Friday, September 7, 2012

Noon Art - Little Treasure Boxes

A new school year, a new noon art.  I organize (with the help of some amazing ladies!) noon art every other Thursday at our elementary school.
 We set up the tables - 9 of the 6 foot variety and lay out all the necessary supplies.  This year we made tablecloths to cover the tables and boy what an improvement that has been!!  Now when the glue gets all over the place, instead of having to scrub and scrub and scrub the tables, we just pull the tablecloths off, bring them home and throw them into the washing machine - easy, peasy!
 Lots of sequins, beads, markers - can't go wrong with sequins!
 Someone donated these little "specimen" containers for noon art.
 The kids loved this activity.
 Boys and girls alike - we had as many boys as girls in attendance.  That has been my goal the past two years since I started doing Noon Art -- to find projects that would appeal to both boys and girls equally and it has to be something that grades 1 through 5 can do in 20 minutes.  WHEW!!
 Lots of sparkle on this one :o)
 More than 100 kids came.  Many of them made several of the boxes - we went through about 350 of those little boxes.  It was fast and furious in Noon Art this day!
 This boy made about 12 of the boxes - he made one for all his siblings, parents and grandparents and of course the custodian - how sweet!
 If a little glue is good, more is better :o)
 We also put out left over Mardi Gras coins from a party my friend had thrown.  We absolutely did not anticipate how popular those were going to be.  One huge box of coins - GONE.
 So sweet.
 This girl thought she had "made a mistake" on hers and came to me in tears.  I asked her why she thought she made a mistake and she told me because she had glued things on the inside of the box.  I let her know that there are no mistakes in art - you can do whatever you want and it's perfect.  Then I asked her if she would like to make another and she nodded her head and got back to her art - glueing things on the insides of her boxes.
 This is one of my son's boxes.
 This is another - he loves to make 3-D stuff.
 I love the combo of pen and glue on this one.
This one is interesting - the student colored on the bottom of the box a solid color and then drew balloons on the top - you can't really tell here, but it does give a good shadow box appearance.  I tell you, these kids are fabulous!!  I love laying out supplies and seeing where their creativity will take them.

I can't wait for the next one!


WonderWhyGal said...

Those are great projects! I wish kids had more hands on crafts like this. I know my kids don't bring home the arts and crafts like they used to.

Michelle said...

It's always amazing to watch kids get creative! Thanks for sharing these projects.

AllyB said...

This is such a great idea! It is fun to see what kids will create when given some supplies and a good work environment. Kudos to you.

Ginx Craft said...

I am amazed to see the size of your craft club. I used to run a very small club at my school, but 20 children was more than enough for me. Great idea.

treasuredchaos said...

Where have you gone? I just found you and you seem to have left...come back!! I don't know how to knit or crochet or weave (well, I have a honeysuckle vine basket I made...but it's rustic) but I'm inspired by your creativity and you should start blogging again!