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Monday, October 12, 2015

How to make a pipe cleaner Bunny (by Shelby)

My daughters have been making pipe cleaner animals all weekend. I posted about it yesterday with directions here

So I have a guest author who wanted to write this blog!!

Today my 5 year old wanted to make a video about how to make a bunny...she created a very good way of combining 2 pipe cleaners to make a bunny!


Next use the Sculpey clay to make the face, eyes, tail, and feet

You can use beads for the eyes.
Bake your clay parts on 275 for 15-20 minutes
then let an adult glue the pieces on your pipe cleaner animal. Or Tacky glue will work too.
When you are finished make a THOUSAND MORE!!
And build them a house!!

 And train your dragon how to carry them all!!!


Shrimp the Parrot Creative One Day project!

About once a month we do a project where we have an animal guest like Clover the tortoise, Shrimp the parrot, Bunbun the rabbit, or Chico the bunny.
We talk about the animal and I show them a simple way to draw it.
Then students create an imaginative composition with the only criteria being that it has our animal guest somewhere in the picture! I encourage them to fill the page and create an ORIGINAL idea...

This was the way I showed them how to draw the bird. They can modify it or just draw their own bird completely.
This is a one day activity, so they had to draw AND color in one class period. It was a challenge to use their time wisely and not worry so much about every detail being perfect.
I Just LOVE the creativity that happened in my room this week! My students had fun and came up with some fabulous Shrimpwork!



This weekend Shrimp has been painting with my daughter and offering his skillful hands for help and his cultured eye for critique!



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fuzzy creatures! Crafting with Chennile stems and clay!!

This weekend we are celebrating the sending off of our artwork for our Art to Remember Fundraiser! I am so excited and will write a special blog all about it soon!

This weekend we celebrated our finished fundraiser with a trip to the craft store! My girls chose Sculpey clay and a BIG pack of assorted chenille stems. 
We were inspired by this cool blog with lots of cool fuzzy creature creations!

We folded them in to lizards, bears, bunnies, and dragons

then we crafted the faces and details with the clay, baked it on 275 for 15 minutes and then glued them on


 My daughters have been carrying around their fuzzy friends for two days! It was a fun project and I'm sure there will be lots more fuzzy friends in the next few days!

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