Make your own kinetic sculpture inspired by Jen Lewin's interactive light landscape
#AtHomeArt projects from Youth and Family staff and Camp Contemporary instructors. Sponsored by SONIC Drive-In.
You've bounded and boogied across the surface of Aqueous — now build your own. Our #AtHomeArt series returns with step-by-step instructions on creating a color mobile inspired by Jen Lewin's interactive light landscape.
Visitors to September's Second Saturday at our new home got the chance to make their own hanging paper sculpture in the style of Aqueous, alongside a giant paint-by-numbers mural, ceramic demonstrations, live music and more. Until you join us for our next event, make your own with these step-by-step instructions below and share your creations using #AtHomeArt!
Here's everything you'll need to get started:
- Glue stick
- Paper plate
- Tissue paper
- Yarn or string
Step 1: Using your pencil, draw a spiral on your paper plate.
Step 2: Cut the plate along the spiral line.
Step 3: Create sections on your mobile using a pencil.
Step 4: Using the glue stick, spread glue onto a section of your mobile.
Step 5: Apply colored tissue paper to one section at a time.
Step 6: Continue adding tissue paper until the entire mobile is filled with color.
Step 7: When your mobile is dry, use some scissors to poke a little hole in the center of the mobile.
Step 8: Feed yarn through the small hole you just created. On the back side, tie a large knot to keep the mobile on the yarn.
Step 9: Enjoy the final product!
Editor's note: Looking for other creative ways to keep the whole family engaged? Check out our #AtHomeArt archive, featuring other fun projects inspired by our inaugural exhibitions and programming for youth and families.
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