Kids Week Day 5

Jul 13, 2013

Painting Plaster Faces

Through­out this week, Made­lyn has been very fas­ci­nat­ed with some plas­ter faces I had on my work table so today I decid­ed to pull out some paints and let her use them to cre­ate. Once she fin­ished paint­ing the faces she then attached silk flower petals all around the edge cre­at­ing flower faces. I love watch­ing kids work through their cre­ative process. It’s fun see­ing which col­ors they pre­fer, their artis­tic style and the medi­ums they like. I enjoy it so much that I’m seri­ous­ly think­ing about how to go about teach­ing art to kids. This is some­thing that is going to be swirling around in the back of my mind for a bit.


Decoupage & Collage

After Made­lyn cre­at­ed her flower faces I thought she need­ed to learn the art of decoupage and col­lage. This was a huge hit. She was so busy tear­ing and punch­ing pat­terned papers. Then when it came to adher­ing them onto the can­vas in that ever so per­fect spot, there was seri­ous plan­ning going on. She placed the papers the way she liked them onto her can­vas then care­ful­ly slid each one off and began attach­ing each piece one by one to her can­vas.  She is so proud of her col­lage and can­not wait to hang it in her room.

Jumbo Marshmallows

For an after­noon snack she dec­o­rat­ed jum­bo marsh­mal­lows. When I say jum­bo I mean JUMBO these marsh­mal­lows are HUGE! Of course we used pink icing and then I just pulled out sprin­kles and M&M’s I had in my cab­i­net. This was fun and again, clean up is min­i­mal. I can pic­ture a bunch of lit­tle girls sit­ting around a table hav­ing a tea par­ty and dec­o­rat­ing jum­bo marsh­mal­lows. They would love it.

After din­ner, Ans­ley and Brit­tain took Made­lyn to Main Event to expe­ri­ence hours of cray fun. I on the oth­er hand hit the tub and took a long qui­et bath. This aun­tie has had a super busy cre­ative week and I’m pooped. Next week, I will be back at work cre­at­ing with plas­ter and bees wax. Then it will be time for round two of Kids Week as Bel­lie, my youngest niece and Made­lyn’s 6 yr. old lit­tle sis­ter will be vis­it­ing for a week. I hope I only need a week to recu­per­ate from this one. I guess time will tell.

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