I used one of the prints from the Picturing America collection (Childe Hassam's Allies Day May 17, 1917) as a starting point then had the participants draw part of the picture. Once they had their drawing done they colored it with washable markers and then sprayed the picture with misters to see how the colors would spread and blend. Lots of Oh, Wow and smiles on this one.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
What can be more fun than clay and fuzzy chenille stems to craft a spectacular bug? We started with salt and flour clay in a dark green brown. We handed out the stems for legs, wings, and antenna and let the creations take on a life of their own.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
What to do with all those bottle caps that are not recyclable and too nice to throw into the trash? I found a great book and quite a few websites on making art projects from them so we did. We used styrofoam blocks from one of the neighbors as a base and glued on caps into any design the kids and thier parents could come up with. It was fun and everyone was able to figure out a great design.