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Art

Art Games

This week we got the creative juices flowing with an art game. The kids were each stationed at one of four corners: scissors & paper, pipe cleaners, markers, or play dough. A challenge was picked out of a hat (“Horse”! “Helicopter”! “Banana”!) and the kids had 2-3 minutes to produce a representation. Some of the […]

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Igloos

This week we celebrated the snow we’ve had by building igloos…. sugar cube igloos! We built them using edible glue, made of powdered sugar and water, to hold the sugar cubes together. The students were as excited to see and taste sugar cubes as to build with them. There were lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” […]

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Puffy Paint

This week we made our own puffy paint! We used ziploc sandwich bags to mix shaving cream, glue, and food coloring and then to pipe the mixture out to make puffy creations. At first, the kids were apprehensive about mixing the messy ingredients in the bags as it was something most had not done before […]

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Art Challenges

This week we got the creative juices flowing with an art game. The kids were each stationed at one of four corners: scissors & paper, pipe cleaners, markers, or play dough. A challenge was picked out of a hat (“Horse”! “Helicopter”! “Banana”!) and the kids had 2-3 minutes to produce a representation. Some of the […]

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Sugar Cube Igloos

This week we celebrated the snow we’ve had by building igloos…. sugar cube igloos! We built them using edible glue, made of powdered sugar and water, to hold the sugar cubes together. The students were as excited to see and taste sugar cubes as to build with them. There were lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” […]

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Collaborative Drawing

Last week I feel I redeemed myself. Maybe letting the kids decide between two projects helped? The kids chose a collabrative project. At home I printed a somewhat abstract picture of a dog. I drew a grid on the print and cut out the squares. I gave each kid a square from my print and […]

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Air Dry Clay

This week the Neutrons painted their Air Dry Clay creations. Some students had the bad luck of their clay breaking once it dried, which we used as a learning experience: When using Air Dry Clay, parts that are pieced together, very thick, or very thin are more likely to crack during the drying process. Students […]

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Tracing

Today we did tracing! We taped (using painter’s tape) a variety of blank and white coloring pages onto the tables, and taped tracing paper on top of those. In some cases we hid one side of the picture, so our artists could collaborate. Lots of deft and diligent traces, and some of the blank images […]

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Spooky Houses

This week the Neutrons got ready for Halloween by creating their very own spooky houses. We used a single sheet of paper and folding and cutting techniques to make a pop-up house. The students then drew their house outlines (complete with tombstones, ghosts, spooky trees, and more) and used watercolor to fill them in.

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Drawing Games

In our last class the Muons played some drawing games. The first game was new to the group. The kids paired up and sat back to back. One kid had a clipboard and paper. This kid was the “drawer”. The other had the job of describing an item to their teammate without revealing what item […]

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