Friday, October 17, 2008
This week we have been working on several fun craft projects. One was making jack'o'lantern stamps using apples as the stamps. We cut an apple in half, and carved out a face - leaving the seed area as the 'nose'. Using orange paint, we stamped onto watercolor paper.
After they dried, the boys painted on the faces into the white spaces, using whatever odd shapes the stamp gave as their guide.
We then cut them out, and the boys used them to decorate our dining room entrance.
What is cool about this is that there are so many variations you could do. I liked even the plain orange stamps without embellishment - they look great. A and G really enjoyed painting on the faces with the black paints, and thought they might want to do a version with glow in the dark paint as well. You could also use marker instead of paint for the faces. We were going to punch and string ours onto black fuzzy yarn to make a garland - but the boys decided they looked cool all around the arch! They would make nice window decorations or a mobile too.
For a few days in there the boys even used them to play 'cards'! Many interesting games were created. Fun!