This project was so much fun and the results are fantastic. We needed to spice up our display for some written material in second grade. It can be so boring to just see 8.5 x 11 papers hanging on a bulletin board. We decided on a self portrait paper cut out that each child could(…)
Gigi woke up to some really big shoes to fill this morning. Ba dump bump. First I drew the feet on cardboard. Then she painted them white. We let them dry and then I outlined the toes and foot with black marker. Then I gave the feet a nice pedicure with flourescent puffy paint. Once(…)
This was not an easy project. I see these hot air balloons all over pinterest and different blogs and for some reason no one seems to be mentioning how labor intensive they are. So either I did this in a really complicated way or my fellow art bloggers just aren’t fessing up. Regardless, I’m glad(…)
Each year around this time our school studies different countries and then puts on a big Multicultural Day performance. This is our MC Day bulletin board. I had all the kids and staff create drawings of themselves and cut them out. I made the earth, which was surprisingly harder than I thought. It’s not easy(…)
Kindergarten has been learning all about Community over the past few weeks. Yesterday we went to the fire station and today we finally completed our “in-house community.” Well worth the wait I think. I did it a little differently this year and am very pleased with the changes. In years past it was more of(…)
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(…)