Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bookmaking, Birdseed Play and Chicks (4 weeks old)

I love bookmaking. I love the process and I love the finished piece. I love that it creates a keepsake of sorts, that a collection can be honored and saved. Books make me smile, laugh, cry and I love them for that. Books are made for storing, but also handling and I love being able…

Butterfly Prints and Chicks (3 weeks old)

Making butterfly prints is simple and fun! We used washable tempera paint from Discount School Supplies on colored construction paper. I started each child with a different color construction paper and white paint. I chose the darker colors in the stack so the white paint would really pop. I quizzed the students on the color…

Watercolor/Oil Pastel Resist and Chicks (2 weeks old)

Watercolors gave us a perfect break from tempera and allowed students to explore using soft bristle painbrushes and new ways of mixing and blending color. Instead of having thick globs of tempera to swirl together students layered liquid watercolor brush strokes for great effects. Students drew with oil pastels before using watercolor. I explained to…

Colored Glue Collage, Chicks, and Gardening

Drizzling glue is almost intoxicating for young children. Perhaps its utilizing all those hand and arm muscles that feels so good. Perhaps it’s the viscous nature of glue and the way it moves, or maybe the silky then sticky quality is what entertains the senses and peeks curiosity and interest. All I know is that…