Jun 28, 2013
A book club for young readers, each month we feature a different book or series of books, read a selection from one or two books, do some related activities and enjoy a snack.
This month we read:
Fly Guy books by Tedd Arnold.
Hi! Fly Guy / Arnold, Tedd
(read about our activities after the jump)
Jun 27, 2013
What we made: Fairy Gardens (also known as Toad Abodes or Gnome Houses)
-base containers (I used mostly old cake and pie tins that I picked up at a local thrift shop. Plastic storage containers, large plastic take-out containers and sturdy shoe boxes might also work.)
-paint & brushes
-string and fishing line
-hot glue gun
-plants (a variety, some purchased, others donated by friends with overflowing flowerbeds. Petite plants work best, mosses and small succulents are perfectly suited for this project.)
-stuff from nature: shells, stones, twigs, sticks, pinecones, etc.
(more supplies listed after the jump!)
Jun 13, 2013
Next week we dive headfirst into summer mayhem, but I thought I'd share a sneak peek into my upcoming "Wormapalooza" party by showing you this cute "stick puppet" worm I've designed. It's very simple to make and use.
Jun 4, 2013
Sometimes Craft Lab is about using everyday art supplies that we don't have a chance to use every day.
Today's project: Painting (on stretched canvas)
paint (we used gouache, but acrylics might have been better?)