I AM SEEING RED!!
The theme for this week’s Unplugged Project was simply “Red.”
I thought it might be fun to use up some of those catalogs that fill the mailbox at this time of year, so I suggested a red collage. The kids love cutting, so they were all for it.
I had fun with it too and did my own red collage.
First we put on our current favorite kids’ music tape (Wee Sing Around the World), then I put a pile of catalogs on the table (minus the toy catalogs – I don’t need to be giving them any ideas), some scissors, construction paper, glue sticks and we joyfully began cutting away.
5 year-old son: First Collage
5 year-old son: Robot
7 year-old daughter: First Collage
7 year-old daughter: Grapes
I was going to turn the baby lose with a red crayon or paint, but we never quite got to it this week, so she is absent from the gallery. Oh well.
I am hoping that after this week, vague ideas are still OK with you all. I think that makes it easier to adapt to all ages, toddler through adult, so we’ll try it again. Plus it’s fun to come up with your own idea (at least I thought so!).
Next week’s project:
That’s it. Do something with a box. Paint it. Scribble on it. Decoupage it. Turn it into a dollhouse or toybox or photo storage container. Give it to your kids and turn them loose to see what they do with it. Write a poem about a box if you want! Anything at all, but the main ingredient of your creation must be something to do with a box.
So, “think outside the box” and good luck!
I can’t wait to see more red today, so please put your link in Mr. Linky so I can find you.