Monthly Archives: March 2012

Ball Painting

We had such a blast with ball painting this week. The process is very simple. Have small boxes and paper to fit inside. A variety of balls (golf balls work great because of their small size but heavy weight and texture) including but not limited to golf balls, marbles (watch these around toddlers who still…

Beaded Pasta Sculptures and More!

This week we explored beading with some hand dyed past and pipe cleaners. I encouraged students to get sculptural using a piece of peg board along with their beaded pasta wires. For most of the students this was their first time ever beading and they enjoyed practicing their fine motor skill control and hand eye…

Clay

This week we introduced real clay for the first time. Although we don’t have a kiln to fire finished products the experience of playing with real clay is incredibly enriching. The possibilities are virtually endless when you pair clay, water, paint, and glitter with a young child’s hands and imagination. I encouraged parents to grab…

Collage with Colored Glue

This week we made collage with colored glue, recycled “unclaimed” paintings, tissue paper, and tons of extra do-dads. As you can see from the smiles the children loved the project! Each child wanted to do something different with the glue. Some enjoyed making dots, some liked to drizzle and a few just kept squeezing and…