Saturday, January 26, 2013

Painting a tree under the moon @WBCL

 This was a great painting project and one that all seemed to enjoy. I brought an example of a picture I painted with my Jr. High students last year and we began. We drew in the general areas then slip-slap painted along. the paintings are great.
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Friday, January 18, 2013

Making a non-traditional snow globe @WBCL

 I had a surplus of clear plastic plates from another project and decided to try a bit different way of making snow globes. The kids drew a scene on a strip of poster board and colored it, added a bit of glitter fuzz then we glued it near the botton of the plate. We added some snow and glued the 2 plates together so the scene could be seen from both sides. A couple of the youngest opted for a regular white plate as a backing to draw on. No matter the method the results brought lots of smiles.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Making birdseed hangers @WBCL

 We've made a variety of birdfeeders over the last couple of years but this one is my new favorite. I found the directions on Pinterest ( )and did it like a science experiment with the kids counting off the ingredients as they went into the bowl. We made them up in antique cookie pans and large open cookie cutters. It was easy to make the holes with straws. They were supposed to let them dry over night and put the ribbons in but no one wanted to wait and most did great. A couple had to be patted together again. No hungry birds in our neighborhood this month!
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