SPRING 2017: NEW IN-SHOP PROJECTS

With the UAE in the middle of Spring Break families are looking for things to do. With the weather getting warmer, kids’ indoor activities are becoming a must. Are you looking for something special for kids to do while on break?

Few indoor activities are as rewarding and educational as crafting. This Spring we have a whole host of projects to choose from: From simple projects that last an hour to full 4-hour sessions, we have fun, creative crafts to offer.

Spring 2017 Projects

These spring-themed projects are made with a touch of whimsy and magic in mind.

Fairy Jars 

These magical jars can be lit up for the full effect of fairies in tiny gardens. They are fairy pretty at night time.

AED250 for 3 Fairy Bottles of different designs;

4 hour session; all materials included.

For ages 8 and up.

Pallete- style Heart Wall Sign

This paper decoupage project uses scrapbooking paper to create this beautiful spring-themed wall décor. Basic quilling techniques are among the skills that can be learned in this project. This session is also available for adults.

AED250; 4 hour session; all materials included.

For ages 8 and up.

Scrap-A-Frame

This is a beautiful scrapbook page mounted on a elegant standing frame, ready for display on any shelf or table. This is another project that is available for adults.

AED250; 4 hour session; all materials included.

For ages 8 and up.

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Emojis and Emoji Pets

The Emojis and Emoji Pets are a great and fun way to spend a quick hour. You can paint the blank wooden bases with any paint color of your choice and embellish with stamping. Our latest addition to the Emoji Pets is the very popular Unicorn emoji.
This workshop is great for kids from 6 years and up.

AED75 per Emoji In-shop activity.

You can also purchase the emojis as blank sets and work on them at home.

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Assorted Crafty Projects

We have a whole array of full 4-hours session projects for kids to do. We have canvases, scrapbook layouts, card-making workshops, and more. It’s best to come and visit the shop to see the different projects that we have or check out our older Instagram posts. Most of these projects are for ages 8 and up.

Book now!

For more information call 04 884 9343

These offerings are not only limited to Spring Break. Book your kids for these activities on any day of the year.

A Whole Week of Crafty Fun!

While others went away for Eid holidays, we had our own version of a crafty stay-cation. We had a full week of classes with people eager to get crafty before school and work started up again. And boy, was it fun!

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Paper Marbling was in demand this week. We did it three times! It was a sibling affair for two workshops. It was Jad and Jasmin first and then Anoushka and Rian the next day. Two lady visitors from Oman, Claudia and friend, did the third.

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Our visitor from Oman also found time to squeeze in a Tissue Decoupage session after the first workshop. She did amazingly with this very tropical macaw and flowers pattern.

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While her son and daughter were busy with their Paper Marbling workshop, Archana had her Sospeso Trasparente Melange workshop at the other end of the table. Her finished plaque will be displayed in a spot where it can get the attention it deserves.

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We offered our Creative Camp from over the summer during Eid week. These girls kicked off all this artistic revelry with their awesome Mixed Media Tote Bags. Two of the girls, Silvia and Gabby, were with us for just a day as they were visiting from Oman with their mother.

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Sisters Nisha and Shreya and friend Jill show off their beautiful Creative Journals. They had too much fun creating the covers for this art journal with layers of medium and color.

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Shreya and Nisha, learned a super colorful technique for the first spread of their Creative Journals. They learned how to use a tissue collage as a base for their artwork and journaling.

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For the final day of camp, the sisters brought another friend. Noor was with them to create their very own Trinket Boxes. Each girl did impressively well, as can be seen with their finished projects.

As you can see, we had an amazing week! These projects are not just available for Eid holidays only. You can book for any of these single projects as regular workshops. You can also click on “Learn” at the top of our page to see what other workshops we have available all year round.

Call today to book your Creative session with us! 04 884 9343 or 050 104 7558

 

Keep on Creating!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL CREATE-IVITIES

There are lots of good reasons that your kids should get into arts and crafts. Crafts are a great way for kids to express their individuality and imagination; they learn a form of wordless communication that speaks volumes. Crafting provides a way for them to explore materials and mediums that they may develop a serious liking to in the future. Crafts help boost self-esteem with the sense of achievement that kids get when they complete a project, even more so when the project looks amazing!

Kids who have been crafting with us learn techniques and make projects that can be used later in school and at home. Creating something of their own also teaches them how to choose; the more say they have in what they are making, the more their creation becomes truly their own.

