Kids Craft & Giveaway Winner

Doing art with mini humans is one of my most favorite things. For 4 hours a day I work at an elementary school with 5th graders but on Fridays I get to work with K-5. Each week on Fridays the kids do an art project, I came in not knowing what I was going to do and as I was going through boxes of supplies I found googly eyes..

  ((seeing these always makes me really excited))

 ((seeing these always makes me really excited))

I knew exactly what I wanted to make... monsters!! Monsters have lots of eyes and kids like glueing, seriously. Give them glue and they'll be busy for hours. 

image.jpg

I gathered my supplies: 

•Paper  

•Gluesticks

 •Crayons

•Scissors

I told my students to gather around my table as I took a colored piece of paper & I tore one shape out of it. I noticed I had room for one more shape so I cut the other shape out. These are organic shapes, meaning they're not real such as a square or triangle, they are very free and imperfect and that's exactly what you want... Think monstery thoughts while you tear or cut.  

image.jpg

Next, I told them to glue their shape or shapes down and to pick some eyes.

image.jpg

They asked how many and I said "as many out of the bag as you need." There's not a lot of rules here, I wing most art projects for kids, But this was a hit!! Once they glue their shape down they can start glueing their eyes on and decorating their monsters.

image.jpg

This is the fun part-- my instruction here were to take my doodle cheat sheet (pictured below) and make marks on your monster and create a background.

image.jpg
image.jpg

The background can be a child's bedroom like in monster's University or outside or under a bed... The sky is the limit!

image.jpg

My mini humans Loved this project!! We hung ours up in the cafeteria and they were so proud, days like that make me happy to share what I know about art.

image.jpg

Kids love to get creative- here are some of the ones my mini people came up with..

image.jpg
image.jpg
  ((Elijah-2nd grade))

 ((Elijah-2nd grade))

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
  ((Mia-1st grade))

 ((Mia-1st grade))

  ((dani-First grade))

 ((dani-First grade))

image.jpg
image.jpg

 Like I said, they were proud and we had fun! 

Now, the WINNER OF YESTERDAY'S GIVEAWAY IS... 

image.jpg

a whole lot of y'all shared it and I saw it but in order to have your name entered in the "hat" you had to comment below yesterday's thread... So--the chances of winning were 1 in 4. Yay for you Beri! I love ya girl and I'll be getting you your stuff soon.

Happy Saturday and happy Monster making:) if you decide to do this project with your mini person make sure to take pictures and share them with me!!!

-Valerie

Posted on May 3, 2014 .