If you’re a mom who loves to do fun art activities with their kids, this is one you are going to want to do. It’s super easy, great for any age level, and even fun for mom (and dad)! The craft, inspired by the art of Dale Chihuly, a blown-glass artist is super easy and amazingly mimics the real deal. I learned about Chihuly’s blown glass art while a a resident of Indiana, for he has (or had) a HUGE art exhibit on display at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum. It was absolutely beautiful. So, when I found this craft on Pinterest via Jeanette Nyberg’s blog – Artchoo – (check it out, LOTS of great ideas here!), I knew we had to do it!
Here’s a peek at the final project.
Are these beautiful or what?!
Here’s what you need to make some of your own: Fine Point Sharpie Markers (in a variety of colors), clear Solo cups (tall or short – we used short), and an oven set at 350 degrees. That’s it! Told you this was easy.
What you’re going to do is color the clear solo cups as you and your kids desire. Once the oven has preheated, stick the cups on a cookie sheet covered with foil. Watch the cups closely! It only takes about 30 seconds for them to begin melting. Open the oven once they begin melting and take them out as you desire. If you bake them too long, they melt completely down and look like sombreros (yes, we melted the first batch!) Oops!
I’m using one of my cups to hold my rings. My kids are using theirs for their smaller hair accessory and jewelry as well. They could even be used for dip at the dinner table! Super cute. Super easy. And a great way to have fun interactive time with your kids.
Post your finished Chilhuly Art Cups here or on my facebook page and share them with everyone! I look forward to seeing your projects and hearing about your experiences 🙂
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