DIY Miiniature Marshamallow Gun and Protective Mask. Using plumbing supplies and a recycled soda bottle. Tutorial from The Idea Room here.
Marbling with Shaving Cream. Tutorial at Ruffled. This is one of the strangest tutorials I have ever seen. If it works (and I haven’t tried it) it is genius even if the results aren’t spectacular. Why? Because I have done traditional marbling, thickening the “bath” with carageenan (so the paint has something to rest on), and then having to coat the cloth or paper with toxic alum. I mean I still have the rakes, huge box/bath, etc… that I should put on ebay! So when I see this tutorial that involves shaving cream and tempera paints or food coloring, I’m like sign me up! Would be great activity for kids too.
DIY Line Design with Shading that Mr. E teaches his 4th graders. I for one have tried this and there are examples on flickr. This is definitely not just for 4th graders! I hate to admit it, but I had to look carefully at some of the flickr designs to understand it (I know, smarter than a 4th grader? May be not!). Check out his tutorial at Art With Mr. E here and more examples on Flickr here. Upper Right Photo: Seuss Worms by scholz at Flickr here, Bottom Left Photo: chaos sampler ATC by scholz here.
I’ve done this since I saw this tutorial and it is so much fun!