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Paper Birds Part Deux

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(…)

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Paper Mache Insects, Arachnids and Whatever Else My Kindergartners Insisted on Making

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(…)

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I’m As Free As a Bird Now

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(…)

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Sculpey Bugs

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(…)

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Patriotic Hats for Patriotic Kids

We have a big show coming up at school this week.  The theme is America.  I got this idea for patriotic hats from No Ordinary Moment and just made it my own a little bit.  They came out really great and were super easy to make.  The kids will make them on Thursday with their(…)

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Still Buggin Out

We made this gigantic bee from ripped up paper, mosaic style.  Then we cut out the white of the wings and lamenated them so they look translucent. Then we taped the bee to the ceiling and kids said “woooaaah.”

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Buggin’ Out

We’re learning all about insects in kindergarten.  I saw these amazing bugs from recycled materials on flickr by Fem Manueles.  You can check out her awesome blog here.  It’s amazing even if you don’t speak spanish, which I don’t YET!  Thankfully the photos were pretty self-explanatory.  Here are some examples from different materials we’ve been(…)

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Beauty is Everywhere

One of the greatest learnings from doing The Artist’s Way has been seeing beauty in unexpected places and then doing something about it.  Somehow my morning pages have inspired me to slow down, notice things and create.  I look at these photos and feel uplifted.  They are so happy and colorful. My class had an(…)

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