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Mr Men School: Five Modelling Ideas

Our art is always based on process not product.  That said, the children enjoy making something that is recognisable to the picture they began with in their heads.  Here are a few of our more enjoyable projects trying to replicate some Mr Men and  Little Miss characters: 1.  Junk Modelling Junk modelling is a cheap,…

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Young People at Play

Each morning the little ones have a one hour themed session.  In science they made their own yellow ball from Borax and glue; in art they made some sand pictures; in their explorers class they discovered the joys of a beachy sensory box; during their time as inventors they made a beach in a bottle and…

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Young Artists at Play: Experimenting with Home-made Paint

When I called my young artists to the table for their art time, they were just a little bit excited: And so they should have been!  We had made some home-made paints during our science time the day before and we coloured some foam with food colourings to give us a very different textured paint. …

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Young Artists at Play: Coloured Foam

When my two little girls were even littler I used to put shaving foam in a zip lock bag for them to play with.  It never held their attention for a huge amount of time, but then I had never thought to put food colouring along side it.  It was this which gave me a seed of…

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Young Artists at Play

A few weeks ago I started what was to become affectionately known in our house as 'Young Scientists at Play'.  This was one hour on a Monday for my two younger daughters to play at being scientists.  The theme was colour and the learning was open-ended and all about discovery.  Well, during these one hour slots,…

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