Sunday, November 23, 2014
I gave a second life to my cracked salad spinner after taping it up! It works great!
The children loved it and look at the results! Don't you want to try?
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Askar and some of the children were experimenting with the consistency of tempera paint in squeeze bottles for a spin art project. They were having an awful lot of fun squeezing the paint into the sink. It looked like a good chance to try monoprinting to me!
All you have to do is put a piece of paper down on the paint and smooth it out.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
This artist created some very striking shapes on black.
Exuberant marks and a striking collage shape.
These boys had time to make wonderful masks.
And one last beauty mounted on some yummy found collage paper....
Monday, November 10, 2014
Make a mobile using a clothes hanger, fabric, tissue paper, construction paper, beads, and pipe cleaners! Yay!
Let the children rummage around and use whatever they want.
I love the hook shapes.
This is a lyrical design.
Glory, glory, glory!
Gorgeous stripes, like candy sticks!
I love it! How fun!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
I bring lots and lots of materials. In fact, my house gets pretty junked up with all the stuff I collect: toilet paper and paper towel rolls, shoe boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated cardboard, egg cartons, and more. I also bring in beads, yarn, tissue paper, and everything else handy. As a matter of fact, I brought in a box of beads to iron into patterns, (just for the beads,) couldn't find it, and then discovered it in this castle! I had to cut the box lid and take out the kit!
Do you see the inverted cones on top of the paper towel rolls? They contain pretty colored beads.
This zebra pattern-covered toilet paper roll is a chandelier inside a castle.
And another comfy bed, on the second floor.
This tower had a ladder made out of wooden skewers when it was finished.
"Look, it landed right here in this glue!" We stared at it, amazed...(see it on the left?) Well, I am just as gullible as the average 8 year-old, I guess. It's was just a white bead!