With all these great reasons to get your child into something creative, why not with our After School Create-ivities! Let your child explore the wide world of paper crafting, decoupage, stamping, and more!

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Above are the first month projects that are great for first-timers. They will learn how to stamp, work with inks, two ways of embossing, working on canvas, and other fun ways to get started with paper crafting! Greeting cards will be present throughout the program so kids will have a collection of cards ready to give away at the right occasion.

 

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The second month projects echo the season with handmade greeting cards, a accordion photo album, a decorative frame with air-dry clay accents, and a decoupage monogram. Please bring 10 photos for the accordion album.

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It’s only appropriate to finish off a year with a handmade calendar project. This will be perfect for welcoming 2017. Of course, year and month printouts will be changed accordingly.

What do you think about our After School Create-ivities projects? We love them to bits  and can’t wait to see what how the kids create their own versions of our projects!

Sign up today and let your child’s imagination, creativity, and expression grow with us!

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Call 04 884 9343 to sign-up or for more information.

CREATIVE SUMMER CAMP 2016 EXTENDED FOR EID BREAK!

The Creative Camp 2016 for summer was perhaps the most unique and technique-heavy of our camps so far. This was the first time we have focused exclusively on mixed media crafting for kids. We had so much fun blending, layering, painting, and spraying! For each project, every girl came up with something true to her own personality.

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We were already expecting that they were going to have fun, but our crafty girls never cease to surprise us summer after summer!

With a memorable summer behind us, a week’s break is up for big Eid and,

due to high demand,

we are extending the CREATIVE CAMP 2016!

Book now before the slots run out!

Aed 700 for 4 days inclusive of materials

 Camp on Eid break runs Sept. 12 – 15.       Timings 10:30 – 2:30

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Sign up for Creative Camp 2016 on Eid break!

Call 04 884 9343.

We will be closed on Sunday the 11th, the 1st day of Eid. We will resume regular hours from the 12th onwards.

WORKSHOPS AT TALENTS HQ

 

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our workshops will now be available at

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at the ground floor of Kids HQ, Al Barsha! 

For those of you who have a little trouble getting to our shop in Green Community, DIP 1, this is a great location for you.

This central location on Umm Suqeim Road, Barsha 2 is easily accessible from many places in Dubai. Come and join our signature workshops:

Decoupage, Scrapbooking, Card making, Mixed Media, and Technique Classes.

Kids classes and activities such as Manga Drawing, Decormache, paper crafting, and scrapbooking are also available.

Some of the projects that we will be offering at Talents HQ  are completely new and different from the projects here at the shop.

Click the link below to access the price list for workshops at Talents HQ.

CREATIVE HANDS COURSES AT TALENTS HQ

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Email us at info@creativehandsdubai.com or call 04 884 9343.

Follow our blog to be the first to receive news about current and upcoming workshops!

Each class, for both kids and adults, at Talents HQ will have a minimum  of 4 participants and a maximum of 10. We also be offering crafting activities for birthday parties at Kids HQ for a minimum of 10 kids.

The workshops for adults will be offered as a series of sessions so you can learn techniques in different crafts from basic, to intermediate, to advanced.

Each session will last two hours and each course will take 4 to 6 sessions to complete. Also, course prices at Talents HQ will be different from course prices at the shop. While we will be bringing our workshops to Talents HQ, there are courses that will still be available at our shop as 4 hour sessions in one sitting.

Look forward to more from Creative Hands at Talents HQ!

Call to register for your workshop at Talents HQ or fill out the info below. Please note that workshops require at least 4 participants, so gather your friends!

Keep on Creating!

CREATIVE SUMMER CAMP 2014

This summer, let your young ones experience creativity with paper crafting!

Explore scrapbooking, cardmaking, stamping, decoupage, mixed media, and more at Creative Hands!

Summer camp 2014

Maximum of 10 children per class, Ages 8 and up

New Dates: August 4-7;  August 11-14

Week 1 Cost: AED675 for a four-day course; all materials included

Timing: 10am – 2pm; kids are encouraged to bring their lunch

Full Payment Upon Registration; first come, first serve basis; those booked for the complete course will be prioritized.

 

Sign up now!

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SUNDAY: Watercolor Dimensional Cards – AED150 for single session

Learn to create unique cards with 3D images. This course includes stamping; card and envelope making from scratch; creating watercolor effects with markers; and a lot more!

