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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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Now THIS was Fun-Sculpey Aliens and Duct Tape Space Ships

We started out Art Camp this morning with the batik t-shirts.  We did phase 1, drawing the picture with glue.  It was fun, but with young kids, multiple step projects lose a little bit in the excitement area.  They always ask the inevitable “Can we take this home today??!!”  So after phase 1 I brought(…)

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