In preschool art group this week, they painted the salt dough ornaments from last week. I was brave (or silly) enough to let them use acrylic paint. To my great relief, wasn't that bad. They really had a good time painting and chatting.
With minutes before the other children were to arrive, I realized I hadn't followed my golden rule: ALWAYS make the craft before starting. So, I quickly tried this idea and decided to tweak it. Instead of using glue and foil, I gave them contact paper. Actually, I tried it with liquid starch. The tissue paper stuck to itself, but when dry, it came off the foil.
Lastly, they practiced sewing a popcorn garland with a real needle. No blood drawn, or causalities I promise! Along with the popcorn, I let them count out ten mini-marshmallows. They had the option to eat the sweets or put them on the garland. Only one (of the 30) survived to the garland. And, I think they all tasted a cranberry. Wish I had my camera ready for those puckered faces!
As you can see from the end results, their attention spans were a bit short. I think Lucas would have lasted longer if the other two could have glued themselves to the chair. Julia, we missed you - hope you're feeling better soon.