FREE “TAKE-A-BREAK & MAKE” VIDEOS
Our FREE “Take-a-Break & MAKE” videos feature a series of fun and easy projects that use materials commonly found around the home or buried away deep in your “crafty” supplies drawer. We hope these projects help light your creative spark and offer a an outlet for expression. So what are you waiting for? Turn on some tunes, grab some supplies, burn a little incense, and channel your inner artist.
Check back in every third Thursday to view new projects!
Collage isn’t limited to paper and pictures. Learn how to create a beautiful, botanical piece of art by collaging with pressed flowers.
Looking to make a card that stands out from the bunch? Try making a swivel card! All the supplies you need can be found in one of our A2AC Art Boxes.
What better way to show a friend you’re thinking of them than making them a friendship bracelet? Follow along as we show you how to weave string into a colorful, handmade bracelet.
You don’t need to own fancy tools to test your hand at printmaking. Follow along as we show you how to make abstract prints using common household items and recycled materials.
What adventures will unfold within the pages of your accordion book? Let’s find out!
Make some art that’s as cute as a button!
Who knew such messy hands could create such adorable art. Grab some markers and let’s make some fingerprint art!
Grab a pen and doodle with us as we create some lively houseplants, succulents, and cacti.
Have you always been interested in watercolors but don’t know where to start? Join us as we go through some basic, easy to follow techniques for watercolor beginners.
Bloom into spring with some watercolor blooming flowers. With just some water, paper, and paint, you can create your own whimsical garden.
Watercolor and washi tape are the perfect pair. Use both to create an abstract, vibrant waterscape.
Even fairies have laundry! Make your own clothesline to add to your fairy garden.
Decorate your fairy garden with some colorful mini mushrooms.
Create a peaceful pond for your fairy garden.
Get creative with your snail mail! Snail mail doesn’t have to be a snooze. Give your reader something extra special to look forward to by manipulating or illustrating the exterior (or even the interior!) of the envelope.
Make your own small woven coaster using a homemade cardboard loom! This video shows from beginning to end making a miniature weaving with things you already have around your house.
Brighten up your home with a handmade pom-pom planter! It’s a fun, colorful project for plant lovers.
If you haven’t tried zentangling, it’s a different way of doodling! All that you will need to start is something to draw with and something to draw on.
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.