I love creating butterfly art this time of year. This Reggio inspired butterfly art project for kids is great for ages 4 and up. In case your unfamiliar with the Reggio approach to learning, here is a good Reggio starting point. We used an old box frame found at a thrift store and paint markers to(…)
We use the the Gems unit Buzzing a Hive in our kindergarten. I really like it and the kids learn a lot. This year, I decided to add 3-d duct tape honeybees. The kids have been going bonkers over them. The hive was unexpected and totally came from the kids. Duct tape makes anything possible.(…)
The kids did a fantastic job painting the details on their paper mache projects this morning. We talked about not “over doing it” first. Most kids decided they were done before we had to pull the full stop card. Other kids really went for it! Regardless, they all came out great. Next step is to(…)
This morning we painted the first coat of our paper mache insects. It was a little challenging for the kids to get in every little crevice, so the adults helped a bit. But overall, it went great. Tomorrow we’ll do the details.
This week began our paper mache journey. First we sculpted bugs of all kinds by bunching up newspaper in different shapes and using masking tape to bind it together. After, we combined flour, water and a bit of Elmer’s Glue to create our paper mache mixture. I must admit, the paper mache part of the(…)