FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES (please note cautions in description)!
(activities are subject to change)
Your child may want to make something at one of our Sunshops that they can later sell at our fun Bazaar!
The coolest things sometimes come in the smallest packages, so shrink your art down into something amazing! Draw, stamp, or color on flexible shrink plastic and then heat it up to turn it into a tiny work of art that can be used in an endless number of ways- jewelry, magnets, buttons, pins, whatever! We’ll be using a heat gun and sharp scissors, so this sunshop is probably best for 8+, but younger kids are welcome with a parent’s help.
Fuse Bead Art
Fuse beads are perfect for creating cool pieces of art that can be used for so many fun things. You can use one of our patterns, Google your own, or make something unique. Compose the tiny Perler brand beads on a square or hexagonal pegboard however you’d like, and then melt them together. We’ll be using little beads and a hot iron, so this sunshop is probably best for 6+, but younger kids are welcome with a parent’s help.
The Useful Flapping Crane
It’s ever so useful to have this flapping crane in your crafting arsenal. Once you have it down you’ll be making cranes out of wrapping paper, post it notes, candy wrappers- pretty much whatever you find. We’ll learn how to make the flapping crane, and then you can mount it on a layered card, make more, or maybe advance to the full sitting crane fold. This sunshop is probably best for 8+, younger children might need a parent’s help with the folds.
Paper Mushrooms and Fuzzy Friends
Learn to make this fun paper bag mushroom and you’ll find yourself spawning them everywhere! We’ll also make a fuzzy little pipe cleaner friend to hang out underneath! Kids 5+ should be able to tackle this project, younger with a parent’s help.
Stone Decorating with Sharpies
Let your creativity shine. We will transform rocks into beautiful pieces of art with Sharpie markers. We all know Unschooling rocks!
This will be left out periodically throughout the conference for continued creativity!
Artist Trading Cards (ATC) – hosted by Erika Davis-Pitre
Artist Trading Cards (ATC’s) are simply pieces of art that are made out of cards measuring 2.5″ by 3.5″. All participants share materials, themes, techniques and ideas with others to make unique ATC’s. And we always sc
hedule time for trading/swapping finished cards. Of course you can trade with others throughout the conference too!
Upcycle a used bicycle inner tube into a beautiful bracelet, anklet, or choker with a few snips and a snap! This sunshop is geared toward ages 10+, younger kids might need help with the snipping and are welcome with an adult.
If you have an idea or would like to host a Sunshop, please let us know at email@example.com