||Shrink Art (multicultural)
submitted by Elaine
Belkind of City of Berkeley, Recreation Programs
Equipment: shrink art plastic,
permanent markers, colored pencils and/or acrylics, oven or
toaster oven (not microwave), jewelry findings, glue gun or
tacky glue, images to trace (multicultural)
Objective: increase multi-cultural
awareness, enhance self esteem, practice fine motor tasks, social
interaction including making gifts to give or sell
Description: Cut shrink
art sheets into quarters. have prepared images in same
size. Multi-cultural coloring books are a great source.
Shrink them on the copying machine. have clients trace
the images. Shrink according to instructions on package.
Add pin back or magnet. (if you want a pendant, you must punch
holes before shrinking)
Acrylics will bubble if applied
too thickly. I have best results from opaque shrink art
submitted by Leanne
Cornell of Montreal Association for the Blind
Size of Group: any number
1.Cardboard rolls from wrapping
2.1 1/2 nail
3. dried peas, rice or popcorn kernels
4. masking tape/duct tape
5. stuff for decorating them like feathers, leather string,
beads, markers, glitter etc.
Learning about the weather, sensory
stimulation for the visually impaired.
Just a fun thing to make on a rainy
day, or learning about cultures, such as native north American
or aboriginal Indians.
1. Cover 1 end with the tape, then
you poke little holes throughout the roll in a random fashion.
2. Add 1/2 of the dried peas, rice, or popcorn to the roll,
then tape up the other end.
3.Decorate the roll any way the client wants too.
4. Once completed the roll can shaken or tipped over to hear
the "rain" storm.