Thursday, March 24, 2016

Bottle cap spring animals and Pots of Gold at WBCL

Sometimes a project is just too fun not to do! We try to do lots of things with recycled or donated materials and this one used bottle caps of many colors, leftover fun foam, tiny feathers and craft sticks. The original example used metal bottle caps but they are very small and do not let the younger kids be creative. For spring my idea was to do bunnies and chicks but we also got lots of kitties.

We made pots of gold/shamrock pins for St. Patrick's day and they really, really turned out great. I cut 1" candle cups in half and painted them black and glued a cardboard back on before class. They embellished them with gold pony beads, sprigs of shamrocks, and self stick shamrocks plus most of them made rainbows to put behind them. Great to wear right away and for the activities the next day.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Making Crazy birds @WBCL

Making Crazy birds Wells Branch Community Library tonight was so much fun. We used a lot of bits from other projects but they were jus perfect! A leftover easter egg for a body, a large pompom for a head, pipe cleaner legs and a cardboard ring for a neck with bright feathers for wings held on with washi tape. Everyone was able to do it and not too much glue got loose!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Painting the Alamo for Texas Independence Day

Tomorrow is Texas Independence day so tonight we painted a picture of the Alamo. I found a good line art and had the kids add stonework to it then paint it from top to bottom. Some got creative on the sky color but every painting looks great