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Final Day of Art Camp Day 4!

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

We got tons done on our final day of camp!

It started with drawing on the place cards again and today was ‘self portrait’ day. Here is the card before we gave it to the boys, I just drew in the outline. . It makes it much easier to get a head start on the drawings:

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They just personalize them!

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We made sharks out of rocks complete with black duct take fins! I loved seeing all the different teeth variations!

Square teeth:

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rectangle teeth:

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Sharp scary teeth!

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Andrew kissed his shark (note black lips!)

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Then we moved outside to our creative tie dye shirt project. We decided that we would not do complicated twisting and tying – – but rather a single initial would be perfect for active boys and not so much time left!

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Love the shirts!

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I had to grab a random shot of Evan’s crazy hair in the sun! It says summer to me! (Don’t forget to get shots of the simple everyday things you notice about your kids.)

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Tilt the camera…

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Where is the surf board????

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Our final project was painting the pirate Lego faces on canvas. We had cut outs of the certain shapes to make the face. They traced the cutout on the canvas then painted. We washed/rinsed  the canvas with coffee to give it the old world look…

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You can see the pirate Lego  poster we were using for our inspiration in this shot:

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Finally, I had to get a group shot as camp was coming to a close! We had SO much fun and it all went by so fast!

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Tip for getting groups: break them up into groups of three or four – – Moms like it best and you can see everyone easier!

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Thanks for stopping by for a visit and checking out our Art Camp for Boys. The pictures don’t capture all the fun (and noise!) but they do a pretty good job! The camera mom tip here is to TAKE PICTURES of the everyday stuff that your life is made of. Say I Love You with your camera  — It works!!

More precious baby photos coming this week, stayed tuned!

Art Camp Day 3!

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Captain America came to camp today! The boys drew their favorite super hero and a free draw picture and got ready for a fun ‘dirty’ project!

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We made cement stepping stones! So after experimenting with the cement recopies on line we came up with what we think is the perfect mixture:

8 inch square pan, 4 cups quick set cement, 1 1/2 cup water

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Using fluted disposable cake pans we poured the cement and the boys began decorating…

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These gems worked perfect, we found them at the dollar store!

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Then collected shell were added (what a perfect home for the beach treasures you bring home every year from your summer beach vacation.)

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Perhaps the most fun project yet …. getting our hands dirty was fantastic!

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We let them dry over night…

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then painted the handprints to get them to stand out.

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We brought out the hammers for the next project… we were now entering ‘boy heaven’: hammers and dirt!

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We used the ‘nail’ alphabet from a local craft store to hammer the boys names on ‘washer’  bracelets.

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Once they picked out the letters for their names they got started with the hammer.

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My co-worker was the brave soul who held the nail while the boys used the hammer!

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After the letters are done color them in with a black sharpie. Here is the finished project! All the bracelets have the boys first name and WWJD (What Would Jesus Do)!

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Finally, Be sure to take time to photograph the ‘Happy Campers’. Remember the rule to get them to face the window or door light to get the right light on their faces…you will always be glad to make the effort to turn toward the light!

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Day One of Art Camp!

Friday, August 31st, 2012

My boys, especially Andrew, loves art! If he has some time to kill he can generally be found sitting at the kitchen table with his art supplies out and some nice white paper. So they decided to have an Art Camp for boys at our house before school started this summer. I asked an ‘art teacher’ friend of mine to help out … we had 10 boys and her two girls and we had a blast!

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We used a pirate theme for the party and picked out art projects every day that went with that theme. Everything seems to work better when you have a theme!

Each day before we started they filled in the ‘person’ drawing. I simply took white card stock and drew the beginning of an outline for a person (see the black lines below) then they added the face hair and other details. I love these! The theme for their drawing the first day was pirates of course.

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Next we dove into our paper mache cannon ball project. it was a mess but it was fantastic!

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For most, it was their first try at paper mache and the only thing I would do different is put more newspaper on the floor!!

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ready for paint!

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Next we worked on our sunset/pirate ship pictures. A coffee filter, a paper plate, food coloring and black paper….

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We put a little food coloring in a cup of water and gave everyone a straw to drip it on the coffee filter.

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Then we cut out the black art that we had copied.

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A little glue finishes the project!

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Photo tips: It is hard to take good shots indoors with not so great light. The best tip is to keep the flash off. Try looking for the auto no-flash setting on your camera and see how that works. Remember to keep the shutter speed up so the photos aren’t blurry.

Stay tuned for Day Two of Art Camp!

 

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