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Glue Batik Experiment

Last Thursday,some of the Muons painted their air dry clay creations. Others decided they were not interested in painting their creations. For those who weren’t painting clay,I suggested an experiment with a glue batik technique. The kids and I “drew” on t-shirts with glue and left them to dry. Next we will dye the shirts […]

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Decoupage

It was decoupage day! The group first sorted through old magazines, maps of Chicago, and playing cards and ripped out images they liked. Then they each picked out a cigar box and affixed their scraps using Mod Podge. Great results, including some fun surprises when you open the boxes up!

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Dream Catchers

This week the students made their own dream catchers. We used paper plates, yarn, and beads. Everybody was so creative! You can see an example that was our inspiration here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/dream-catcher. We were going to include the feathers also, but class went too fast and there wasn’t enough time. All of the finished products still […]

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Lava Lamps

We started class by making lava lamps in the kitchen. Thanks to everyone who sent bottles! In a 20 oz or 1 liter bottle, we added about 1.5 inches of water. We then filled the bottle about 2/3 with vegetable oil and noticed how water and oil don’t mix and how oil stays on top […]

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Fun In The Gym

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Bam!

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Louise Nevelson

This week class learned about Louise Nevelson and her “found objects” sculptures. Students then selected their favorite items from a bin of random things and made their own sculptures in the style of Nevelson. After the sculptures were created, students made parachuting people out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners.

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Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

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Drama

We read the books: “Purple, Green and Yellow” and “show and tell”, both by Robert Munsch. We continued working on our play: Aliens vs. Wizards “, We practiced different ways to enter the stage and present our group (Aliens/Wizards) and each character. We practiced some more Aliens vs. Wizards fights being loud and silent. Next […]

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Alphabet

This class started out with a reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and was followed by each Quark making a caterpillar to take home. The students then explored letters and words using play doh and alphabet cookie cutters.

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