Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Monday, September 30, 2019

Toilet Paper Rolling and Rocking

So, you may ask, what are those sculptures made of?  Well, l๐Ÿ‘€k below and you will see!

How did we do it?


Warning:  Kids will have to be patient.  The project is a lot of trial and error.  There will be lots of wasted toilet paper rolls.  The teacher will have to be patient, too!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Save a lot of toilet paper rolls.  
Watch this video with the kids.

Kids wet toilet paper roll.
Kids fold and bend eyes, nose, and mouth.
They will need to clip the toilet paper rolls with small black clamps to keep the eyes, nose, and mouth in place.
Once they get a form that they are happy with, let it dry overnight.
When dry, undo the small black clamps.
Paint the dry toilet paper roll with Modge Podge.
Let dry.
Kids paint roll with a face.
Let dry.
Kids hot glue roll to base.


The end of the toilet paper roll is a pain in the booty.  Well, the roll is for your booty, but it is always running out of paper.  Then, you have to replace the roll.  When replacing, you have to consider over or under.  I like over.  Under seems to be for the lazies, but I could be wrong.  

We all use it.  We all need it.  Most folks like it soft.  Folks on commercials like to squeeze it.  There are really big rolls at public places.  Kids use it to decorate friend's yards.  It hangs great from trees.  If you don't have tissue when you sneeze, you grab it.  Toilet paper is quite versatile and handy.
I always feel like I am ALWAYS the one that is the ONE to get to the last sheet.  It always works out that I have to change the dang roll.  One thing for sure, we always have excess toilet paper in the Ray house.  My hubs loves buying the toilet paper.  

I like the song by Bob Segar.  Old Time Rock and ROLL.  Get it, ROLL, like toilet paper roll?  I know that was cheesy.


Thursday, September 26, 2019

3D Pumpkins and Partnerships (Red Hills Village)

How cool is this project? I bet you have seen these several times over the years for student art projects. Well, we have a different spin on it. We are donating them to our local Red Hills Village. One of our goals this year in the Visual Arts Department is to reach out locally to make connections with our community. So, it just happened that my good friend Renee's parents are moving here. I went this week and made contact with the Lifestyle Director, Jesse. We are looking to grow our connections from Maclay to the Red Hills Village. 
Are you asking what and where is Red Hills Village? I am telling you, I was most impressed with this facility...wowzy!
Check out the link below:
At the end of the post you will find several ways to make these fall pumpkins via videos. I have also found a few links for you to visit if you are feeling artsy yourself!
I do get tickled and think it is just awesome that these students think outside the box and didn't limit themselves to just "orange" pumpkins!

Shout out to Renee for helping us bridge the connection between a local business and the MS Art Room at Maclay. As always, you are the bombdiggity! Yes, even Renee comes in for art lessons. Check out this post for 2015 (I know she made her Grumpy Cat have glasses)

Ok, you all saw this coming. We love to end all blog post with music. It is just what Cochran Sisters do...we had to end this post with a little Smashing Pumpkins, right?


Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Hot Fun in The SUMMERTIME!

It has been a hot summer.  So, why not paint warm sunshines๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž with some cool backgrounds?  For more sunshine posts, click:


Kids๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง drew their sunshines๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž
Kids๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง painted the background with cool tempera cakes
Kids painted the sunshines๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž with Dick Blick acrylics
Some sponge painted some dots in the background


Doing Art is HOT FUN in The SUMMERTIME!


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Saran Wrap Banner for Cultivating Kindness and National Art Education Week

What do you do with donated house paint? Well, we bought some Saran Wrap and created a very inexpensive banner to display on our campus. We are trying to cultivate kindness on our campus and make the arts not hidden. So, on each side of the banner we were able to promote both of the concepts. Have you ever seen this? This time we used used 2 trees. In the past, we have used poles on our walk ways. 
Here is another example of a Saran Wrap Mural / Banner
We used house paint and acrylic paint. As of now, we have had the elements of weather on it and it still looks great. Going on 3.5 weeks. 

Feeling a little nostalgic...turning it back to The traveling Wilburys...