Project 1: Toothpaste Batik Landscape
Includes fabric, 14 inch embroidery hoop, my special toothpaste batik solution, acrylic paints, paintbrush
This project is SO cool! Kids will stretch the muslin across the large hoop, design a landscape, paint over the lines with the toothpaste mixture (smells so good) to mask the lines, and then paint with acrylics. Later, they will run the fabric under water to reveal a beautiful textile creation! It's a CRAZY fun process with a gorgeous result!
Project 2: Garden Gnome Home
Includes a small log & branch, paper clay, jar, tea light candle (battery operated,) wire & sticks, acrylic paints, and sealer
Kids may have played with clay before, but I bet paper clay will be new to them! We will use it to turn a jar into a home for a gnome, complete with a twinkling light shining from within! We'll make a gnome and a stick ladder and paint lots of details. I'm sure your kids will want to add little fairy garden details that they create throughout the summer.
Project 3: Copper Embossed Whimsical Birds
Includes copper embossing foil, foam sheet, wire & beads, popsicle stick, and a branch for hanging
Copper embossing is a huge hit with my students! We'll make these whimsical birds and explore different textures and patterns. We'll finish it off with some additional embellishments and a branch hanger.
Project 4: Painted Rock Tic Tac Toe
Includes 8 rocks, acrylic paints, sealer, and a wood cookie for the game board
This wonderful project will provide lots of summer porch fun! We'll paint 2 rock designs and a tic tac toe board on a trendy "wood cookie." Who doesn't love endless games of tic tac toe (said no parent ever!) Hahahaha!
Project 5: Wooden "Cuckoo" Clock
Includes wooden clock and cut outs to paint, acrylic paints, battery-operated clock mechanism, yarn, pinecones
The history behind German Black Forest cuckoo clocks is fascinating. My grandpa had one that was both intriguing and creepy! We'll learn about them, watch a "how it's made" video, and create our own version. Each student will have a wooden clock cut out on our laser printer for painting. Then we'll add a real clock mechanism, a mock pendulum, and traditional pinecone "weights." Can't wait for this project!