This week students created pumpkin sun catchers that make for a perfect fall/halloween window display! Using transparencies taped to a black boarder in the shape of a pumpkin, the students glued down orange and green tissue paper on the back for the pumpkin and stem. Once they completed this, they turned over their pumpkins and created jack-o-lateen faces using sharpies. Then the students used craypas to decorate the black boarder.
This week the students experimented with tie dye and WOW! The results are absolutely incredible! We folded, wrapped and crumpled our white t-shirts and wrapped them up in rubber bands. We used some basic techniques to create patterns such as the spiral, the crumple, starburst and some even made up their own! Then we poured/squirted the dye onto the rubber banded shirts using any colors the students desired. We then cut off the rubber bands and opened up our shirts to find awesome patterns and color.
ATTENTION PARENTS: I rinsed and machine washed each of these shirts so they are ready to wear! Just as a precaution, I would wash them one more time by themselves to make sure there isn't any dye that hasn't adhered to the fabric. Machine wash cold, with regular laundry detergent!
This week our Thursday classes made trick or treat bags to take with them on their trick or treating halloween day! (Of course these bags can be used for any other type or storage or everyday use.) We used canvas bags and drew on them using fabric markers so these bags are ready for the washing machine if they get dirty!
The students this week finished their pinch pots and they came out absolutely beautiful! I'm sure they have told you already but because I don't have a kiln (machine used to fire ceramics) we used air dry clay and acrylic paint. This pots are not for use with any type of liquid or food! Instead fill these with different items such as office supplies, candy or anything else that is not wet!
Today students made these deliciously amazing ice cream cones using shaving cream, paint and glue mixture! We had a SWEET time making them!
Try it at home!:
3/4 part shaving cream
a big dollop of elmers glue
a small squirt of tempera paint, acrylic paint or food dye (you can add more or less depending on how dark you would like the color)
whip all that up in a bowl with a foam brush until you don't see any more white of the shaving cream (thats of course unless you want it a little marbleized!) and voila! paint with your hands or a foam brush!
Today students began creating their very own pinch pots made of air dry clay! They will be dried and ready to paint next week. Not only did the students learn the process of creating a pinch pot but they learned some other techniques of clay handling and some vocabulary too! Stay tuned to see what the finished products look like after next weeks class!
Students created these incredibly adorable minions using toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and tempera paint. We had such a fun, messy time creating these!
Students created these wonderful bird houses out of recycled water and milk cartons and jugs. They were painted using acrylic paint, a wooden piece was poked through the bottom to serve as a rest for the birds to land on and the students were sent home with a baggie full of wild bird seed to start them off with! Here are some images I took in school. If your student was in this program, I'd love to see some pictures of them out in the wild! You can post them here or email them to me! We had a blast making them!