Monster-making workshop!

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Halloween is getting closer so it was a time for the monster-making workshop! It was a lot of fun! We created so many monsters that I cannot even list them all here… we use purple watercolors and straws to create purple people eaters, eyes, noses and mouths from magazines to create collages of you spooky monsters, we made monster puppets and cookies.

We also played some games. We carried big, fat spiders on the spoons, we threw flies into the (masking tape) spider web and we used balloons and static electricity to make our tissue-paper ghosts fly! We danced and snacked, listened to a story… and all of that in hour and a half. I would just like to know if the kids were as tired as me! Probably not!

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Alexander Calder’s Nose Monsters

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Alexander Calder invented more than mobiles – he invented nose monsters! 

We made those with the Little Artists as well and they loved them! We Just took a paper rectangle (with a little hole in the middle) and drew eyes and mouth. There was no need to draw the nose because that was going to be their real one! I even brought a mirror for them to see how spooky or funny they looked.

Now we are ready for Halloween!

Easter Eggs-travaganza, day 11: Happy Easter!

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I apologize for posting too early but we are off for a 2-week vacation in the morning. So, happy Easter! The last project that I wanted to share today was an Egg-monster. We made this one as a snack and it was as tasty as it was scary 🙂 Just boil an egg, make a hole in the shell, take a little piece out and put a googly eye inside. Then kids can decorate their monster with markers… and peel it and eat it. Yummy!

And if you still need more ideas and inspiration, check out the Pinterest board or our Instagram.