Monthly Archives: July 2014

Miniature Books

Making Miniature Books was a fabulous success. This is a great open-ended art project. Well the art is open-ended with a twist of product at the end which makes for a great balance. You can use whatever supplies you have on hand. WE used markers, oil pastels, collage papers, glue sticks, and scissors. The pages…

Clay Play

  I know I say it again and again but clay is simply a magical medium. I love to put a chunck of clay down on the table and let kids have at it with a variety of tools from garlic presses to wooden knives or play dough scissors. I also provide a few traditional…

Spin Art

Nothing like letting kids use their hand muscles to squeeze paint and arm muscles to spin the crank. For the littlest students we brought the spinners on to the ground so they’d have more control. Making spin art is like snowflakes dropping — never are two a like.  

Our Summer Garden 2014

Second year echinacea in full bloom. Purple tomatillo and lemon cucumber enjoying each others company. Love my pom pom dahlias. Organic strawberries fed with nothing but sun, water, and love. Potted in delicious happy frog soil. 🙂 My Black Krims are coming in strong. Tomato experiment in full effect. Eight different types. Left to right:…

Celebrating Spring: Birds

First I must credit the amazing Patty at Deep Space Sparkle for the inspiration and foundation lesson plan. You can visit her online shop for amazing art lesson plans at amazing deals. And no she didn’t pay me to say that!! Patty mostly works with K-6 grade and while the bulk of my students are…