Andrea and Maximiliano do not have school on Wednesdays which means they will be home with me. This school year I will to try my best to organize an interesting craft project for our afternoon together - the craziest time of day at our house. My intention is to post a review of each project.
Last week they made life-size portraits:
Here is what I found:
- Laying down and being traced was a new sensation for the boys. Andrea is definitely ticklish.
- Engagement. Working on a large surface seems to engage them for a long time. They worked on their portraits for an hour and a half. This is particularly helpful around 4:30pm.
- Approach. They each approached the project differently. Maximiliano filled his outline with color almost immediately. Andrea worked on decorating the outside of his outline for most of the time.
- Cost. Very reasonable for ninety minutes of fun. All I had to buy was a roll of kraft paper for +/- 4 euros.
- Variation. I would definitely propose this project again and use paint (instead of markers) and collage techniques. Originally I was going to have them cut out their outline but I think it would have taken too long and they would have lost interest. Andrea may be ready to do that in a few months.
One of the few things Andrea filled in right away were his glasses (along with a sun ray's reflection):
And though Maxi doesn't wear glasses, he quickly drew a pair too because he likes most of his big brother's ideas:
Next week I will share the idea sources I have found and been referred to online.Have of any craft projects your kids like? How about links to good project ideas? I'd love to hear about them in the comments.
Bon mercredi libéré.