Miss Ashlyn and I introduced dream catchers to our students. I was surprised that most of the kids were unfamiliar with them, so we took it back to the origin of dreamcatchers and how they were designed to function. Then, we talked about how dreamcatchers are used today by modern society, as well as Native American tribes. Dreamcatchers are believed to be able to ward off evil, bad spirits, and ill thoughts in our sleep. I always like to have a dreamcatcher in my room, and now each student from our summer classes has there very own dreamcatcher.
To make this project, we used a hole puncher on paper plates, yarn, and coloring materials. Each dreamcatcher was one of a kind. They chose their yarn, how to decorate it, and how to pattern the web. Everyone enjoyed this, from the youngest to the oldest student in camp!
At Fishtown Recreation Center, the children were finding many caterpillars outside around the jungle-gym, so they were very excited to paint caterpillars, and share all of their knowledge during the … Continue reading Hungry Caterpillars and Blossoming Flowers!
At Samuel Playground, the group Miss Ashlyn and I see are only boys, because the girls have a Girl Scout program. With that being said, a few of the … Continue reading It takes a village of people to build a village!
After a few projects with color on paper, and paint on paper, Miss Ashlyn and I introduced a new material. Using tinfoil, permanent marker, stickers, construction paper, and glitter glue, … Continue reading Stained Glass Windows
Miss Ashlyn and I started with a short exercise to engage the older group (7 to 12 yrs old)! We asked them to open up the palm of their hands, … Continue reading Color theory with paper mâché and collage!
We all have a dream house, but do you remember what your dream house was as a child? I do. I wanted a pool to keep my pet dolphins in, … Continue reading What would your dream house look like?
We definitely argue YES! Chalk Art is really art. But you don’t have to take my word, take a look at this student work! =====>>>>>> Chalk has a longer history than … Continue reading Is CHALK ART -really- ART?
My name is Rebecca and I am one of the teachers this summer for Art Sphere, Inc.! At Fishtown Recreation Center and Samuel Playground, the children participated in – many … Continue reading Otter-puppets & Duck Habitats
This week at Fishtown Recreation Center, we created our own versions of stained-glass windows. For inspiration, I shared some photos of real stained-glass windows as well as other students work … Continue reading Art Projects for All Ages!
The children took home their decorated jellyfish, which were made with very simple household items. All that is needed: a paper plate, glue, and a brown paper-bag. That is all! … Continue reading Jellyfish Puppets