Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crayon Resist on Sandpaper

 

True ART is all about the JOYFUL and CAREFREE process of creating something that is inspired by the deepest part of the artist’s soul.

 

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Instructions:

Cover table with plastic table cloth or newspapers.

Encourage the children to draw outline shapes on the sandpaper with a crayon. We used a black crayon.

It is important to put emphasis on using heavy pressure when drawing with the crayon.

The next step would be to paint with Dot –A -Dot markers. 

Lastly, paint with liquid watercolors.

Please offer the children various colors of liquid watercolors and Dot A Dot markers. The children should be allowed to experiment and use their imagination.

 

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You could purchase Liquid Watercolors and Do-A-Dot markers from,

http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Product=23420

http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=16821

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Flat Yarn Drawing

 

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Get out your yarn and encourage your children to draw with them and use their imagination. This activity is great for all ages and abilities.

 

Directions:

I gave each child a strand of yarn and a white piece of cardboard. I asked the children to lay the cardboard on the floor and explained that this was going to be their very own canvas. 

I drew simple shapes on index cards and showed them to the children. I encouraged them to use the strand of yarn to draw the shape they saw on the card. I started with simple shapes and lines and moved on to more complex shapes.

 

These  are the children's interpretation of what they saw.

 

Triangle Shape

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Oval Shape

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Spiral

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Wavy Line

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As they progressed, I asked them to draw what ever they liked.

 

A Yummy Ice Cream Cone

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That’s Me Sitting on The Floor.

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Waves

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A Bad Snake with a Big Head.

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A Rainbow

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The children made adaptations and modifications to suit their creative needs. They gathered three dimensional objects to add to their drawings.

 

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Create a Beautiful Space for Relaxation

Everyone needs a place or spot to clam down and relax. Here a few ideas on how to setup a relaxation table with our favorite loose parts.

 

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Loose Parts or Materials:

Use wooden butcher blocks or chopping boards to create different levels.

Glass Gems

Smooth Rocks

Hot Plate Coasters

 

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Metal Lids

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Acrylic Shapes

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Large and Small Rocks

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Acorns

Small Tree Cookies

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Embroidered Glass Coasters

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Twigs and Sticks

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Round Place Mats

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Shells

Cake Stands

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Wooden Beads

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Non Slip Shelf Liner

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Silk Flowers

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Mirrors

Paper Dollies

Popsicle Sticks

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Acrylic Plates

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Acrylic Food Platters

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