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Re: [teacherartexchange] summer school ideas


From: Betty B (bettycarol_40_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Jun 14 2007 - 18:09:43 PDT

My most successful art camp project (still going) this
year was also the most successful school project of
the year --- electrical wire armatures bent into
whatever creature they want (art camp is 2nd graders,
so they wrote or drew what they wanted and I did the
wire part for them), then newspaper and masking tape
on top and the case of this
summer....plaster gauze on top...then paint, then
orange juice can lids for shields, etc... if

This came about via a short demo on proportions of the
human/animal. It is AMAZING to me how they LOVED
this...the boys started playing with them like action
figures as SOOn as they were recognizable, so I just
went with it.

--- "bkramer(POP)" <> wrote:

> Yes. That IS a good book. For CRAFTS this year I
> taught my 7/8th graders how
> to finger-weave, then make knitting needles out of
> dowels (sharpening in the
> pencil sharpener) and magic model clay beads at the
> ends, weave a small
> square of reg. yarn for practice, and finally we
> made cell phone covers out
> of eyelash yarn. My best, most enthusiastic
> knitters?....the 7/8th grade
> boys. Great presents to give.
> We also made "bead trees" in CRAFTS...block of wood,
> drill 6/7 small holes,
> make diff. kinds of beads out of model magic clay,
> put them on wire coiled
> diff. ways, a spiral at the end of each wire, glue
> them into the holes and
> the spiral ends make perfect holders for photos,
> name cards, etc.
> Small string art using tagboard and embroidery
> thread make super pins to
> wear. Have fun this summer.....Bunki
> *********************
> on 6/13/07 1:21 PM, Hillmer, Jan at
> wrote:
> > This book has some really cute projects and
> includes making the knitting
> > needles that the kids will use for the projects.
> >
> .
> > Jan in Tampa
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Betty C Bowen
printmaker, painter
art educator
Cushing Oklahoma

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