Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Diversion

How about something other than beautiful pictures from Hawaii?!

I'm working on an art quilt project with the fourth graders at my kids' school this month. I did this same project last year. You can read all about it by clicking on "kid quilts" in the label section at the bottom of this post. That will bring up all the posts I've written about this project.

One class chose "candy land" as their theme. Here they are working on placing all the different elements on the background.
I've cropped out all their faces since I don't have permission to post them on my blog, but they are smiling! Other classes chose space, hot air balloon festival and Hollywood as their themes.

It has been so much fun! I just love the hour I've been spending with the kids every morning. The tops should be done this week and I'll begin quilting. You'll see the finished art soon!

6 comments:

Joanne S said...

Love the little candy canes and the house and what looks like candy corn trees or shrubs. What a clever idea--one I will steal!

Azreada said...

What a nifty project, what lucky kids. I am so glad to see art continued in the schools, particularly at this time of financial cutbacks in education. I commend you!!

Kristin L said...

I loved these last year and can't wait to see his year's crop!

momma helen said...

I would love to learn more about how you began working with the kids in the classroom.
I have been anywhere from uninspired to downright angry when I see what the art teacher has the kindergarteners do in their 1/2 hour of Art Class per week.
I'd LOVE to expose them to something more...creative.

simply me said...

Hey, I've been working on classroom projects too! Guess it's that time of year. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

sharon said...

i love, love, love this!!! is the fabric donated ??? how do the children choose a theme ?? do they vote on suggestions from you??? I would like to do this with a school also....any info would be appreciated...