Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tall Tales and Art Summer 2015 (Day 6)

Last day of class today!

The book for today was The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. 

Activity 1 was an abstract activity using crayon shavings and glue. The children used crayon sharpeners to get crayon shavings in their chosen colors. Some stuck with very specific colors and others went for it and used them all! They placed the crayon shavings into ziplock bags and then added glue to the bag. After zipping the bag closed, they mixed the glue and shavings together. This helped the color from the crayons bleed into the glue.

A corner of the bag was snipped and the glue was piped onto a piece of paper (like an icing bag). Most created a very abstract piece of art, others wrote their names.

Activity 2 was a crayon monogram. Each child received a small canvas (8x10) and all of the crayons that they needed. 2 class packs of crayons were purchased, but we only used 1. The crayons were glued onto the canvas to form their initial.

Activity 3- Melted crayon art. For this one, I purchased small black canvases (8x10) and the students used construction paper crayons. We had the children glue pieces of crayons onto the canvases with tacky glue. Once they had placed the crayons where they wanted them, the parents helped them use a blow dryer to melt the crayons. We glued the crayons first so no little fingers would get burned. We did have an issue with blowing fuses in the museum. I guess the electrical system did not appreciate the fact that we had 10 blow dryers going all at once.

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