Brrrrr! We met arctic and Antarctic wildlife today who live in the ice and snow. Using snow (shaving foam) and paint we created a snow storm for a sweet little penguin picture. The art explorers also loved creating snowy homes out of white glitter playdough for polar animals. #art #craft #lesson #Sevenoaks
I love this beautiful colourful owl story which was todays inspiration for our class. I think the owl would have certainly said WOW if it had seen the fantastic art works created! The card scraper art was particularly popular and pretty easy to continue with at home. Just make sure you place some newspaper down under your paper to scrape the colour off onto or your table may be looking rather colourful! #owl #art #craft #Sevenoaks
It was recently my daughters 7th birthday and she requested an arty party, so I got to work with plaster of paris and made some gorgeous fairy houses for a painting session. The children all loved painting and glittering together and it made for a lovely calm party. Here are some of their finished creations. If you think an arty crafty party would be fun for your child do get in touch! #party #art #craft
There were bats, broomsticks, spiders and monsters today at our Halloween class. The art explorers loved watching the hidden and spiders web appear on their paper when they applied the paint and painting with spaghetti broomsticks was a hit! If you would like to make spaghetti broom sticks at home here are the instructions. 1. Tie together a bunch of spaghetti with string - make one tie about 2 thirds of the way up and the other near to the top. Repeat for as many broomsticks
A celebration of Autumn...seasonal colour tape resist art, conker and pine cone action art, and tissue paper decorated pine cones. If you fancy continuing with the Autumn class theme at home how about making an Autumn crown. Here's how... 1. Go on a leaf collection hunt, collecting as many different coloured leaves as you can. 2. Adults cut an A4 piece of card in half horizontally and staple together to have one long piece of card. 3. Provide PVA glue and a spreader - mix in
Today we blasted into space and had fun painting planets with balloons made rockets and planets with wool. If you fancy trying balloon painting at home I recommend providing a small bowl or pot for your child to put their balloon in, between prints. This will prevent it rolling away and makes it less likely to be thrown around! #Space #art #craft
Aghhhh me hearties it was pirate day at Art Explorers today in preparation for international talk like a pirate day on Monday!
For those little pirates who would like to continue their pirate crafts at home here's how to make an old looking treasure map....
1. Tear bits off the side of a piece of white paper to make it rough round the edges, then scrunch the paper into a tight ball ( my two enjoyed this) . When well scrunched flatten out 2. Get a baking tray ( with high s..