Alien Army Has Taken Over My Life

I just don’t really want to do anything else.  It’s too awesome making these guys.  So in between being a wife, a friend, a teacher, and blogger, I am ferociously creating Alien Army dudes till midnight almost every night.  Is that normal? Does it matter?  NO.  I must go on. Besides, I want to have(…)

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Experimenting With Lyra Aquacolors

I read about Neocolors on one of my fav blogs Daisy Yellow.  I couldn’t find any at Michaels so I headed over to a local art supply store, Mittels,  and I’m so glad I did.  I could feel the specialness of the products the minute I walked in.  It reminded me of how nice it(…)

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Kids Can Make Felt Balls Too

I decided to give the kids a whirl with the felt balls yesterday and I’m so glad I did.  I wasn’t sure how they’d respond to the warm water and the steady rolling and gently molding and all that.  Turns out, they were pretty much pros after the first roll.  Plus, they loved it and(…)

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Sculpey Hamsas and Aliens (again)

If you’re over the whole Alien Nation thing, come back tomorrow, because when I got to Art Camp yesterday, the kids had been working on it all morning before I even arrived! They even made up names, which I can’t wait to do for my Alien Army. So when we were done, I got them(…)

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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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I Made Myself A Loom!!!

I am feeling pretty dang proud of myself today.  I have been wanting to make a loom for months.  A teacher friend once showed me one she had used with her preschoolers and I was totally intrigued.  I did some research on line, watched some vids, and knew the time would come.  Well, sure enough,(…)

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Alien Worlds

My idea to do an alien world shadow box was inspired by  Joel’s aquarium.  I just shifted the theme and added a backdrop from outer space.  The results were pretty fantastic.  Probably the best embellishment we did, thanks to Evan, was to add glow in the dark paint at the end.  The kids LOVED that(…)

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