I’ve already confessed I’m not really into art projects with the girls, but I also know art is a necessary part of their education, so I’m really trying hard to be better at this! Our week is packed full and I try to keep Fridays lighter, which now is including our art projects. No matter what day the project is scheduled in our Heart of Dakota Guide, we all do them together on Friday.
There are a few reasons for this. First of all it’s one big mess, but it happens all at once and it just takes one good clean-up. Secondly the projects are very much skill-level friendly and although I know my younger daughter would enjoy some of the things my oldest is doing, they won’t really get a lot out of it. If we do it all together they are each working on their own unique project. Last, I think it’s good for them to see different skills and for them to have an opportunity to discuss what they are doing differently.
So her we are…many weeks now into homeschooling…and I’m finally getting to the art projects. Tell me what you think!
Grace loved loved loved counting the stars in the Bible picture about Abraham’s decedents! The art project for the week was making a starry sky and Abraham’s tent. We had to modify…I didn’t have the supplies I needed (note to self: CHECK YOUR SUPPLIES!!!!) so she used a white crayon to make starry circles and then painted over them with blue. She liked it. We made Abraham’s tent with a folded index card which she drew stripes on and we taped it to the starry sky. She did get a little distracted by her sisters’ projects and was slightly perturbed that she wasn’t allowed to participate in what they were doing, but she was incredibly proud of her art project and couldn’t wait to show it off to Daddy when he got home from the office!
Rose is the real art love of the my three girls and just enjoys any way she can be creative. She very much enjoyed making sand art this week. We first colored the sand (actually salt) with colored chalk instead of food coloring as recommended (Thanks Pinterest!). Rose then made her design on a paper plate, then traced it with watered down glue. She did a section with glue, we put the colored salt on, shook off the extra, then she did another section with a different color. Such beautiful creativity!