Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I would really like your input as well. If you have done any of these projects or have any other ideas on how to do them, then please let me know. I love to hear how it is going for you!
Tell your friends about this blog, become a follower...really take what you want and do something with your toddler! It is such a short time before they go to school so let's embrace it and watch them learn and grow right at the kitchen table! :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Today I tried Art Group for real! With my kids it is just another day but we invited my friend and her kids over. Their mother is a friend of mine from the Singles Ward and just happens to live down the street from me! I did the project and she brought a snack. After the project they played in the toy room.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Today we made horns. Some call these kazoos but I have another way to make kazoos, ah another week.
This is what you need...
Wax paper, Construction paper, glue, tape, something sharp (wooden skewer) rubber bands, scissors, and of couple toilet paper tubes.
First you cute the construction paper the width of the tubes. Then you glue the paper to the tube. For extra hold tape the seam of the construction paper to the tube.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I had a great time at C's! So did the kids, but I especially had a great time.
First the kids made salt dough hand prints.
never seen one before. I thought it was so cool! :)
After that the kids played outside, then in the basement where I got to ooh and aah at her CRAZY COOL Craft room, I am not going to lie...I am Jealous! I wanted to take a picture just so I could show my hubby how I want mine! :)
After that it was time to go, I was sad to leave. The kids were fine. I can't wait for our next craft day! :)
Traditional Play Dough
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring (or use a packet of Kool-Aid for scented dough)
Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring (or Kool-Aid) last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.
The best part of the whole thing according to my son "we get to take the play-dough home? that was so very nice" Thanks C for another Awesome Art Day!
Monday, June 22, 2009
We spent most of the morning outside.
- 1 cup Plaster of Paris
- 1/2 cup of water
- powdered tempera paint
- Something to use as a mold *
Mix the water, Plaster of Paris and powdered tempera paint. The more tempera paint you add, the deeper the color of the chalk will be. Then pour the mixture into you mold.
Toilet Paper Roll: A toilet paper roll works as a mold. Just seal one end with duct tape and pour the mixture into the mold and let it dry. You can line the toilet paper roll with wax paper so that the chalk will easily slide out.
We used film canisters AND Mini M&M containers as well as the TP Rolls... this made the chalk skinner and easier to hold. Plus the plastic made it non-stick!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
|Computer printer||*Paint brushes|
|*Computer paper (white & colored)||*Hole punch|
|*Construction paper||Paints: tempera, *watercolor pan paints, *watercolor pencils, *tempera paints, poster, finger paints|
*erasable colored pencils or
*traditional colored pencils &
*white and color chalk
|*Craft knife (for adults)||Wood craft sticks (small and large)|
|*Pencils with eraser and pencil sharpener||*Scissors:|
Fiskars, Crayola, Office Depot
(extras: shaper scissors)
|*Washable felt-tip color markers||Cover up: old t-shirt|
|*Dry-erase color markers (great for penmanship practice on covered tracers (D'Nealian or Standard block with sheet protectors)||File box & files to organize|
activities and materials
|*Tape & tape dispenser||*Stapler|
|Stickers||*Hole punch brass fasteners|
|*Pipe Cleaners||*Wax paper|
|Paper plates Standard 9" and dessert size||*Paints: acrylic and fabric|
|Easel or butcher paper||Plaster of Paris|
|Poster board to use as a portable easel or bulletin board||Liquid starch|
|Clear contact paper or laminating sheets||Used craft sticks (from Popsicles)|
|Glitter in small shaker container or Glitter glue||*Wiggly Eyes Round (Assorted colors & sizes)|
|Cotton balls||Cookie cutters (100 pc. set)|
|Tissue Paper (various colors)|
* Note: Print black and white craft templates on scrap paper. Trace the templates over decorative wallpaper from old catalogs or scraps, left over pieces of construction paper, wrapping paper or foam sheets.
|Cardboard tubes (sanitary, paper towel or wrapping paper tubes)||Catalogs, newspaper and old comic books|
|Drinking straws||Clear plastic soda bottles & caps|
|Paper bags: lunch size & grocery size||Baby food jars|
|Cardboard: cereal boxes, etc.||Old cookie sheets|
|Sand paper scraps||Paper cups (foam or paper)|
|Styrofoam trays||Old socks|
|Large & small boxes and lids (shoe boxes)||Wrapping paper & wallpaper scraps|
|Yarn, ribbon or string scraps||Clean sponges|
|Plastic containers (margarine cups, etc.)||Frozen juice cans & lids|
|Old sheets or old pillowcases||Throw-away paper (junk mail that one side is clean for printing)|
|Empty match boxes||Aluminum foil scraps|
|Some large glass jars & jar lids||Corks|
|Old file folders||Old pasta-assorted|
|Tissue paper boxes and gift boxes||*Felt or fabric remnant pieces|
Materials from Nature
|Smooth stones or pebbles||Driftwood|
|Fresh or dry leaves||Dried grasses|
|Wood shavings||Popping corn|
|Egg shells||Dried flowers|
|Bird seed and other seed||Dried Beans|
I am sure there are several things that I forgot, so comment on what you think is missing
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Encourage all art projects as a process, not product
activity. What may be a mess to you, could be a
new planet, zoo or the next NASA spacecraft to your
child. Allowing our children to explore on their own,
not only develops creativity but teaches problem solving,
spatial relationships as well as cause and effect.
Skills they'll need later for math and other academics.
Refrain from showing examples of a completed project.
Especially, that which has been completed by an adult.
Provide the supplies and instructions, they'll do the rest.
Resist asking "What is it?"...Instead try
"Tell me about it"
Avoid automatic praise such as "that's beautiful" or
"very good". Asking your young artist how they feel about
their creation and the experience of making it will build
confidence and language arts skills
When working with a group. You may find it easier to rotate a
bucket of warm soapy water, for hand washing, or have
disposable hand wipes available. Provide a clean towel,
or paper towel for drying.
I feel horrible because I can't remember where I got this, but thought it should be shared!