First up was a totem pole project from our Deep Space Sparkle membership. I cut some paper grocery bags for the brown paper and made sure the pieces were a bit smaller than our 11 x 18 white background paper. The first task was using oil pastels to create a background. This was relatively quick and easy to do.
We used the following materials:
- 1 toilet paper tube
- 1/2 toilet paper tube
- tissue paper
- 1/2 of a chenille stem
- glue stick
- hole punch
- 2 craft sticks
- beads for feet
- Masking tape to secure sticks together and yarn on sticks
Tubes were covered in tissue paper, hole punched, and then came the pieces of yarn for legs and strings, a chenille stem for a neck, and some nimble fingers to tie.
Makayla, my oldest, also brought out her snake Olympia for the kids to pet and visit with. They were thrilled. Olympia was very well behaved as usual.
We love our art class every other week! Next month we'll be diving into clay projects. I'm excited to see what the kids create.