Thursday, October 18, 2012

It's a Spider Invasion!

These are spider pops!  My friend and neighbor, Trina and I have taken on 2 of the second grade classes (the ones our kids are in) and are doing arts and crafts classes.  Unfortunately, when cuts were made in the county schools, the art teachers all went.  So some of us volunteer our time and $$ to spend time once a month with the kids.  It is a grass roots art program and we are encouraged to find themes and lecture the kids about fine art.  Boring!!!  These kids get enough sitting and listening.  So I have applied my own idea to the program and give them things to be creative with.  Since it is Halloween, this was our treat to the kids.
 With a glue gun in hand, Trina and I made 42 of these cute, fuzzy spiders to hand out at the end of the art project as a little Halloween treat from us.  The kids loved them.
This was the art project we chose.  They were kits from Oriental Trading Co.  Now, you would think that this would be a project that 7 and 8 year old's could manage.  Well, generally speaking they did, but Elmer's Glue just sucks.  It is so slow to dry that it made it tough for the kids to get through the project with out everything falling apart.  We all endured and made it through.  Regardless of the project, we love being with the kids and seeing them get excited when we come each time.  It is worth the time, money and sticky fingers that we endure.  Thank goodness October class is done.  I have to finish prepping for Sandy's visit. Ta-ta!!!

5 comments:

vivian said...

Great projects.. but sooo sad that they cut their art programs. Im glad that people are stepping up and volunteering to fill in the blanks though. Its pretty sad how broke our schools are!
but in any case.. I LOVE the spider pops! really cute!
soon sandy will be there! IM JEALOUS!!
happy weekend!
xoxo

Sandy Camarda said...

I like the spiders pops :) Congratulations to your Brother on his marriage btw! I seemed to have missed that post. See you soon!

Sandy xox

Lee said...

Love it- and you are so right- art is about DOING, not LISTENING!!

Grace said...

it is so sad they cut art but am sure you and your friend are much more fun and the kids look forward to it. Love the spiders...too cute. I never liked Elmers Glue. But then again I use so much glue that it never dries. lol Have a wonderful time with Sandy! Grace xoox

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