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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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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