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.
If you ever need a quick filler project, this is the way to go. It’s good for kids of all ages, boys and girls and the possibilities are endless. All you need is: velcro cardstock embellishments (ribbon, puffy paint, stickers, markers, duct tape, anything really)
If you are ever in LA or live in LA, you MUST go to Mozza Pizzeria, even if you’re a pizza snob from New York like me! Sooo worth the hype.
And here are the photos to prove it. My kindergartners surprised me with cupcakes from frosted, fruit and a wedding video for me and Ev. BEST SURPRISE EVER!
After we made our paper birds in modern art, we gave them paper cages made from recycled ice cream lids. It was pretty simple thanks to Creature Comfort Blog. Just slice up 3 strips of construction paper about 1/4 of inch thick and use double sided tape to hold them on the lid. Then decorate the(…)
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(…)
Last night some friends came over to make birds, birds, BIRDS for our rehearsal dinner in two weeks. We stayed up until 2 in the morning creating. It was so much fun. We’re going to invite friends and family to write messages on our “love doves.” Right now they are all hanging in my art(…)
Sculpey is so exciting for kids. I busted it out the other day and my kindergartners were in heaven. I taught them to make bees step by step. I would do them next time without the swirl in the middle, but hey, they’re still pretty cool. Unfortunately, when we put them in the oven the(…)
I saw this great post on Creature Comfort Blog about paper bird cages. I decided to try them out in my after school art class. The kids LOVED them. We did the birds this week and will make the cages next. Each one looks so different and so sweet. I am going to make more(…)