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MONDAY: “CREATE” Scrapboard – AED180 for this session

Learn unique scrapbooking outside of paper with this simple scrapboard. Choose from other titles such as “My Family”, “Best of Friends”, “Fuzzy Buddy” (for a pet), or your name (let us know ahead what you want). Bring 10 small photos that fit your chosen title for this project.

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TUESDAY: Journey Box – AED200 for single session

This box is a partner for the Travel Journal that you will make on Day 4. Learn paper decoupage with distressing and an awesome cracked finish.

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WEDNESDAY:  Travel Journal – AED200 for single session

This book is made to hold your photos, tickets, small souvenirs, maps, brochures, and more from your summer trips. Learn how to make this Travel Journal that you can fill with memories of your vacation adventures.

  

If you choose to do another round of 4 sessions –

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Week 2 Cost: AED675 for a four-day course; all materials included

Full Payment Upon Registration; first come, first serve basis; those booked for complete course will be prioritized.

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SUNDAY: Create Your Own Background Cards – AED175 for single session

Learn to create your own custom backgrounds to suit any occasion! Learn awesome techniques that make simple cards extra special.

 

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MONDAY: Subway Art– AED150 for single session

Keep calm and… make your own subway art. This Gelli Arts Gel Printing activity is just lots of fun!

 

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TUESDAY: Collage Photo Frame – AED200 for single session

What can you do with a lot of photos? Collage them and place them in a huge frame! Learn how to make the most of the 50cmx50cm frame so you can place as many photos as you want. Bring at least 24 photos for this project.

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WEDNESDAY: “GIRL IN THE WINDOW” MIXED MEDIA FRAME – AED200 for single session

Create this whimsical project by playing around with texture mediums, tissue, paints, paper flowers and a lot more!

Before we know it, summer will be in full swing and we are very excited to get to do all these great projects with the kids! Slots are limited to 10 participants at a time so don’t wait too long to sign up your kids! We hope you can join us this summer!

To register your child call us for more information or fill out the info below

Apart from launching our Summer Camp 2014, we also hope that these projects inspire you in your own creative adventures. Keep on creating!

CREATIVE SUMMER CAMP 2014 2ND BATCH

Just like that, our second batch of summer campers have completed another two weeks of fun projects. We had lots of fun learning new techniques and crafting tricks that the kids can use on their own crafting projects at home. Job well done guys!

That’s it for July. We look forward to what sort of creative young individuals August will bring us!

New dates for the summer camp are to be posted on the site soon.

Keep on creating!

CREATIVE SPRING CAMP 2014

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We are very excited to announce our

Creative Spring Camp!

We have cooked up four wonderful projects that your kids will surely love. Campers will learn how to use Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay and Molds to create beautiful embellishments that we will be using in all of the projects for four days. They will also learn exciting new techniques in mixed-media and paper crafting. We won’t keep you in suspense – here are the camp details:

Camp Dates: April 13 – 16 and April 20 – 23

Time: 10 am to 2 pm

Cost: AED600; all materials inclusive. Creative Campers are encouraged to bring lunch.

Ages: from 8 to 15 yrs old

Call the shop or drop by to register your child. Seats are limited so book now!

 

Want to know what’s lined up for this spring? Read on for a sneak peek on our fun projects:

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PRETTY CANVAS

Creative Campers will learn how to create this beautiful canvas using mixed-media and acrylic painting techniques. Use stamps, markers, and glitter to add more life and texture to your canvas. Bring a nice 4x6inch photo of you for this one. Cost for Single Session: AED 200; inclusive of all materials except photo.

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CREATIVE FRAMES

Use embellishments made with Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay to create a frame that is just extra special. Choose between two designs and use your own color scheme. Each frame uses different decorating techniques. Cost for Single Session: AED150; inclusive of all materials

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STENCILED MOSAIC TISSUE BOX

Who says tissue boxes are boring? This one certainly isn’t and it’s made with three different techniques! And is that really tile on that tissue box? Find out when you join in the fun! Cost for Single Session: AED220; inclusive of all materials
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IN OR OUT DOOR HANGER

Let people know whether you are in our out of your room with this absolutely cute door hanger. This interactive project is definitely something you can keep for a long time. It also makes a great BFF gift item. Cost for Single Project: AED150; inclusive of all materials

 

We hope you are as excited as we are about this camp. 😀 Here’s to our young crafters and budding artists!

 

Keep on creating!

