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Birthday cake time again

I truly have had no time at all for blogging in the last 6 weeks of term – instead I have expended energy on being a better teacher. However, Oldest Daughter’s birthday rolled around again and with it her demands for a particular shaped / decorated cake.

I am beginning to feel that my daughter’s expectations are outstripping my expertise, but I gave it my best shot and, honestly, I am pretty chuffed with the outcome – even if she did say ‘Eeugh that icing looks gross’ as I was rolling it out, having spent time colouring and arranging it to blend in a tortie kind of way…

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Further adventures in shrink plastic

Having completed one item of jewellery and with another friend’s birthday imminent, I decided to make a pair of earrings.

This friend has a thing about Sunflowers.

As you can see, this time I used white shrink plastic of A6 size and drew two Sunflowers freehand, hoping they would come out roughly the same…

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Once again, using my trusty Sharpies I coloured them in before cutting them out carefully.

I punched a hole in each one and cooked them for the required time. As you can see they shrunk significantly:

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Finally I added some ear wires and attached them to a piece of card to make them look posh…

Playing with Shrinkadinks

 

I have a thing about Shrink plastic.

My friend likes Peacock tail feathers and it was her birthday towards the end of last month, so I thought I would have a go at something I had been meaning to do for a while – Shrinkadink jewellery.

I sourced clear Shrinkies paper and drew a Peacock tail feather on to a piece roughly A5 in size, with my trusty sharpies.

After a stint in the oven, the feather was about 5cms long – perfect for a pendant.

I had also treated myself to some jewellery findings and pliers and had a lovely time making a necklace for the pendant.

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Thought for the year

I’ve been having a bit of a tidy – as you do when there is a million other things you MUST get done before the beginning of term – and I came across this piece (instructions I think came for Guiding Magazine) that I made as an example for the Guides.

Each of the girls made one, thinking about the part of our Promise that is about being true to yourself. There were various quotes available to add or they could write their own.

With the New Year in mind and the committment and creative thinking that will be required of me in 2015, this seemed even more appropriate.

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Stonehenge

Quite some time ago now I took another Art session with Year 4. This time the theme was Stonehenge and its mysterious use.

We looked at light and dark, shadows and how they create atmosphere and, finally, Stonehenge itself as both an historic place and a series of shapes.

We communally drew the example – I wielded the charcoal and chalk, the children gave the instruction and then they got on with their own.

I was very impressed with the outcomes and they now adorn the classroom walls, mounted individually on black, not far from the cave painting.

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Minion madness

Youngest daughter went to a Minion themed party last night. I think they stuffed themselves with pizza and popcorn and had a Despicable Me fest, but for a gift my daughter and I drew these little canvases for the birthday girl:

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As luck would have it I had saved the bright yellow gift bag Youngest Daughter got from the Big Brownie Birthday bash in the summer and we turned it into a minion gift bag:

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Job’s a good ‘un 🙂

Cave Painting with Year 4

I just wanted to share my example drawings:

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They are done on screwed up paper with chalk and charcoal.

We are doing Stone Age to Bronze Age at school and I got to team teach.  Cool.

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