Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kid Safe-Camp Fire: How To

Nothing says summer like roasting marshmallows over a campfire! So to celebrate the last day of school, I brought the (Kid Safe) camp fire to to the classroom! The kids had fun roasting marshmallows over the fake camp fire and then they enjoyed S'mores and had a watermelon seed spitting contest! Yes, there are still watermelons with seeds in this world! Whodathought?

Check out my easy "How To" for the Kid-Safe Camp Fire, so you can build your own!

What You'll Need:
• (2) Paper Towel Rolls
• (1) Paint Stick
• Download the Flames and Logs Templates
• Craft paper (or a small brown paper bag)
• Scissors or Exacto Knife
• Double-stick Tape or Glue

STEP 1: Cut the Paint Stick in half. (You can toss the other half.)
STEP 2: Download and cut out the Flames template I provided and adhere them to both sides of the paint stick leaving a 2" tip.
STEP 3: Wrap the Paper Towel rolls with the Log template and trim the edges as necessary. Adhere with glue or double-stick tape. Cut a rectangle in the middle of one so that the other PT roll fits snuggly inside. Then cut a small slit in the second PT roll. Crumple up some craft paper and stuff it in each end of the logs.

Put it together and viola! A Kid Safe Camp Fire!


I'm sharing this post with my friends at Sugar and Dots, Polkadots On Parade, and Skip to My Lou!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

House Mixed Media Piece — A Downtown Cottage

Just wrapped this painting up and delivered it to a customer:)
"Downtown Cottage"
11x14 Mixed Media Canvas


Materials used:
• Old book pages for the house 
• Canvas cut into shingles for the roof
• Paper pulp for the shrubs
• Chipboard trim and columns
• Masking tape background
• Molding paste greenery
• Fabric windows
• Acrylic paint


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