Our 7th Day of December is featuring a do it yourself canvas painting. It is not the fanciest painting you ever did see, but it’s festive, fun and fairly simple to create. Have you seen those places where you get to drink wine with your girlfriends while creating a fabulous painting? I’ve always wanted to go. Unfortunately, I have not. I have especially wanted to
Butterfly Canvas Painting
Over the summer, the kids created fun butterfly paintings. I gave them the same step by step instructions, yet all 3 of their paintings are original. I absolutely love that!
Love Rocks have taken our community by storm. It’s a wonderful thing. Last October two girls were hit by a car in front of their home. It’s not my story to tell, so I’m choosing not to say more about it. But, these girls are now helping us spread love & joy because their mom chose to share Love Rocks with us. This amazing mom
Double Headed Serpent Mosaic
Throughout this school year we’ve been celebrating Mexican holidays & doing crafts to go along with them. Recently we celebrated Cinco de Mayo. I was really hoping we’d be able to finish off our year with a trip to Mexico. I’d love to see Chichen Itza & other Mayan ruins. But, that didn’t happen. Bummer. But, we did create some fun crafts.
Paper Bag Teepee
Throughout the year we learned a little bit about a few different Native American tribes. When we were studying the Sioux of the Great Plains the boys made teepees out of paper bags.
Carving Our Own Stamps
With letterboxing in our future, I wanted the kids to create their own stamps.
Native American Symbol Craft
To go along with our Native American studies the kids made these awesome symbols out of oil pastel. The Plains Indians used both naturalistic & geometric designs in their art. We made both.
Making Letterbox Journals
We’ve gone geocaching many times & decided it was time to try letterboxing. The first thing we each needed for our letterboxing adventures were journals. Of course, there’s always the option of buying a journal. But I like the cost of making our own much better, so that’s what we did.
Wampum Belt Weaving
Another Native American craft the kids made were wampum belts. There are fabulous instructions at There’s a Dragon in my Art Room. We didn’t stray too far, if at all, from her directions.
Native American Parfleche Bag Craft
Parfleche were bags used by Native Americans living in the Plains to carry dried meat &/or personal belongings, such as clothes. The kids each made a parfleche bag out of a grocery sack.