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 Post subject: Art projects with kids
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:22 am 
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Hi, after 13 weeks of long Spanish holidays I am now cleaning up our summer projects.
I thought it could be a good idea to share our ideas as my son loves making things so any recommendations would be great.
The best thing we did this summer was colouring salt and putting in jars.
All you need is chalk and salt. Pour the salt in a bag, container or on a table. Take some chalk and rub it in. It is amazing, you can mix colours etc. you can use sand also.
Here is a good link I found
http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/artic ... -salt-jars
Great for gifts.
Looking forward to hearing some craft ideas!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Art projects with kids
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:38 am 
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Oh that's a neat idea!
I don't have kids but I remember when I was young my mum made up some salt dough and I had fun making things from that, then painting it.
http://rainydaymum.co.uk/the-quickest-ever-salt-dough-recipe Just what a quick search brought up for a recipe.

I remember my mum buying some glass paint, and then going round charity shops finding glass items (vases, ornaments, bottles etc.) and then we would paint onto them. It was that much more exciting because it was glass!

Another thing I remember is making a 'fish tank'. Getting a cardboard box, turning it on its side and cutting off the flaps so its an open box, and then decorating the inside to look like a fish tank. Then you'd make some fish (3D or just paper fish) which you would attach to some fishing wire or string, and stick that to the roof of it so it looks like they're floating around, I can imagine you could also do a similar thing but with birds, or butterflies or something.

Also not quite arty but fun nonetheless- Getting some Plaster of Paris (mod roc) and then making fake casts, so it looks like you've got a broken arm for the day. My Mum did that for me, then I got her to write on the cast too.


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 Post subject: Re: Art projects with kids
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:06 am 
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Playdough is the favorite here lately, but painting with cars (so that it makes "tracks" on the paper) = a close second.


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 Post subject: Re: Art projects with kids
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:32 am 
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Painting with cars, i love it!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Art projects with kids
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:16 pm 
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I don't have kids of my own, but I do teach art in elementary after school programs. Today, we're doing this!

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