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Glue Batik Technique Revisited

I cant wait to do these glue batik t-shirts with my kindergartners.  I think we’ll make a k family quilt from batik squares the first week of school.  In the meantime, here are some of the tees the kids made.  They came out great, were super easy, and the kids felt super proud of themselves.(…)

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Alien Army Takes Over Summer Camp

So, I had all these great plans for camp yesterday, including… this cool drum stick monster And this sculpey hamsa But instead, all they wanted to do was this! Which lead me to this, until about midnight last night. Meet the new recruits. We’re up to 72.  New goal-200.  Obsessed!

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Alien Army-55 New Recruits for Active Duty

It was a busy weekend here at the Cherry house.  We have enlisted a total of 55 new recruits to Alien Army 1st Infantry. Our chief squad in the Chain of Command (clearly I am going to have to brush up on my army lingo) Here’s the squad with several generals and first sergeant ________.(…)

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ART CAMP 2010 and Beyond…

Here is the final stage of our Space Shuttles.  They came out pretty awesome. Jonas, age 5 And here are the kids Out of this World Wonder Wheels. And of course, we can’t forget this little dude by Dexter, age 6.  You can see the alien puppet tutorial here. And this one, by Vivian, age 6(…)

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Joel is Genius-Paperclip Pickup Game

It’s just so inspiring to me that someone is able to create such simple, imaginative, and open-ended projects time after time.  I’ve been following Made By Joel for some time now and he never ceases to amaze me.  So while I was waiting around for a conference call this morning, I made Joel’s most recent(…)

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Alien Puppets

I’m psyched to make these alien puppets in art camp tomorrow.  I know the kids will outdo my little guys here. Materials-card stock (I reused some old folders), duct tape, brads, puffy paint, dowel, ribbons if desired 1. Cover card stock with duct tape.  Draw your alien parts and cut out. 2.  Hole punch spots(…)

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Alien Wonder Wheel

I’ve been wanting to do this project for months.  I found it in Todd Oldham’s amazing book KID MADE MODERN.  Highly recommend!   The Wonder Wheel is inspired by Ray and Charles Eames work.  I added a little Out of this World Alien flavor and voila!  I great art display for all your kids goodies.(…)

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