FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON WE’RE SPREADING AS MUCH CHEER THROUGH ART AS WE CAN. TODAYS RANDOM ART ACT WAS PLANTING SOME PAINTED ROCKS IN OUR NEIGHBORS YARD. HOPE THEY ENJOY THESE GUYS.
SO GRAB SOME ROCKS, PAINT THEM, SHARPIE THEM….DO YOUR THING AND SPREAD HAPPINESS WITH YOUR SKILLS….IF YOU’RE FEELING INSPIRED SHARE YOURS ON OUR FACEBOOK HERE.
STEP ONE: GATHER SUPPLIES
STEP TWO: LIGHTLY TRACE YOUR HAND ON THE SHEET OF PAPER
STEP 3: BEGIN DRAWING HORIZONTAL LINES ON YOUR PAGE
… UNTIL YOU REACH YOUR HAND OUTLINE THEN MAKE CURVED LINE
THE “HILL” BEGINS AT ONE END OF THE OUTLINE AND ENDS ON THE NEXT PART OF THE OUTLINE YOU ENCOUNTER. CONNECT THE CURVED LINES WITH STRAIGHT LINES (IN THE AREAS IN BETWEEN YOUR HAND OUTLINE). I LIKE TO IMAGE THE LINE AS THE PATH AN ANT WOULD WALK IN IF IT WERE CRAWLING OVER YOUR HAND.
UNTIL YOUR FINISHED!
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Today is America Recycles Day which inspired us to create a craft from recycled materials!
We also used the artist Picasso as our inspiration! Picasso was a leader in the creation of a new form of art called Cubism. A Cubist uses their imagination to break an object down into shapes, and then put them back together in a new fun way. Here is an example of one of Picasso’s faces.
Now onto our craft!
GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES
NOW MAKE A SINGLE CUT ACROSS ONE OF THE ROLLS SO YOU CAN LAY IT FLAT. THEN DRAW 2 EYES, A MOUTH, A NOSE, AN EAR, 2 LEGS AND 2 ARMS ON YOUR SHEET OF CARDBOARD.
THEN CUT OUT YOUR PARTS. CREATE TABS ON THE NOSE, EAR, LEGS AND ARMS. (THIS MAKES GLUING EASY)
FOLD THE TAB YOU CREATED AND PUT GLUE ON IT.
THEN ATTACH THE NOSE TO YOUR OTHER TP ROLL!
NOW ATTACH ALL THE OTHER PIECES YOU MADE IN THE SAME WAY! BE CREATIVE. (THEY DONT NEED TO LOOK LIKE A REAL FACE) THEY CAN GO WHEREVER YOU WANT THEM TO!
NOW PUT THE FINISHING TOUCHES ON YOUR CHARACTER!
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STEP 1 : COLLECT LEAVES
STEP 2: COLLECT SUPPLIES
STEP 3: PAINT LEAF
STEP FOUR: LAY LEAF FLAT ON SURFACE
STEP FIVE: COVER WITH PAPER AND ROLL WITH ROLLING PIN
STEP SIX - REVEAL PRINT!
STEP SEVEN- TAKE IT FURTHER!
PRINT ON FABRIC AND MAKE…
WE USED THE FABRIC TO MAKE THIS FALL PILLOW. WHAT DID YOU MAKE? SHARE WHAT YOU MADE ON OUR FACEBOOK!
Texas Book Festival gave us the opportunity to connect and collaborate with Slow Family Living and make some new friends. We hosted activities from 3-5 on Saturday, Oct 26. Kids and parents explored journaling together, wrote postcards made out of old LP covers, and collaborated on an” Exquisite Corpse.”
What’s an Exquisite Corpse, you ask? Simple. It’s a story or work of art made by a group of people, each person playing off the previous sentence, word, drawing, etc. A bunch of Surrealists came up with the idea in 1932. And people have been experimenting with the form ever since. Time for a joke break:
Q:How many Surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Make Your Own Exquisite Corpse
Each kid randomly selected a word from the WORD BAG we made. The word then must be used in an original sentence, with encouragement to connect the sentence to the ideas in previous sentences. We helped them add adjectives and color to their sentences. And the results were ridiculous and unexpected (see below).
And in the end we had a story with lots of different contributors from ages 5-15.
Here’s our story!
Once upon a time …there was a half-eaten fruit in a kingdom. - Well, it wasnt fruit but it was corn- but it fell underwater.-The water was yellow because of all the corn- When the fish bit the corn -It turned to velvet.-Then a bug saw the fish- Who was really looking for a yummy hot dog- But it was getting too dark to find the hot dog - So he had to settle for some broccoli. - Then he saw the moon and it turned him into something mysterious -So then his friends took him to the scientist- Who recommended to have a dance party! - At the party, strangely everyone spoke in a whisper- But the queen refused to whisper -Then the party was transported to outer space - And then they saw some aliens with fifteen hundred thousand bellybuttons! -For party favors they have the aliens lots of brown chocolate and rainbow candy. There was some icky candy, too. Such as “choccoli” candy, which is broccoli mixed with chocolate. EEEEEEEW! This tastes disgusting, despicable and YUCK! - Then a weasel ate some too and it was delicious.- Then the weasel tasted some stinky cheese and said that it was good. The End.
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