Wednesday, June 16, 2010

recent kid art

This first piece of kid art actually came home toward the end of the school year, but it's too cool not to share. Elizabeth's school does such a fantastic job of integrating arts into their curriculum and this is just one example. In learning the parts of the flower, they drew an iris multiple times and each draft had a purpose. Here you can see the 2nd and 3rd drafts. The second draft has the parts of the flower labeled, while practicing the general shapes of the iris, and the third draft was more about clarifying the shapes and shading/coloring the iris. What an amazing and perfect blend of art and science!

This morning Elizabeth decided to make a king's court with her animals. After making clothes for them, she constructed and decorated a cardboard court entrance and used the air conditioning vent to form an archway over the animals. Kingly, indeed!

Elizabeth's self-portrait in window crayon. A very sweet portrait, if a bit creepy with those glowing eyes.

When we didn't hear anything coming out of the little boys room the other evening, we became concerned. (Four kids generally make quite a bit of noise no matter what they're doing.) I check on them to find the lego table had battle lines drawn with quite the castle construction and array of knights.

There were catapults, a place to roll cannonballs under the castle wall, and many fierce warriors.

This evening, Elizabeth and I decided to make window stars for our solstice celebration (since we'll be at the beach and unable to attend our normal celebration).

They look quite sun-like and summery, don't you think?

*for our window stars, we used these two tutorials and purchased kite paper from here

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  1. Thank you for your link, your stars look gorgeous!
    Your children are always enjoying such creative fun together, it is lovely to see. Enjoy your week!

  2. Such creativity here, as always. A treat to stop in at your blog. :)

  3. gorgeous! I've got to try the window stars!

  4. Oh, I love the stars. I'm itching for the days when somebody here will be old enough for something like that.

  5. All fabulous projects! I know what you mean about worrying when the kids are quiet... usually that means you're about to walk in on an impromptu science experiment in our home. Thanks for reminding me to dig up our window stars.

  6. I love all that great kid art! Happy Solstice to you! :)

  7. Those window stars are lovely--the solstice is so soon!

  8. SO much creativity as always! I wish Emily's school was more art oriented...she would be in heaven. I just love those stars!!


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