Monday, February 13, 2012

jewelry wire sculpture

materials needed:  jewelry wire, wooden block (for base), fabric, ribbons (and any other embellishments)

Today we made a wire girl with curly hair :)
The jewelry wire is very easy to bend and manipulate!
Ella loves her wire friend!

Before beginning the project, an adult needs to drill a small hole in the wooden base and insert a large jewelry wire.  Glue it in so it remains in place.  We used plastic coated jewelry wire so it really wasn't sharp on the ends but this project is really for older preschoolers and grade schoolers.

'Hearts on Me' Book

Ella loves making her own predictable readers!

Thursday, February 9, 2012


This morning, while cutting out hearts for a language arts project, we discovered that we were left with something that resembled butterfly wings!  So - of course we got to work creating a butterfly :)
First, Ella used our new crayon stones and rubbed color all over a sheet of white drawing paper.  She then used the same paint colors (purple, red, pink, and orange) to paint a craft stick and a wooden heart for the butterfly body and head.  We placed the white paper under the heart cut-outs, glued on the craft stick and heart and added google eyes.  I love it when we just happen upon an art project . . .

Monday, February 6, 2012

photo collage on wooden initial

Mod-Podge is quickly becoming my favorite art supply.  We used it here with photos of Ella and pink paint on a wooden letter E that I bought at Hobby Lobby for $1.99.  It looks really cool - this photo doesn't do it justice.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valentine Treasure Box

Ella painted some seashells with watercolor paint and we used Tacky Glue to adhere them to a paper box that I found at Michael's.  She was so excited to fill the box with all of her little nature finds:  seed pods, acorns, pretty leaves . . .