We did not do well with the Unplugged Project this week (theme: Sculpture).
With me being plugged in more than usual and a few ski trips plus homework that had to be done, I am afraid we didn’t get to do anything new for “sculpture.” That’s a shame, since the children were excited about it, and seemed to have some interesting ideas.
I did take a picture of an old project that the kids did one day, all of their own devising.
Are you all familiar with Sculpey Clay? Ever since making Sculpey Clay beads in art class one time, my children are quite enamored of it.
Sculpey Clay is a modeling clay that you mold and then bake in the oven. After being baked, it turns hard and can be drilled, painted…whatever.
This picture depicts some Sculpey Clay cookies made by my son (age 5). On the right, you can see a baby in a cradle, complete with pillow by my 7 year-old daughter.
Unfortunately I baked the baby and cradle too long and they turned from red (cradle) and beige (baby) to jet black! So although I recommend Sculpey Clay to those who have never tried it, be sure not to overcook unless you want everything to turn black!
So what sculptures did you and/or your kids create this week? If you made some sculpture, please put your link in Mr. Linky so that we can find each other.
Next week’s theme: Toothpicks.
Why? I don’t know, but that’s what popped into my head. Sorry!
Heather wisely pointed out that pointy toothpicks and little boys might not be the best combination so she is going to change it a bit for next week. That is totally fine!
Since we all have children of a wide variety of ages, and there are even adults who do the project from time to time, remember you are always welcome to change and adapt a theme. How about popsicle sticks, or twigs, or anything you want!
The point is to have some TV-free fun with your children (or for yourself). If we can do it together and share our projects once a week, that makes it even more enjoyable. So do whatever you want that fits your child’s age and interests, but the one requirement is to have fun (oh, and be sure to stop by next Monday and tell me what you did, OK?).