I’m loving all of these Indian Corn projects I’ve seen on the art blogs and Pinterest. I decided to try my own and we will be starting them next week. I made a step by step to show my kids! 😊
Kindergarten’s painted paper turkeys. We read the book ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving as well and they loved it. I loved it too since it was a tale of daring animal rescue. 😉 It has several art references in the illustrations and a great quote from Van Gogh: “…what is done in love is done well.”
I love this quote about gratitude and think it is a great reminder for the holiday seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’m really hoping to focus this year on giving and having more experiences rather than material gifts. My child does not need every toy she sees or wants and the same goes for me (shoes and home decor are my weaknesses.) Let’s be grateful for what we have and spend more time and money on living.
Oh and aren’t those pumpkins and cornucopia miniatures beautiful? 🙂
Inspired by Jason Mraz and his thoughts on gratitude…
For the Thanksgiving season, my second graders discussed miniatures and how important detail can be in a work of art. They created miniature cornucopia collages and they turned out so vibrant and cute and I love them. With our crazy schedule in November, I have one Kindergarten class that is finished with one lesson and if I had started the next lesson with them this week, they would get even farther ahead of the other classes. So I decided to do a Thanksgiving Painted Paper Turkey. It’s a one-class deal and they turned out so great! Check out the results along with the colorful and thoughtful board they were hung on. : )
A cool new DIY border I saw on Pinterest! Just take a long strip of bulletin board paper and cut into long 3-4″ wide strips. Accordion fold and scrunch then carefully pull apart and re-scrunch as you’re stapling around the boarder. It looked much better than I thought it would and it was way easy!!
I am SOOOOOO tired of handprint turkeys. So this year I decided to look around and see what I could find out in the great blue yonder of the art cloud. I found my new project on Monkeyin’ Around and it is such a cute site! Thank you to Karen for sharing her very cute idea. The kids have made the bodies and the feathers, now we just have to cut the feathers out and add them to the turkeys. We just made one big turkey for each class and we will give them to their classroom teachers to display during the Thanksgiving holiday!