Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rabbits and The Reset Button

Printmaking with Third Graders was a perfect pre-spring break art lesson.  The kids loved the process.

First, I showed the Styrofoam Printmaking demo video form Art Class Videos! (Thanks, Art Class Videos!)  The video provided a great overview.

To begin the actual art project, I had the kids draw a large bunnyπŸ‡ on a 4 x 6 paper.  They practiced and practiced until they were happy😊 with their bunnyπŸ‡.
Once they got the perfect bunnyπŸ‡, they penciled the bunnyπŸ‡ on the foam.
When they got the bunnyπŸ‡ penciled on the foam, they used the butt of the paintbrushπŸ–Œ to make the pencil✎ grooves wider.

With much excitement, the inking process began!  I use the water soluble ink from Dick Blick.
I think the prints are just Hippity Hopping AwesomeπŸ‡πŸ‡πŸ‡!


With printmaking, you have to be totally organized.  If it is one of those not so on top of things weeks, do not do printmaking.  Printmaking is a great project for kids.  Yes, it is a bit messy, but results are so worth it!

Over the last few days, I had a reunion with my college roommates.  Oh what fun!  Luckily, it was my spring break☀ and they had flexible schedules that allowed time for the reuniting at the beach🌴.  In Jodi's kitchen, there is a sign that reads "This Kitchen is For Dancing"πŸ’ƒ.  We danced for four solid days, and not just in the kitchen.

Here's a few shots from our pre-walk on the beachπŸ– photoπŸ“Έ shoot.  

Our favorite sing and dance song was Harper Valley P.T.A. by Jeannie C. Riley.

Sometimes, you gotta find a way to push the reset button πŸ”².


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