As National Craft Month draws to a close, we’re turning our focus to one of the most beloved Broadway musicals over the past two decades. Whether it’s your dream to rent a place down in the flats or open up a restaurant in Santa Fe, this piece of avant-garde artwork is the perfect decor to send you “Over The Moon.”
Time: 30-60 minutes
Recommended Ages: All
When Should I Do This Craft?: “No Day But Today!"
Cut your masking tape into pieces and adhere them to your index cards, spelling out the letters in “RENT.”
Place your index card stencils on a piece of scrap paper fully covering them in the color of your choice. Start from the upper left-hand corner and work your way down. Tip: The color doesn’t have to be perfectly filled or evenly spread as its uneven nature fits with the motif of the show. La vie Bohème!
Cut your cardboard into pieces slightly smaller than your index cards and affix them to the back of your letters. This will “float” your letters on the canvas and give your artwork a little bit of depth.
Cut a piece of cardboard into a desirable size for your background. The one pictured is 10” x 14.” Glue a piece of black construction paper to it to create your backing. Tip: Be sure your construction paper is large enough to cover your cardboard.
Carefully lay out your letters on your background, gluing them to the cardboard-backed construction paper. Tip: Make sure to give yourself enough distance from the edge of your background. It may help to glue the “R” and “T” first so you can properly space the “E” and “N.”
You’re now ready to light (an artificial) candle and enjoy your new piece of Broadway-themed art!
Want More? Will you not be satisfied until your walls are covered with 1,000 pieces of art? You can try using this same method to make similar artwork featuring your name or quotes from the show all in the style of RENT!
Did you give this craft a try? Tag us @playhousesquare and show it off!