them a try! Step 1. Tear out colorful pages from a discarded magazine or junk mail. Using scissors or a paper cutter, cut the papers into narrow strips of equal width....

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Daily Dose of Art: Rock Heart Puzzle

Daily Dose of Art: Rock Heart Puzzle

Love is everywhere - so the next few Doses of Art will be all about hearts! Step 1. Print or draw a large heart on a piece of cardboard or big thick paper to make the puzzle frame. Step 2. While out on a walk, pick up stones of different sizes.  Find pretty stones for...

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Daily Dose of Art: Ramadan Lanterns

Daily Dose of Art: Ramadan Lanterns

The holy month of Ramadan has started for Muslims around the world. For today's #HVArtsDailyDose, we'll make paper lanterns. Lanterns have historical significance for the holiday. They were used to light the way while observing the moon, to help a Ramadan drummer wake...

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Daily Dose of Art: Mini Bird Houses

Daily Dose of Art: Mini Bird Houses

Here is another adorable cork project -- mini bird houses. Create details that you would see on a full-sized bird house, but in miniature. Step 1. Gather your supplies - some corks, acorn tops, skewers or sticks, moss, tooth picks, and glue. Step 2. Use a pointy...

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Daily Dose of Art: Mini Cork Planters

Daily Dose of Art: Mini Cork Planters

The projects for today and tomorrow use wine corks.  We're sure you (or your parents) have probably accumulated a large pile of wine corks by now, so grab a few. These cork projects are so cute, we can't stand it!  Today’s project is a mini cork planter. Step 1....

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Daily Dose of Art: Double-Take Photography

Daily Dose of Art: Double-Take Photography

Today’s project uses our cell phones to explore a photography concept called “forced perspective.” A "forced perspective" image is one that uses optical illusions to make objects appear different than what they actually are.  They trick our perceptions by challenging...

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Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Collage

Daily Dose of Art: Earth Day Collage

Since we love our precious planet so much, let’s do one more earth day project - a torn paper earth collage. Step 1. Print out the earth template (Fig 1) or go free-style and draw your own earth. Step 2. Find some old magazines. Tear out pages with green and blue...

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