Art Class

Last week Nadia and I started “Mommy and Me” art classes at a local kids art studio. We will go for 12 weeks and this semesters’ theme is “Favorite Books Arts and Crafts.” When we first arrive the kids can do a little craft while waiting on everyone to get there. Then the teacher reads the book of the week and then the kids do the craft.

This week’s book was “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. We have read this book MANY times in our house. For the craft Nadia made this:

Art Class 9.21.09

And I want you to know that she really did make the majority of this with only a little help from me. She cut the leaf and then rolled out the body and the head. I glued the pieces on and then made the eyes. Nadia rolled out the legs and antenna and then I glued them on.

If you know the book you know it ends with the caterpillar turning into a beautiful butterfly. Then then kids moved over to paint a butter fly. I painted the body and then Nadia painted the wings on one side and then we folded it in half and let it dry.

Art Class 9.21.09

I am totally looking forward to the rest of the semester!

4th of July Shirts

4th of July Shirts
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My sister came to visit in June and I was ready to try a craft from Family Fun magazine. Tahni is usually up for some adventure like that with me (remember our Gingerbread Village from Christmas?) and so we headed to Michael’s for shirts and supplies. The title of the project was “Pasta Stamp Firework Shirts”. We had to make the stamps out of pasta and cardboard, and buy washable fabric glitter and fabric glue.

Here we are putting the glue on the stamp.

4th of July Shirts

4th of July Shirts

When we finished, the shirts had to sit for 10 days before washing. I mailed Tahni hers when they were ready. And here was are in July when Nadia and I visited Tahni in College Station.

4th of July Shirts