 

FOUR-DAY CREATIVE STREAK

Christmas day has come and gone and, after a Christmas day off, we have just concluded our Creative Winter Break sessions. It was all fun and crafting from day one with paint, paper, and glue everywhere. Here are a few snapshots from these awesome four days.
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The Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate was the tool of choice for the first two days. The girls really enjoyed working with colors to create one-of-a-kind projects that no one else could have.

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Two of the girls, Sophie (left) and Mimi (right), show off their Kokeshi Wall Art pieces.

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Olivia, Sophie, and Becky (shown from left to right) just love their very own Flower Girl Clocks.

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The Sophie, Becky, and Olivia show us their Quilled Surprises Explosion Box filled with photos and quilled embellishments.

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Here are the girls’ 2014 calendars, created with the Gelli Plate and embellished with love and excitement. Great job girls!

Though this round of Creative Winter Break sessions is over, you can still sign up for the whole course or for individual projects before school resumes in January. See more details about our Creative Winter Break here. Contact our shop to register.

Hope you like what the girls did this time around. Here’s to keeping up the craft and looking forward to a new year of crafting ahead! Cheers!

CREATIVE WINTER BREAK

Get CREATIVE on your WINTER BREAK!

This season we are excited to start our winter crafting activities for kids. In store for young crafters are four exciting new projects that they will surely enjoy creating!

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Inspired by a Japanese traditional doll, use exclusively designed stencils to create your own unique and lovable KOKESHI WALL ART. Design your kokeshi’s kimono with any patterned paper you fancy and take her cherry blossom viewing in the spring. Did we mention that you get to dress up your background with the help of the Gelli Arts Printing Plate?

COST for SINGLE SESSION: AED175, inclusive of all materials

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Get ready for the new year with this must-do Gelli Arts gel printing project: the 2014 CALENDAR. Have loads of fun customizing all twelve months with paints and embellishments. This calendar will be available as an adult class soon, too!

COST for SINGLE SESSION: AED225; this is a 5 hour class inclusive of all materials

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The  FLOWER GIRL CLOCK is an extremely cute 8 inch timepiece that will look so pretty on a bedroom wall or desktop. Learn how to crackle, stencil and decoupage your own clock.

COST for SINGLE SESSION: AED175, inclusive of all materials

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The QUILLED SURPRISES EXPLOSION BOX is an absolutely fun way to create a unique album that can also double as a gift box. Learn to quill  shapes to complete your “surprise” inside. This is project is awesome as a present to give to a special friend or relative. Bring at least 10 photos for this project.

COST for SINGLE SESSION: AED150, inclusive of all materials

Are you as excited as we are? If you would like for your child to get crafty this winter, give us a call at the shop to book today!

Maximum of 6 children per class, Ages 8 and up

22 to 24 December and 26 December

with a break for Christmas Day.

Timing: 10am -2pm

10am – 3pm for 2014 Calendar project

Please bring lunch for your child

Cost: AED650 for a four-day camp; all materials included

Full Payment Upon Registration; those registered for the full course will be prioritised.

A second round of sessions will begin 29 – 31 December and 2 January 2014.

END OF SUMMER CAMP

As we feel the last of summer fading away with windy weather and a few sandstorms we want to look back over an action-packed two months. There was not a single day when the workshop area was quiet with the summer sessions going on. We had a really great run and met quite a number of talented young crafters. Here’s the last of the summer’s kids and what they did this summer.image

Some of the girls were with us for more than two weeks and some were there for just a day. There wasn’t a single one of them we didn’t have fun with.

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Ooh la la! Here’s Sophie, our Summer’s Super Crafter who was with us for a whole month of crafting, four days a week! Here she is working on her decoupage box.

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The girls just love their Chalkboard Door Plaques! They did amazing work on them.

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Sophie (left) smiles sweetly as she shows everyone her finished box. Mariam (right) just loved her Gelli Art Canvas.

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Hala (right), a young visitor from Saudi Arabia, came with her aunt for a day of crafting. She felt very proud of her work when she finished her Gelli Art Canvas. Nairne (left) looks serene as she hold up her canvas. Crafting mastery reached? Could very well be. 😉

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Nadine (left), and Shamza (right) hold up their funky Gelli Art Gift bags. Shamza came all the way from Sharjah, tagging along with her older sister to take a session of Gelli Arts Printing.

Karina learned scrapbooking over the summer and loved it so much that she was sad to have her last day. We miss her now that she’s back in the UK for school.

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Miryam and Sarah did another sisters’ session with us and made their own Decoupage Monogram wall art. Messy, colorful, and fun!

