Thursday, March 10, 2011

It's a Fairy Party

Well, technically we weren't having a party but I assure you, the fairies will be!

For the last 6 weeks, I have held a craft class after school one day a week.

We have made salt dough and hardened it in the microwave, we made some posters about our teachers based on information they shared about themselves, we made wire hearts, and we made stuffies out of sweater sleeves.

This is one of my favorites!

 These were a few that I made with my older girls at home to take in as examples.  
Cali and I made the caterpillar and Cali's friend Joe made the duck.

During the first class I brought a fairy house book for Cali to look at while she was waiting for the class to end. It turns out it was pretty popular with all of the kids. Our fourth week I asked the kids what they would like to make next and they were unanimous in wanting to make fairy houses, so we did!

Today ended our six weeks of class and also the culmination of fairy houses. We started them last week and finished them today. Here are the results.

This fairy house has a welcome sign and a wonderful path.

I know this picture is blurry but I wanted to show you all the jewels this little girl thought her fairy house needed!

Yes, that sign does read 'Casino'.  This fairy house was made by a couple 6th graders.

And every casino needs a toilet!

I must say all the color in the room was energizing. I am starting a 'energize yourself' project when we return from spring break and one of the things on the list is to wear bright colors. After today, there is no doubt in my mind it works. I know I left the class today feeling pretty peppy and I am certain is was the bright colors and thoughts of spring and summer.

This little girl wanted her little stuffie in the picture. :)   She layered her tent and don't you love the flower-pool of jewels?!

This is a fairy flower forest.

 And here is another one.
That is a flower chair and against the wall is the t.v.  Do you notice the armrests?

Evidently a mean fairy lives here!  :)

Here is Lucy's Garden. Look at the little acorn overhead. So sweet!

And this little girl finished early so she made a sweet little fairy with a darling acorn cap-adorned hat!

It's been a while but I'm hoping to do it more often. I'm joining in at the Magic Onions- Friday's Nature Table-you should too!

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