We'll be leaving China this week for India but we'll make a pit stop in New Orleans for Mardi Gras next Tuesday. In preparation, we made Mardi Gras masks. I started out tracing this template onto purple card stock and cutting it out. Then Eva went to town decorating her mask with gems, sequins and feathers.When the mask was complete, I used packing tape to attach a pencil to the back to make holding the mask easier. You could also punch holes in each side and add ribbon or elastic but if your child is like mine and hates having anything around her head, the pencil is the way to go.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
We also made a fun dinosaur picture. I wrapped a cardboard tube with bubble wrap and Eva rolled it in paint and then onto easel paper.
If you have a budding paleontologist too, be sure to check out the dinosaur activities we did last year too!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Nuts and Bolts Painting- we'll shake these fasteners around in some paint to make some cool abstract art
Scrap Box Buildings- our building supplies will come from our box of recyclables and scraps that we keep in the art center- can't wait to see what we create!
Blocks- you can't talk about building things without playing with blocks!
Marshmallow Structures- we'll use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to build all sorts of things
Exploring Tools- we'll try out hammers, screwdrivers, levels and many other tools to see how they work and what they are used for
Home Depot Field Trip- we'll visit one of Eva's favorite stores
Triple Decker Sandwich- we'll take building to the kitchen and erect a tall tasty lunch