Monthly Archives: March 2011

PAINTING WITH SCISSORS

We use the Henri Matisse collage, “The Horse, the Rider and the Clown,” as our inspiration for this project.  On the website, http://www.henri-matisse.net/cut_outs.html find information about how Matisse found his way to, as he called it, “painting with scissors.”  You’ll … Continue reading

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PERUVIAN ARPILLERAS

Arpilleras  are  intricately  detailed  hand  sewn  textile pictures.   Each  piece  illustrates  some  aspect  of  daily  life for the women  of  the  Andes.   The  arpillera,   in  an  array of  colors ,  tells  the  story  of  the  country  markets  where locals  come  … Continue reading

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PONY BEAD NECKLACE

Some years ago I saw a version of this on Kaboose and thought these pony bead fish would make an appropriate project for Lent.  The 1st graders made necklaces from the pony bead fish.  In the early days of Christianity, Christians were … Continue reading

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CROSSES OF GOLGOTHA

Our project reminds us of the three crosses standing in a place called Golgotha.   And of the extreme suffering Jesus endured to give us a chance to one day be with Him in Heaven.  Our project called, “A Place Called … Continue reading

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CRITTERS FROM EASTER EGGS

Do you ever wonder what you can do with the plastic Easter eggs that seem to multiply each year?  Our little Easter egg critters are one good use for them.  These little critters would make a nice addition to an … Continue reading

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STAND ALONE BUTTERFLY

Do you need something to get you into the Spring mood?  These stand alone butterflies will make you “think Spring.”  Any class could make these,  if they’re precise with the scissors.  The antennae and legs might be a bit difficult … Continue reading

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POM-POM BIRDS

These little pastel birds make a cute, “something extra,” to tuck in with a baby or Easter gift.  The pom-pom loom is made from cardboard.  Yarn is wrapped around the loom, the loops cut, and a pom-pom made.  Complete making the … Continue reading

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TIFFANY STYLE LENTEN ART

These beautiful Lenten pictures are made using tinfoil and permanent markers.  This is quite an outstanding project which  I think has a Tiffany style look.  I have listed this, “Lenten Tiffany-Style Art,” in the 6th Grade Projects Gallery  in the sidebar, … Continue reading

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