Sunday, May 25, 2014

Printable Dress Up to Color, Cut, and Glue

Step 1 - Color

Who doesn't like to play dress up? After teaching a fashion project to my 1st graders and seeing the annual Moore College of Art & Design Fashion Show I got inspired to make this printable dress up to share! 


Now you and your Littles can become fashion designers as you dress up printed photos of loved ones or people in magazines. Download below, print, color, cut, and let the fun begin!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! 

A Mother's Day card I made circa 1995

My brothers and I will be spending the day helping my mom get her vegetable and flower garden ready. (My mom prefers manual labor to gifts.) What are some of your Mother's Day traditions?


Sunday, May 4, 2014

How to Use Up Scraps at the End of the Year

What do you do with all those colorful paper scraps at the end of the school year? In Pre-K art we read Color Zoo by Lois Elhert and make scrap animal collages. 
Creating real and invented animals with
scrap paper and stamped details
 is imaginative and fun!


Materials

Assortment of colorful scrap paper
Glue
Scissors
Tempera
Corks (Optional)

Motivate

Read Color Zoo by Lois Elhert
Discuss what most animals have in common
     heads, bodies, arms, legs, tails
Discuss what makes animals unique
    sharp teeth, fur, scales, size