Alameda County Library & Alameda County Arts Commission bring you "Create Imaginary Animals," a Kind, Connected Summer Program! Art is magic! You can create an animal from your imagination by mixing and matching animal parts. Together we'll use everyday materials to design and create animal parts for our imaginary creatures. Plus, you can send photos of your imaginary animal to our weekly Kind, Connected Summer prize drawing here!
Use everyday materials to create a project uniquely your own. Everyone is creative! This activity will help you learn new skills and grow as an artist. Art IS Education!
Here's what you'll need:
Thin cardboard such as a cereal box or cracker box cut in three pieces:
1 rectangle about 3 inches x 10 inches
2 rectangles about 1 or 2 inches x 12 or 14 inches
Simple plastic headband
Paper: construction paper, tissue paper, copy/printer paper, wrapping paper, scrap paper, or paper bag
Yarn, ribbon, or string- about 3 yards
Glue stick, glue, tape or stapler
Markers, crayons or colored pencils
Printout of “Imaginary Animal Project Info” booklet (see attached below)
Printout of “My Imaginary Animal” booklet (see attached below)
Together, we’ll use everyday materials to design and create ears, wings, dinosaur spines, and other animal parts for our imaginary creatures. Register for an upcoming Make-Along event!
Monday 8/3, 3-4 pm Create Imaginary Animals: A Family Art Project
Wednesday, 8/5, 4-5 pm Create Imaginary Animals: A Family Art Project
Tuesday, 8/11, 1-2 pm Create Imaginary Animals: A Family Art Project
Thursday, 8/13, 11 am - 12 pm Create Imaginary Animals: A Family Art Project
Share the imaginary animals you created at an online celebration.
We can’t wait to see what you created!
Friday, 8/14, 3 pm - 4 pm Imaginary Animals Celebration (Show & Tell)
If you can’t join the online events, check out this video for steps, tips, and inspiring examples.
A very limited supply of Family Art Kits are available at your local library on Wednesdays 7/29, 8/5 and 8/12 during No Contact Pickup hours; while supplies last.
To post photos of this project for weekly drawings and for more information on the Kind, Connected Summer experience, visit: www.aclibrary.org/summer.