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And the fun continues in Arts 'n Crafts Camp!

We are in process with several different projects right now.  But never fear!  We will finish everything up by Friday.IMG_0165First we paper mached the small bowl.  After is was dry and trimmed, we glued it to the big bowl.IMG_0150We put several layers of paper mache on the bowls.  We used two sizes of bowls to create a pedestal bowl.  Once the paper mache was dry, it was time to trim the edges and make our last adjustments and "fixes" before painting.IMG_0168Then we glued the bowls together and paper mached the join to hide it.  Now, after it's dry, it's ready to paint.IMG_0154We moved on to painting pots.  These pots, after painting, will be decoupaged with fun images.  They will be perfect colorful additions to any garden!IMG_0161The campers really enjoyed painting.

5th grade painted pot.

This one looks like a gift!IMG_0162Sorry the picture is so blurry, but I had to include it - doesn't this camper look so happy??  And isn't her pot beautiful?!IMG_0164This one contained a LOT of detail.IMG_0156After painting the pots, we started our glue oil pastel drawings.  This is the first step.  The campers drew a picture of anything they wanted on a piece of cardboard.  Then we followed the outline of the drawing with a thick bead of glue.  Once it dries we can use our oil pastel crayons to color and blend our pictures.IMG_0157The picture on the lower right is pretty interesting.  This camper plans to use a combination of the oil pastels along with adding some details in ink.  I can't wait to see how this one turns out.IMG_0171Last, but definitely not least, we worked on these yarn octopi.  I hadn't planned on doing these with the campers, but they saw the ones on the counter from our crochet class in the morning and really wanted to make some - so of course I had to say yes!  They had so much fun with these!

Arts 'n Crafts Camp

We had a fabulous time yesterday during Arts 'n Crafts Camp!!  I guess we always have a great time - I think I have just as much fun as the kids!IMG_0130We started out working on our 3D paper mache projects.

Beginnings of 3D paper mache creations

I was a little worried that some of the campers might not like getting their hands slimy, but that was not a problem.  They all seemed to really enjoy the process of making these.  They had a choice between making a doll or a pedestal bowl.  Now, I thought the boys would choose the bowls while the girls would choose the dolls.  I could not have been more wrong!!  It was the other way around.  Every girl chose to make the pedestal bowl and the boy decided to make the doll.

Melted crayon art

Then we moved onto melted crayon art.  This is such a fun art project.  The campers get to dip crayons into the flame of a candle and then create a picture with dots of color from the melted crayon.  Of course, I am sitting right there with them to make sure everyone stays safe!

Melted crayon artWorking on their melted crayon art projects

The campers had such a great time, several of them made more than one picture.

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More of an impressionist piece of art.

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Today we will continue with our paper mache projects and work on some other fun art!!