Friday, August 8, 2014

Foil Butterfly's

Garden Foil Butterfly's

Fun Project for all ages.!

You will need: Black shoe polish or oil pastels.
                        acrylic paint
                        Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
                        Exact-o knife
                        sequins or some kind of do-dads to decorate with . optional 

I started with a 9 x12 board. You can use stretch canvas board or any kind of 9x12 flat surface. Make a template for multiple butterfly projects. Draw or print a large butterfly on a piece of paper. Cut it out, and trace it on the canvas board. Next, trace your butterfly with hot glue. 
(I had a art work-shop for small kids, I prepped this part in advance.)

Now using Glue or Mod Podge, paint the surface of the butterfly only. Then place a piece of foil over the butterfly. Starting from the center, press foil onto the butterfly so the foil now has a embossed effect. Now your ready to trim your foil from around the butterfly.
 Using oil pastel or shoe polish, gently rub the surface of the foil. This allows the acrylic to adhere better to the foil.

Your ready to paint!

When your done painting, I used a sanding block to lightly rub the raised foil areas of the butterfly. Basically rubbing off some of the paint from the raised areas so the foil shows.
Take a wad of foil and make the body of the butterfly. see samples.

Decorate with your choice of embellishments!

Kids still learning to control the flow of glue? No worries it will dry clear :)

love this one!

Beautiful ! well done Vika

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Ceramic Owls. Kinder-kiddo's

I used a paper plate to cut round ceramic slabs for my kinder kiddos.

 The kids then scored and folded sides to form the owl wings. 
I had then use plastic forks for scoring.

 Then fold the top to make the head. Pinch and or shape the ears.

 Using a Popsicle stick, I had the kids press the end into the center of the owl to make feather impressions. Then they used a pencil (both ends) to draw any designs on the wings and face.

 I helped them pressed the end of a a dowel  into the clay for the eyes.
After the owls were dry and fired. The kids then painted their owls.

 They glued buttons for the eyes.

 The Kids loved this project! I haven't met a child who doesn't like to work with clay.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Pre-K and Kindergarten kids.

Koalas painted in tempera paint

The same template ... so many variations. love it!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014



by 4, 5 and 6 year old's

I started out with a home made stencil. For the 4 and 5 years of age , I drew a out line of the Koala. For the leg, arm and a few other details I  drew a broken line.  All the kids traced the whole koala. Making the broken lines complete. They added the face, fingers, fur, leaves..ext.  The 4 images below are my teacher samples.
Before we started, I handed out a work sheet of shapes that are in the koala drawing. You can do this with any drawing for young kids. Now that they have warmed up their hand and fingers... we're ready to draw!!!

Here are some of the kids drawings.

Next week we will paint our picture!! Great job kids!!