Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Smart Summer Challenge: Art Day

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Smart Summer Challenge Recap for the past few days

  1. Sorry...I haven't uploaded pics for an in-depth post.

  2. On July 4th, at the butt crack of dawn (literally...Grace got up at 5:10 a.m.), we made firework crafts. Grace found her trusty Elmer's glue, and Mommy hunted down blue construction paper and glitter. I tried to show Grace how to make fireworks with the glue, but she was dead set on making giant blobs or designs that resembled crabs (in my opinion). Oh, well. It was the first time for glitter use. Ever. Maybe we'll use it outside next time. I'm still finding glitter. And of course, our glitter set came with stencils, so Grace had to make star fireworks, heart fireworks, and flower fireworks. Because who hasn't seen those before?

  3. Yesterday was art class. I signed up Grace for an art class through the Parks and Rec. program. Saying she loves it is an understatement. We walked into the classroom to see contact paper hung on the wall and tables and tables of just stuff for her to design with. I'm going to call it found art. What did Grace gravitate to for her art? Well, let's see...she used a lot of popsicle sticks, crinkled paper that she pulled straight, random letters, a kangaroo, a dinosaur, cotton balls, and lots and lots of pumpkins. She also received some wooden things to create. Her butterfly is now entirely covered in pop bottle tops. The frame is covered in googly eyes and a few random stickers, and the gingerbread man has two eyes, hair, and a giant googly eye in his stomach. She was so proud of her creations. She brought them home in a paper bag to show her daddy.

  4. And of course, we went to the library after to play with all their cool puzzles.

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