We read the Mixed up Chameleon by Eric Carle (lots of giggles for that one!) I led the kids in a step by step drawing...they did such a good job! Then they painted their chameleons with watercolor. I got pictures from the Friday class, but didn't have time to take pics from the Monday class, so parents if you see your child's missing, that's why! Each child did a beautiful job. These need to be framed :)
I saw the step by step drawing lesson online and now I can't find it :(
Then we mod podged tissue paper onto little jars. These look so pretty when the candle is lit.
weaving! warp! weft! loom!
Pumpkin putty! Just salt dough with added orange food color and pumpkin pie spices.
(salt dough: 1 cup flour, half cup salt, half cup water...mix and knead into a play dough)
Pumpkin pie! Each little artist painted a paper plate orange and brown and added spices on top (these pies smelled good) They cut the pie and glued it to a plate...plate to a paper place mat, and added plastic utensils and napkins. The "whip cream" was a shaving cream/glue mixture.
The Advent brown paper bags were a last minute inspiration...assembled on November 30th Eve. I found some scripture links somewhere on the web that were already typed out, I just had to print and cut into strips. Each bag has a verse to read about JESUS. Each bag has little candies, and also a fun question to read....(What is your favorite Christmas memory? Do you like white lights or colors?....etc.)
Can't decide which is our favorite; the bags, the multicolored snowflakes, or our Christmas books stacked on the stairs, ready for a read :)
OK, so this class (a Friday and a Monday class) was a fun one, BUT, I tried to get us to do wayyyy too many projects- haha! We were a little rushed...but we had a good time and the kids were creative and did a great job!