The other day I went into Big Lots looking for pillows. Cailey had complained that hers was too flat. While I was browsing through the store my eyes landed on a set of oil pastels for $4!! YIPPEE!!!! I had to grab them!! Cailey and Colin had never worked with them before!
So, I get home and I am thinking about art projects for history this week. We are still studying the Middle Ages. Then it hit me! Cathedrals! Stained Glass! Oil Pastels!! PERFECT!!!
Yesterday I Googled medieval cathedrals and let the Cs look through the beautiful pictures. Then we read about how they were made.
After that I showed them how to use the pastels and set them free to work on their “windows”.
Cailey created a beautiful butterfly window. She had such fun with this. She is such an artsy girl anyway. She could spend hours drawing.
Colin’s is a knight! I had to correct The Hubby very quickly…. He was calling it a monster. GASP!! Couldn’t let Colin hear that!! 😉
Colin is 6, and as many little guys, he has a very short attention span. He has no patience for projects that take too long, no matter how much he enjoys them! LOL I always try to encourage him to finish the projects, but I don’t push.
HAVE FUN LEARNING AND CREATING!!!