He is Risen Collaborative Art Project

Yesterday our church hosted an Eggstravaganza with an egg hunt for our community. We had crafts, free food, a cupcake walk, and a collaborative art project. The art project turned out really cool and I have had lots of questions as to how I did it.

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I started with 6 poster boards taped to the wall. 20160326-IMG_4905Screen Shot 2016-03-27 at 7.34.17 PMWith adult supervision the kids used Do-A-Dot Markers to cover the posters with dots. I purposely only set out sunset colors of orange, tan, yellow, pink and red.

This was a great project for all ages and one that many kept going back to and working on.

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In one hour they were able to cover a good deal of the posters. A few of the kids didn’t follow the directions of dotting and drew pictures so before I started the next phase I rearrange the posters knowing that I be able to paint over a few of the more distracting areas.

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20160326-IMG_8728After penciling in my design I picked out a cool palette of colors to work with and went to work painting.

If I wasn’t trying to get the project done before Easter morning (the next day) I would have had our Sunday School class work to finish filling in the white areas with more dots. So, I also filled in the rest of the area with more dots.

I also used a few of the other dot colors to add some darker areas to the sky.

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I finished of the project with adding a simple scripture with a black marker.

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The kids loved coming in this morning and seeing their project finished. I heard one of our kids tell another adult, “Look, I helped make that.” It was also a great back drop for our church breakfast after the sunrise service.

Field Trip to the Police Station

This week we enjoyed a fun field trip to the Cuba Police Department. Before we headed out we got our pretend police set out. We talked about what police officers do and how we can trust them.

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The handcuffs were a big hit by both. Cuffs20160315-IMG_4589Eli loved the hat so much that he ended up wearing the hat on the field trip. He was pretty cute so I didn’t fight it.

Our field trip was organized and sponsored by our homeschool co-op. We started in the lobby where we got to meet the Lieutenant who was great with the kids and led a very nice tour.20160315-IMG_4495

We got to walk through the station and saw several rooms including: offices, the kitchen, the courtroom, and the training room.

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Eli got to try to lift the “big” weights as he calls it and after a few failed attempts the Lieutenant gave him a two pound weight which was much more manageable. Eli felt pretty special.

20160315-IMG_4560The highlight of the day was getting to see and sit in the police car.

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When we got home I had a small craft for the kids to create. I found it here if you want to make one yourself.

20160315-IMG_4635The weather is once again beautiful so we were able to spend most of the day outside for this lesson and the rest of our homeschool time.

20160317-IMG_4713They turned out pretty cute. Next week we are off to the fire department.