Sunday, June 30, 2013

Simple Origami Butterflies Revisited

I had out my hard bound book copies of my blog recently and my daughter and I were reminiscing about all the projects we have done and how much they were enjoyed. It sure made my heart feel good!
If you are a Blogger and want a great way to preserve your blog without any fuss go to Blog2print  and you will not be disappointed. Here is C enjoying the blog books.....there is something to be said about turning the pages and holding a book as compared to a website.  I am so glad I have preserved these memories in physical form.

My daughter was so enamored with all the pages and pages of projects from my blog, but she finally stopped at our Origami Butterflies that we did back in 2011 and she was hooked once again.

Here is just a sampling of the butterflies she made. If you want to check out how to create these Origami Butterflies, the post is here. The post has a great step by step tutorial.
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We made an Origami Butterfly Garland too.  C even made more butterflies the next day.
I have a feeling we'll be recreating more and more projects from past posts!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Puffy Paint Plastic Lid Sun Catcher

We've made about a zillion sun catchers and this just adds to our list.  I think this will be a favorite among them all. These were made purely by chance and those always seem to be the best projects.  My daughter C had an art kit with puffy paint and there was quite a bit left so we decided to use our always abundant supply of plastic lids to create these wonderful sun catchers.
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Clear Plastic Lids
  Puffy Paint
String for hanging

You can purchase dimensional puffy paint at  or any craft store and is usually labeled as "fabric paint".  We gathered our clear plastic lids on white paper so we could see the paint better on our dark colored table.  Then after this, simply design what you would like on your plastic lids. We chose radial designs or circular designs which go very well with the lid shape.  Next, let the paint dry overnight,  punch holes for string, attach string,  and hang on your window.  Enjoy the Sun and beautiful Art....


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taking a Break...

Gosh....I don't do many posts like this, but felt I needed to write this.  I feel terrible that I haven't posted in a while on TCMT.  I needed a break after my first year teaching High School Art. (I just finished a week or so ago)  It was A HUGE adjustment from being a stay at home Mom doing projects with my daughter.  I feel like I want to just do nothing, but this blog has been a HUGE part of my life and there is no way I can ignore it.  I hope to begin doing some posts soon...

Here is just a sampling of some projects my High School Students worked on this year:

Paper Mache Bowls

Landscape Paintings

Plaster Masks

3-D Graffiti

Zentangle Tube Sculptures

Rolled Newspaper Group Sculpture

And many more to share...