Come to Our Arts Fair!

Come to Our Arts Fair! craft

Ready for a fun-filled fair where you and your friends exhibit your favorite arts and crafts? Invite art lovers with these 3-D posters!

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    What was the earliest art exhibit? It might have been a display on cave walls. People around the world still find clever ways to celebrate their arts and crafts. With several friends, plan a neighborhood arts fair. Here are some ideas to get started.

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    Plan! Decide on a safe site with plenty of room away from traffic. Ask for permission and help from parents and businesses. Choose a date and times.

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    Advertise! Create posters and invitations with the date, time, and location of the arts fair. To make 3-D posters, fold oaktag in half, horizontally. Draw your design wtih Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils. Use Crayola Color Switchers™ Markers to color the background of your poster. Flip the marker and apply the special color switcher to print words (Come to the Neighborhood), draw maps, and add details.

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    Color white Crayola Model Magic with color from Crayola Washable Markers. Knead to mix. Form letters, such as Arts Show. Air-dry letters overnight. Glue to poster with Crayola School Glue. Air-dry glue. Hang posters around your neighborhood.

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    Invite art lovers! Create matching invitations on construction paper. Invite all ages of artists to enter and art-lovers to attend—friends, neighbors, relatives, teachers, and town officials. Encourage artists to frame and title their work.

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    Organize displays. What are some easy ways to display art? Use recycled boxes to hold sculptures or stack as kiosks. Hang art from fences and trees, ladders, or lines strung between chairs. Mount art on cardboard and prop against walls and fences. Drape b

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    If you wish, include snack tables. Set up sidewalk chalk drawing or mural painting. Consider unusual categories such as bike decorating or paper doll clothing design. Add your own ideas to make your fair unique!