Monthly Archives: May 2011

WIRE COAT HANGER PUPPY

This is my favorite wire coat hanger project.  I call this little cutie, “Puppy Love.”  These are so easy to make, especially because the patterns are full sized.  They could be printed on colored paper, but I like to use … Continue reading

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MATRYOSHKA DOLL

A matryoshka doll ……is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. Matryoshkas date from 1890, and are said to have been inspired by souvenir dolls from Japan. A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden … Continue reading

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GROCERY BAG DOLL

This is a cute little  doll made from a brown grocery bag, but in the style of the corn husk dolls. Very easy and really a cute, inexpensive project.  I’ve listed this project, “Fake Corn Husk Doll,”  in the Miscellaneous … Continue reading

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WHERE IS IT?

“Reptile Camouflage” is what we call this 4th Grade project.  We start out using white chalk on black construction paper, then oil pastels.  The same method is used on the black background paper.  Then the reptile is cut out and glued to … Continue reading

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WAKE UP CALL

I’ve included a web address to an art gallery with loads of rooster art pictures.  Just click on the address and it’ll take you directly to the page.  I made a Power Point of some of these pictures and put … Continue reading

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KALEIDOSCOPE REFLECTIONS

The kids are going to love this—and so are you. When you look at a light and turn the kaleidoscope you will be amazed at how beautiful this project is. It’s also very easy and a lot of fun. I … Continue reading

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LOADS OF TOADS

Our 1st Grade teacher actually named this project, “Toad”ally Awesome,” for us.  Notice the different shapes, designs and color combinations the kids use.  This project uses a toad picture to color (pattern included), black construction paper, colored markers, scissors and a glue … Continue reading

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AMERICAN INDIAN MOCCASINS

These little moccasins are just too cute.  I made them with felt, instead of leather, following the directions for the “One-piece, Soft-sole, Center-seam Moccasins” on   http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/moccasin/mocinstr.html I used my granddaughter’s foot measurements (size 12) to make the pattern.  I think … Continue reading

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