Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Monday Fun, Tuesday Fun

My Monday Fun history class was on Native Americans yesterday. We made and played a stick game.


Made sand drawings - the easy way. The kids drew Native American symbols on sandpaper with crayons


We finished up with little tipis.


Today at co-op, we made some optical illusion drawings.








Then the kids played games.






Miah and I made some more of the drawings later on in the day too.


21 comments:

  1. At least someone took my rainbow hand idea :)hers turned out great! We had fun today, too.

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  2. going to try that illusion drawing tomorrow, so cool!

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  3. Those optical illusion drawings are INCREDIBLE! I mean, just...WOW!

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  4. Those illusions are way cool :)

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  5. I love the hands! How do you do this? Trace the hand first? Can i get directions? Thanks!
    :)nancylvsart@gmail.com

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  6. Trace the hand in pencil. With a marker, draw a straight line until you get to the hand. Then make a curve from one line to the next, then continue the straight line. Hope that makes since. It's easier to show than to explain.

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  7. That is a cool way to draw 3-D; I think my son will enjoy that. Thanks for explaining.

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  8. Awesome idea. Our youth group girls age 12+ are in charge of an activity for the younger girls age 8-11. Think this would be great fun for them. Thanks!!

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  9. Sarah in the woods (and monyart):
    LOVE the optical illusion hand art, but I don't understand how it's done. I'm sure I'm being dense. Is the paper placed over the hand? The hand isn't on top of the paper and traced the old-fashioned way -- around the fingers onto the paper beneath. I'm stumped, but really want to do this. Any further instruction would be appreciated! Thx

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  10. lay your hand on the paper and trace it in pencil. Using a marker, start drawing a straight line from the edge of the paper until you get to the pencil line. Then, without picking up your marker, draw an arc to the next pencil line. Then continue your marker line along the same straight line you started. Repeat until the paper is filled.
    If that doesn't make sense, I'll do a tutorial.

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  11. I love the optical illusion handprints! Just posted on Craft Gossip!

    http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/?p=5630

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  12. those hands are exquisite! Thank you for sharing!

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  13. I tried your project out this weekend... with not as cute results. It is a fun one, though! I linked up to you as the inspiration at my craftfail post: http://craftfail.com/2012/06/crazy-optical-illusion-hand-drawing-nailed-it/#

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  14. Love this 3-D idea. Pure genius for the kids. I'm going to try it with my group! Thanks!

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  15. What age children can achieve a good result with this? My class is doing a science unit on senses and this would be a great activity to link science and art.

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  16. i can't remember who made which pictures in the photos above. We had ages 4-11. We had to help some more than others, and it didn't necessarily depend on age. I suggest using thick markers and a ruler.

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  17. I tried this today. I didn't use a ruler! A ruler helps! Use a ruler!

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  18. LOVE this idea!! I'm gonna do this with my great niece soon!! Thanks so much for this wonderful fun idea to do with kids!! I found a video on how to do this if someone needs to see how this is done. Here is the link:
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TCKUalhvYI
    -- Roberta

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  19. I tried one at home with my sister, it really worked, rubbing out the guidlines makes it look more realistic

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