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Winter Art 21/12/2010

Posted by snoozerider in art, craft, home education, kids craft, trees.
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Well, I’ve had a break from posting on this blog…but it hasn’t really changed what we do, so thought I would share a few of the boys’ latest beauties with you all 🙂

Here are some tea light lanterns they decorated yesterday. I can’t find link to tutorial but basically you mod-podge the jars, add strips of tissue paper and torn sheet music (this is “Winter Wonderland”) plus bits of glitter in our case 🙂 They look beautiful with the little candles in:


The boys have also made some lovely paintings of winter trees:

waif winter treeG winter tree 2010

(and yes, that is some more glitter!)

We have continued with the Sketch Tuesday and are all seeing real improvements in our sketching abilities. The boys have picked their favourites from recent assignments:

Gman likes his “something to cure a cold” sketch:

cold g

And Waif was especially proud of his “something you find in a toolbox”:

tools r

Oh, and we’ve been doing more Van Gogh inspired art. Van Gogh is both boys’ favourite artist at the moment.

Here’s Gman’s vase of flowers:

gman van gogh flowers

And Waif’s:

R van gogh flowers

This will probably be the last post of 2010…see you in 2011. Let’s hope it’s a good one!

Autumn Trees 01/10/2009

Posted by snoozerider in autumn, home education, kids craft, painting, trees.
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The boys have been making these lovely tree paintings:

First of all I painted Waif’s arm with brown paint and he pressed this onto the page to make the tree trunk and branches. At this point Gman declared “yuk! yuk! yuk!” and refused to have his done (he has some sensory issues related to ASD so wasn’t too surprised at this!) Luckily Waif was more than prepared to do more tree trunks – making two trees for his painting. When these had dried, they used fingers to print the different coloured leaves on (Gman was ok with this bit!). Gman painted his grass with a brush and Waif used a piece of cardboard. When they had dried we mounted them on the different coloured card.

Don’t they look fabulous?

The idea originally came from the Kaboose website here. There are loads of great ideas there, it’s well worth a look.

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