i can only explain it by saying i think i felt good from being AT church
and fully experiencing church yesterday morning.
i came home from church and instead of going inside, i stayed outside and watered my plants....
meaning i was in the quiet yard for a few more minutes still holding on to what i had just learned.
not going right inside the house with the kids, noise, life, meal needing to be made, tv, computer, mess, laundry, dishes, dog, and everything else right away.
and i even stayed outside long enough that lauren made lunch! (frozen ravioli)
all that to say.....i had enough energy for making a craft thursday craft on a sunday afternoon!!
my friend angie is an art teacher and i saw this in her school's hallway.
i knew my kids would love it.
we will call it the......all about ME silhouette collage
this is how we made silhouettes at our house....
i taped paper to the wall and had them sit in the little chair.
then shined a flash light at our subject.
taking a pencil, i traced their shadow on the paper.
it was easiest to have it sit on the arm of the couch to keep it from shaking.
we learned that the the closer you got the bigger the shadow....and vice versa.
they really wanted to trace my shadow too.
and they saw how hard it was....to trace a moving subject.
no matter hard you try not to move you still move a little tiny bit.
it was fun!
next step was cutting out our silhouettes.
then gluing them to a piece of colored paper.
i set out a big stack of magazines and let them go crazy.
seriously....they were SO happy!
they were supposed to find things to glue to their "head" that described them or was something they loved.
they worked together picking out things they liked or what they knew their sibling would like.
annie had one melt down crying about the baby she wanted to cut out got ripped and blah blah blah.
but quickly got over it.
(i really dislike crying/whining/fighting during craft time....REALLY dislike)
definitely things he likes....because he does not have a phone, a playstation or an xbox.
he does like the Nate series, loves his kindle and the jayhawks and zoo animals.
i told him that was bruce lee....but i think he thinks jackie chan IS bruce lee.
taylor swift....laptop....camera....ipod....phone....puppy....ipad....money.....slippers....pop tarts...basketball
soccer ball....wendys...hersheys....doughnut....justin bieber...coins....pizza....baby...jayhawks...baby lion.
annie ended up loving this project once her tears had dried.
and i made one too!
pretty self explanatory.
and i did not get a top lip...
i love collage.
i used to make this kind of thing at home by myself with the jcpenney catalogs when i was a kid.
it was a challenge to see how perfectly i could cut out a person in detail.....for real!
thank you ang for the great idea!
the winner for the pleated poppy gift certificate is:
Posted by: Leslie R | May 14, 2011 at 09:21 AM
send me an email leslie!
UPDATE on the family on my porch:
one baby so far.
the second one hatched but it was too dark for pictures yesterday.
how can something that ugly be so cute at the same time?
and it's like 2 inches long.