Oil Pastel & Watercolor Bridge

For those of you who had been following along with our State Studies Unit 1, I wanted to let you know that our State Studies Unit 2 is almost complete. I have been adding everything you need to do the unit on the State Studies Unit 2 Overview page. I will not be sharing each and every week in a separate post for this unit but instead have added everything to the overview page. Be sure to stop by and check it out. I hope to have every resource completed by the end of next week.

Today I'm sharing the Oil Pastel & Watercolor Bridge paintings we did after reading Pop's Bridge.

Materials:

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Oil Pastels (or crayons)
  • Watercolor paints and brush
  • Images of suspension bridges to work from

 

The lines of a suspension bridge make for an interesting art study. Start by looking at images of the Golden Gate Bridge on line or in your books.

Use oil pastels (or crayons will work) to draw the overall structure of the bridge, land edges, and small details...Read more

Wooden Rainbow Candle Sticks

As you may remember, a few weeks ago the kids made hand dipped beeswax candles (you can read about how making the Hand Dipped Beeswax Candles here). They had to cure in the freezer for 3 weeks so that gave us some time to come up with an awesome way to display these special candles. Since there were 6 candles, I decided in true Wee Folk Art fashion, that we need a set of wooden rainbow candle sticks.

I ordered a couple of different styles of wooden candle stick bases from one of our sponsors, Casey's Wood. I also picked up some brass ring inserts from them. To finish the wood, I used our soy craft paints and beeswax finish, which are available at A Child's Dream in their woodworking section.

Materials:

 

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Prairie Point Junction Give-Away :: $50 Gift Card

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The Art Pantry Give-Away :: Art Space Consultation

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Description of Art Space Consultation: During our consultation, I will offer an in-depth assessment of your current or desired art space. This includes ideas on how to better set up, stock, & organize your space. I will also help you tackle issues specific to your child's age,...Read more

Gnome Cradle and Carving Tools

For the past week, we've been sharing tutorials for making our Forest Gnome family. You can find the tutorials for them HERE and HERE.

To finish off this project, today I am sharing a tutorial on how the make the rustic Gnome Cradle. First, let me start by saying, I AM NO MASTER CARVER!  This is about the simplest wood carving around, but, it lends itself well to the forest gnomes!

Before we get started, let's talk a little about equipment. I am not to trusted with sharp pointy things. One birthday Michelle bought me needle felting supplies and Tim bought me carving tools. For the next few weeks I was covered in band-aids. The next year, Tim bought me marvelous Kevlar Gloves that are cut resistant, and I get far fewer ouchies when I'm carving. So highly recommend these!

When I started this project, I couldn't find my favorite carving knife. I use an Old Timer 4 blade Knife all the time. Growing up, my dad used an Old Timer...Read more

Forest Gnome Baby

Is there anything more precious than a new born baby? I think not! And, have you ever wondered where baby gnomes come from? Well, here's your chance to find out.

When Pixie and Fairy saw the new Forest Gnome Family, the first thing they both said was, "Where's the baby?"

Of course we needed a baby! Originally, I planned to make it exactly like the other Forest Gnomes, only smaller, but, as I started to put one together, I thought it would look ever so much cuter if it was wearing a tiny sleeper, all snug and cozy. Actually, I made a "whimsy" of Forest Gnome Babies.

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