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Celebrate Mardi Gras

January 3, 2011
Celebrate Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on the Tuesday prior to the beginning of Lent. Mardi Gras translated means Fat Tuesday. Many people also enjoy the Polish sweet pastry, paczki on Fat Tuesday (in English, the common pronunciation is ponch-kee). Get in the celebration by making masks and downing festive attire. Make a Mardi Gras...
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Recycle Creations

January 1, 2011
Recycle Creations

I have never met a child that their eyes didn’t light up when they were given an opportunity to make anything to their hearts desire. On a day that it’s too cold to play outside, watch your child stay busy and happy for hours! Materials: Gather interesting and clean containers from everyday items like:...
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Stain Glass Candle Holders

December 23, 2010
Stain Glass Candle Holders

My son made these candle holders many years ago and the still look great!  They are easy for even the youngest children. Materials: clean glass container, empty jar or vase white glue and water mixed equally paint brush tissue paper wax paper Mod Podge (optional – but it gives a nice shine to the...
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Watercolors like Claude Monet

December 15, 2010
Watercolors like Claude Monet

Painting like Claude Monet Our students enjoyed listening to Linnea in Monet’s Garden and seeing the artist and his gardens from a child’s point of view. Then they had the opportunity to use watercolors and large pieces of paper to create a landscape picture.  The results were wonderful.  It can’t hurt that they got...
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Creating work like Henri Matisse

December 14, 2010
Creating work like Henri Matisse

Creating Like Henri Matisse I have a fondness for Impressionist painting.  I can’t say why, is it the fact the artist all expressed themselves in new and unique ways or the fact all the work (okay for the most part) is bright and lively.  I love the bright colors and that two people can...
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Sock Elves!

December 12, 2010
Sock Elves!

The first time my son came home with a sock elf, it was so funny, we made one for the whole family that Christmas!  Sock elves are very easy to make and only require a few items. Materials: a sock in any color – if you use a child’s sock, it will be a...
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French History Hide ‘n Seek

December 10, 2010
French History Hide ‘n Seek

Studying French History I what my students to learn about Napoleon Bonaparte and what he did for France, the artists that have offered so much to the world, what the feudal system was and so much more but how?  I could make them all do reports or research them online or in the encyclopedia’s...
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Colonial America Craft – Soap Whittling

November 29, 2010
Colonial America Craft – Soap Whittling

Soap Whittling Whittling wood was a past time in colonial times that required nothing but a knife and a stick or piece of wood.  In this version we are using a bar of soap and a plastic knife to make it soap whittling, perfect for children. Materials: Bars of soap Plastic Knives Steps: Using...
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Painting in the Style of George Seurat

November 27, 2010
Painting in the Style of George Seurat

 George Seurat During our study of France, it wouldn’t be complete without looking at the artists that have made an impact on the art world.  One that comes to mind is George Seurat who created pointillism.  He was an impressionist that took a different direction than many others.  He would paint using millions of...
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Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

November 27, 2010
Turkey for Thanksgiving Day

Turkey Masterpiece My niece gave me this cute picture on Thanksgiving!  I thought it was too cute not to share! Easy to do with any child. Trace their hand and let them add the beak, eye and waddle. Save Tweet
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