Sunday, April 15, 2012

Craft Projects: In School & Out

We do a lot of crafts in our home: during school and after school. Many of them coincide with Amber's history curriculum (shields, masks, pyramids, lighthouses, paper dolls). I try to take pictures of them all, but sometimes there's too many to keep up with.) We also make a lot of things with what we find in nature, on our walks. Here's the highlights of what we've been doing this school year...

Shields made out of cardboard, scrapbook paper, jewels and silver rope.

Back side of the shield.

Hieroglyphics on play dough.

Mask of Pharaoh.

Another mask.

Play Dough: 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup salt, 3/4 cup water. No heating on stove! Mix all in a bowl and add more water or flour to get the right consistency. We separated them and added a few drops of essential oil to make different scents.

You can use as standard play dough (although it doesn't last more than a few weeks.) We rolled out the dough and made Valentine ornaments for the neighbors. (Cook the shapes in a 225 degree oven for about an hour.)

Leaf art: Autumn's mouse!

Amber's cat!

The aprons the girls made in sewing class (with their art teacher, not me!).

Nature Houses: We made these with only items we found on our nature walks. This is Amber's house.

Autumn's house!

Life-size cutouts using butcher paper.
We used bows for the hair and stickers, etc.

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