Another summer camp project, flip flop fun. The kids made and decorated
their flip flops any way they wanted. Then glued them on a beach back
drop made on canvas. We used real sand for the beach and shaving cream
mixed with white acrylic paint for the waves. I posted the template for the flip flops. The kids had a ball. And the flip flops almost fit their feet!
First step, Paint the top portion of a 11x14 canvas board blue. The bottom brown. I prefer where the ocean meets the sand on and angel. Makes the composition more interesting.
Set project aside to dry... meanwhile, have the kids use markers to decorate their dlop flops.
(I used a template to print out flip flops on white card stock. see bottom of post for template.)
I used bright colored pipe cleaners for the flip flop bands. I brought in different kids of beads for the kids to
thread the pipe cleaners.
As the kids finished their flip flops, I called them over to a station were we painted the dry brown beach surface with glue and sprinkled real sand!
Almost as fun as glitter. But easier to clean up.
No beach is complete with out shaving cream waves.
Mix a little white acrylic with some shaving cream on a paper plate and let the kids mix it.
For a few of my younger artist, I drew a few wave lines for them trace.
It went by to fast....I'm not done playing! Hope all of you had a good summer.
Back to work. I have to start prepping for my fall art classes. 3 classes a week, 30 kids a week is a lot. All between the ages of 4 and 6.
Most of which don't have motor skills for scissors yet. Starting now, I will be spending most my evenings "prepping" art projects for the up coming season. I need some new ideas, think I'll visit pinterest!
I have not been very good keeping up with my blog.
A lot of life events have kept me preoccupied.
Including a move. Wow, did I collect a lot of Art "stuff ". Felt good to purge. Everything is in its new home. And so organized. Hmm... I wonder how long that will last.
For the time being my home based 2015 Summer Camps are on hold. I'm still in the area!
I hope to be set up and back in the swing of things next season.
Mean while I am teaching Summer art camps at the Lakeside Montessori School. Bye for now.