Archive for August, 2010

Balancing Butterflies

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Balancing Butterflies by Betsey Mclawhorn Level: 1 Time Frame: 15 – 30 minutes Goals: To learn about balance by designing a butterfly and using an everyday object to make it a balancing toy. To explore balance. Materials: Heavy Student Grade Watercolor (Molly Hawkins) Watercolor paints (Molly Hawkins) Paintbrushes (Molly Hawkins) Pencil (Molly Hawkins) Scissors (Molly […]

Fabric Bangle Bracelets

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Fabric Bangle by Annie Rogers Time Frame: 20-30 min Skill Level: 2-5 Goals: To make an original, wearable work of art using materials that you might otherwise throw away. Materials: 1 L Soda Bottle X-acto knife Scissors Duct Tape Fabric Mod Podge Paintbrush Cups for water Teacher Preparation Using an X-acto knife, cut off the […]

Paper Baseball Caps

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Caps by Annie Rogers Time Frame: 20-30 min Skill Level: 2-5 Goals -To create an original, wearable hat using only paper and other simple materials. -To practice the fine motor skills of cutting, gluing, hole-punching, and assembly using brads. Materials Large Paper (colored or white)—MH posterboard-size works well Hat templates in 2 sizes (provided) Markers […]

Translucent Watercolor Stars

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Time Frame: 45 min Skill Level: 2-5 Goals: To use the wet-on-wet watercolor technique to create a sort of tie-dye effect on paper. To examine what happens when you add oil to paper—creating a translucent effect. To learn how to make a simple 3D star using one piece of 9X12 watercolor paper. Materials: 9X12 sheets […]