Tags: Art, Bugs, Robots

Gotta Have Art! Theme for May 2020

Apr 29, 2020 | Art and Crafts, Kids, Library & Family Fun, News

Bugs! Robots! Robot bugs?!

This month’s theme will get you thinking about all of the insects, spiders, worms, and slugs emerging from their hiding places now that the weather is warming up. Do you have a favorite bug that you would like to draw or paint? Or how about using rocks as bug bodies and painting those? What would robot bug look like? Can you build one using paper, tape, and glue? There are no limits to this theme… just let your imagination run wild and send us pictures of what you create. I am going to put some picture ideas and links on this post and you can copy them, use them to generate other ideas, or ignore them completely and do your own thing. The sky is the limit, and I can’t wait to see what you create! Remember to have an adult submit pictures of your art through the Contact page, and include your first name, age, and a short description or title so it can be posted with the picture of your art. Finally, if you create other art this month that has nothing to do with bugs or robots, send us a picture of that, too! We would love to see what you have done, and I will have a separate section for general submissions.

Do you love cutting and gluing and do you have a lot of patience? Then try some of these paper crafts if you have a colored printer at home. My kids love doing stuff like this, and I have paper model of just about everything imaginable sitting around the house.

Do you like to paint? Here is a cute, step-by-step guide to paint your own ladybug on a leaf! It is free and the site has a free traceable so you don’t have to stress over drawing the image perfectly. If you look around on the site you will also find a neat guide for painting a jar of lightning bugs.

Do you happen to have a coin cell battery and a vibrating motor at home? If so, you can make these adorable bristle bots with just a few additional household items:

These are just some of the many things you can do. What can you create?



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