Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Name Bugs and Scribble Art

We have enjoyed a wonderful summer so far! We've had great times with family and friends, camping trips, dance boot camp , and swimming lessons.

I am so excited for the new school year to begin. We have made some BIG changes with the way we plan on homeschooling (more posting to come on that later). As the kids have watched me go through the motions of preparing for this year I have noticed the excitement around here rising! They've gone from saying that they don't want to start schooling again, to hovering over my shoulder and stealing curriculum ideas to keep themselves busy!

Today we had a house full of friends (I think we had 10 or so). They all gathered around the table and decided to make Cursive Name Bugs.

You take a white piece of paper and fold it the hot dog way. Open it back up and write your name with a dark crayon (pushing hard or going back over it a few times) in cursive along one side. Fold it back over again and rub the paper with the edge of a pencil until it rubs off on the opposite side of the fold. Open it up, trace over the lighter side, and go wild creating your bug!

Buddy's turned out looking like a black widow...
B-Bops turned out as bright big-eyed beautiful creatures...
Then they moved on to Scribble Art. The idea is to scribble on a paper with a pencil and then choose three colors to fill in the spaces. The only rule being that you can't have the same colors touching.

When they were done they decided that their shapes actually looked like something...I guess kind of like finding shapes in clouds.

This is B-Bops...
This one is done by our cute little friend that we've been watching this Summer, Mimi's...
She ended up backing hers with a larger sheet of colored construction paper for a frame and then wrote a message on the back for her 2 year old little sister's birthday gift. It turned out so cute!

2 comments:

Panamenos said...

They are darling. The name bugs idea is something our 5th grade teachers do every year...although not usually turning them into bugs...just into cool designs. Very fun! Thanks for letting Mimi participate. She was very proud of it.

Shawntele said...

Very cute Aly; we made these today for our first day back to 'school'. Since I didn't take any photos I linked to you so my readers would know what I was referring to in today's post. Are you back to your lessons yet?