The school year has kicked in and we are still not used to the reduced noisy craftiness in the shop. Just the noise though; the craftiness is still very much here and some of the girls will be back for After-School Creative-ities. If you’re interested, you might want to visit the shop and see what we have to offer for after-school activities.

It was an awesome summer and we hope to see these little crafters again and get to know other new young crafters in the camps to come.

Keep on creating!

GELLI ARTS PRINT SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

As scrappers, we are finding the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate to be an extremely useful addition to our tools and materials. The variations on the patterned papers you can create for your layout are virtually endless. Our summer campers got to try making their prints into a scrapbook layout and their finished pages turned out very, very well.

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Kyla (left) uses lots of pinks to create a 100%-girl layout, just like her. Ceira (right) has chosen very earthy colors for her prints, making for a very interesting and organic look.
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Amy’s layout (left) uses bright pops of warm color over cool colors to bring the eye to her photo. Iona’s rocker chick layout (right) is very much Iona.
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Orange and purple make Reet’s layout pure fun.
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Sophie’s beaming smile tells us just how pleased she is with her layout.
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Sarah’s layouts uses lots of pastel colors to great effect.
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The colors of Bahira’s outfit in her picture match the colors of her prints quite well.
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Nairne’s playful layout is a great backdrop for the adorable picture of her and her brother.
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Nadine’s Gel Print papers  go perfectly with the colors in her picture.
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Mabel’s layout is blue and green with a fun splash of orange. Great choice of colors! She made the layout to give to her sister as a birthday present.
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The playful colors of Jude’s layout are positioned just right. Beautiful!

The girls had lots of fun not just arranging their layouts, but making the papers with the Gelli Plates. As anyone can see, the variety of prints you can create with the Gelli Art Gel Printing Plate is just amazing.

It’s mid-August and we are now in the last few days of summer break. This week we have another round of Summer Camp Week 2 sessions coming up and we are thrilled to find out how the girls’ projects are going to turn out! Those still interested can still join in so call us at the shop now for more information.

Cheers and keep on creating!

CHALKBOARD DOOR PLAQUE

Apart from Gelli Art Canvas being a camper favorite, the summer campers were most thrilled to create their own Chalkboard Door Plaques. Aside from being fun to make, the campers can write whatever they want on their plaques, making it an interactive and reusable project.
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AHowever you hang them, these plaques are cool!

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Amber’s plaque is just so fun! Big sister Caoimhe’s plaque is also awesome and if you look closely, you’d be able to tell that they are indeed related.

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All the girls did their own take on the door plaque and have no doubt stuck them onto their doors already. This is one project that is definitely for keeps. It also shows how versatile the Gelli Arts Gel Plates are since almost every single colored part of the project, including the flowers, was colored using the Gelli plates. Only the chalkboard and the paper doll were colored with other materials.

There is still more to come from our campers in the next few days, so look forward to it!

GELLI ARTS CANVAS

This year’s Summer Camp with Gelli Arts’s gel printing plate has not stopped at all since we started. Among the many projects the kids make, it seems that the Gelli Art Canvas from the Week 2 projects is a huge favorite among the campers. Here’s a look at the canvases the girls have created.
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On the left, Madison proudly shows off her pretty artwork. Amber, on the right, sister to Freya and Caoimhe, makes her statement about art loud and clear with glitter glue letters and boldy colored flowers.

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Freya’s bold tropical flowers go very well with her yellow and pink printed background. Caoimhe’s canvas is a colorful garden of hydrangeas and pink blossoms.

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Veronica, on the right, used dark and light blues to create a wintry garden. Lavanya, on the right created a cherry blossom garden over her Gelli printed canvas.

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Sarah’s canvas is a playful scattering of poppies and peonies on a magenta and purple printed background. Ceira’s canvas uses a mixed assortment of garden blossoms over her chevron and floral printed background.

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Sisters Iona and Kyla have very different tastes as can be seen on their canvases. Iona uses a background print in a cool color and pinkish flowers to stand out. Kyla uses strong red and yellows in hers as well as boldy colored wildflowers.

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Sophie created a blue and purple background and tropical flowers to contrast. Bahira used magenta and purple for her background and cherry blossoms to build up her flower garden.

Each of the girls created something that truly reflects each and every one of their personalities and we had so much fun helping them do it. Amazing job, you all!

Summer’s not over yet and even now kids are still signing up for the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Summer Camp. There’s still time to get to so these exciting projects with Gelli Arts’s Gel Printing Plate! Look forward to more great work from our summer campers.