CCACMakes Online!

Follow along with your favorite CCAC teachers as they present virtual versions of classes. Videos will be posted on the regularly-scheduled class day.

African Dance Around the World

Videos posted each Wednesday.

African Dance Around the World – Uganda & Rwanda (April 1)

African Dance Around the World – India (March 25)

African Dance Around the World – Africa (March 18)

CCACMakes: Building with Natural & Recycled Materials

Videos posted each Thursday.

Sock Puppets (April 2)

Supplies needed:

  • A sock
  • Glue and something to spread with
  • Paper clip
  • Scissors, and a grown up to help you use them!
  • Fabric, yarn, ribbon, beads – and whatever other decorations you want!

Instructions

  1. Put the sock on your hand and make sure it fits! Figure out where you want the features of your puppet to be: eyes, mouth, hair.
  2. To attach yarn or ribbon to make hair:
    • Open up one side of your paper clip and push it through the sock fabric where you’d like the yarn or ribbon to be.
    • Wrap the unopened side of your paper clip around the yarn or ribbon to secure it in place.
    • You can also sew it on if you have a needle and thread at home!
  3. To make eyes, use beads, fabric cut-outs, knotted yarn – use your imagination! Attach them using glue.
  4. To make a tongue, use a piece of string, yarn, or ribbon and glue into the mouth area. Cut a triangle into the middle of the end of the tongue for added flair.
  5. Name your puppet! Give it a voice and a personality – if you make more than one puppet, you could put on a show
  6. Take a picture of your creation and send to CCAC with your name! You can text it to 513-394-6516, email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org, post it to our Facebook Page, or send through our Facebook Messenger.

Water Bottle Bracelet (March 26)

Supplies needed:

  • Plastic water bottle
  • Scissors, and a grown up to help you use them!
  • Yarn and/or ribbon
  • Beads
  • Natural materials – look around your backyard or local park for seeds, flowers, pine cones, and more!

Instructions

  1. Use the scissors (with a grown up’s help!) to cut off the water bottle label.
  2. Squeeze the water bottle so that it’s flat, then cut off the top of the water bottle, cutting from side-to-side at the widest part of the bottle.
  3. Thinking about how wide you want your bracelet, cut further down the bottle, cutting from side-to-side so that you have a round plastic circle.
  4. If the plastic circle doesn’t fit your wrist, make a cut up the side, creating a cuff, so that you can fit it around your wrist.
  5. Using the yarn, wrap around the cuff and tie in a knot.
  6. Wrap the yarn around the cuff:
    • If you’d like a single-color bracelet, slide the strands next to each other so that the plastic is covered.
    • If you’d like a multi-color bracelet, leave room between the strands of yarn.
  7. When you’ve reached the end of the cuff, or when you’re ready to add new colors, tie another knot and cut off the extra yarn.
  8. Repeat steps 6 – 8 with additional colors of yarn to create patterns.
  9. Now’s the time to add beads, ribbons, or natural materials – whatever you want to make it your own!
  10. Take a picture of your creation and send to CCAC with your name! You can text it to 513-394-6516, email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org, or send through our Facebook Messenger.

Extra Activity: nature critters

  1. Go to your backyard or to a local park and look for pine cones, acorns, sticks, rocks – you can do this activity with most natural materials! We’re using a pine cone for this activity.
  2. Use your extra yarn, ribbons, beads, and other supplies to create a critter. You might need to find some glue to help make things stick.
  3. You can use your leftover water bottle pieces to make a house for your critter.
  4. Take a picture of your creation and send to CCAC with your name! You can text it to 513-394-6516, email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org, or send through our Facebook Messenger.

Food Art (March 19)

Supplies needed:

  • Plates
  • Knife and cutting board – parents, we’ll need your help!
  • Your favorite snacks! We’ll be using things like carrots, apples, and potato chips, but any snacks you have around the house will work.

Activity 1: Food Face

  1. Wash your hands before you start!
  2. Assemble your snacks – we used bananas, apples, carrots, raisins, walnuts, chips and turmeric! We recommend picking foods that you have at home, and that you like to eat.
  3. You can make your face in any way you’d like! To make our face, we:
    • Cut the banana in half horizontally, then cut on half again long ways to make ears.
    • From the other half of the banana, cut slices to make eyes.
    • Cut a carrot into thin strips to make whiskers.
    • Cut an apple into slices to make the mouth.
    • Use a walnut for the nose, and raisons for freckles.
    • Sprinkle with turmeric for a fun orange color and yummy smell!
  4. Take a picture of your creation and send to CCAC with your name! You can text it to 513-394-6516, email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org, or send through our Facebook Messenger.
  5. Eat up!

Activity 2: Food Mandala

  1. Wash your hands before you start!
  2. Assemble your snacks – for this activity, we used carrots, lettuce, kale, peppers, celery, nuts, raisins, and turmeric! We recommend picking foods that you have at home, and that you like to eat.
  3. Cut your snacks into long shapes, and arrange around the plate in a circular pattern. There’s no right way to do this – just have fun!
  4. Take a picture of your creation and send to CCAC with your name! You can text it to 513-394-6516, email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org, or send through our Facebook Messenger.
  5. Eat up!

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