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Contact Paper Mural – Enjoy the Journey

Contact Paper Mural – Enjoy the Journey

This invitation to play is about enjoying the journey, something my dad often reminds me of after hearing stories, good or bad, about my girls.  On a tray, I set up dreidels cut out from Gigi’s drawings and paintings that we’ve accumulated piles of.  I added some gold tinsel, gems in different shapes and glitter(…)

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Little World Shadow Boxes

Little World Shadow Boxes

I love shadow boxes.  There are so many kinds and they have endless possibilities.  I introduced these little worlds to the campers on Friday to lots of “oohs and ahhhs.”  I’m excited to see what they come up with.  I gave them the option of using the top or bottom of these boxes I picked(…)

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DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

DIY Bedroom Door Signs for Kids

Summer Art Camp is in full swing.  We finished up our door signs today and the kids took them home.  I like to picture the kids putting the signs on their bedroom doors, telling their parents not to come in all serious.  I was actually surprised more kids didn’t make Do Not Enter signs.  The(…)

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Washi Tape Door Knob Dangles

Washi Tape Door Knob Dangles

I’ve accumulated a nice collection of cardboard cutouts over the years from teachers that bought them and then decided they didn’t want them, so they gave them to me.  Score.  I finally got around to using them at art camp this week to make door signs and doorknob dangles.  I made these for my girl’s(…)

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Recycled Cardboard Mini Books

Recycled Cardboard Mini Books

My 2nd graders recently finished the book Frindle, by Andrew Clements.  They absolutely loved it.  We have been learning about summaries, so Frindle created the perfect opportunity to practice this newly acquired skill.  First I cut up some left over cardboard boxes in different sizes and folded them into books.  Then we (the teachers) glued(…)

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