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Saturday, July 18, 2015

Paw Print Stamps

Aaahhhh summer flags. I love to watch the kids with their summer flags. Waving and watching the fabric flutter in the wind. This time we used the printing techniques of stamps to create the flags. 

When making stamps with kids the simpler the design the better, a nice graphic image. Usually I am encouraging the addition of more details when creating drawings. The addition of details can better define an image. But when making stamps the image has to be defined with just the outside lines. 

Foot prints seemed like a great way to talk about animals and create a design that is graphic. 
We began looking at animal foot prints. They got so excited to see each animal's footprint.

They drew the animal paw print of their choice on a piece of foam and after cutting them out we glued them to cut up 2X4s. Then the printing began. 

Happy Waving!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Miniature Worlds

We held a workshop a few weeks ago using mint tins that were donated to us by one of our generous parents. I so enjoy the challenge of coming up with projects when we get a large donation of a potential material. Since I am a big fan of collage and I love boxes, I thought it might be a good idea to combine them. 

With just some glue, scissors, gorgeous papers and a few old calendars (which are a great resource for images), we created little scenes inside the mint tins.  Using some pop up book technique we made them three dimensional. This is such a simple project that brings so much joy when I gaze upon them.