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Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets with Free Printable Templates from The LunchboxSeason

MARCH breACK! 2013: Spirit Bear Stick Puppets and Finger-Walking Bear Puppets

We made two kinds of Spirit Bear Puppets today! Here are our results and a few printable templates for you and yours!   Spirit Bear Stick Puppets I’d like to give credit to Dawn over at dragoart.com. Our Spirit Bear Stick Puppets are stylized versions of bears taken from her How to Draw Bears Tutorial: http://www.dragoart.com/tuts/6277/1/1/how-to-draw-bears.htm. Print […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013: Kermode’s Path Math Game

Today, we’re playing another Kermode-bear-themed math dice game.  The kids will each get a copy of the sheet and play this with a gummy bear as a game piece and their own pair of dice.  When each of them finishes, they’ll get a prize [a few bear stickers].  The instructions: Help the Kermode Bear Fin […]

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MARCH breACK! 2013, or, Ahma, the Spirit Bear: A Tentative Schedule

ACK! It’s officially MARCH breACK!  So here it is, a basic description and tentative schedule for this year’s MARCH breACK! Madness, 2013. Illustrate-Your-Own-Books 2013: Ahma, the Spirit Bear Each year, during MARCH breACK!, I write a little chapter book for the kids to illustrate, usually based on an existing tale or story.  This year, Bea wanted […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 18, Make Silhouette Self-Portrait Cards and Send Them To Friends and Family

Today, the kids are going to make Silhouette Self-Portraits and send them to family members with handwritten holiday greetings and a few words about what they’ve been up to over the past few weeks inside. Silhouette Self-Portraits Materials Black Construction Paper White Paper White Chalk Scissors Glue OR Pre-Printed Silhouettes Made from Digital Photographs [See […]

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Advent Shadowbox 2012: Day 16, Read & Illustrate The Winter’s Tale, Act IV

We’ve turned the corner from tragedy to comedy! It’s time to illustrate the romantic scenes from Shakespeare’s play! I really hope the kids enjoy today’s installment of The Winter’s Tale. I’m quite looking forward to the kids’ illustrations of “TIME” and of our young lovers. [And, Act Four Scene Four is the second longest single […]

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Easter Egg Workshop

This year, we decided to try a whole bunch of new decorating and dyeing techniques with our Easter Eggs. In addition to our usual sharpies, crayons, and basic dyes (1 c boiling water, 1 tsp vinegar, food colouring drops), we used Koolaid Dyes, Marbled Dyes, and, eventually, Marbled Koolaid Dyes. We also experimented, for better […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: Snake Sock Puppets

Today, we finished reading and illustrating our book,  A Study in Emerald. To celebrate, we munched on Frogwiches (homemade gingerbread sandwich cookies), and we made sock puppets of all the major characters in our story. When the kids were done, we got out the old doorway puppet theatre I made way back before Bea was born, and […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day 4, Story & Illustrations

We’re on day four of our five day Illustrate-Your-Own Book project. The kids have been trying different artistic techniques each day to create illustrations for the story I wrote for them, The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald. Today, after we made our Python Masks, we read chapter six (of seven) out […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: DIY Python Masks

In the story I wrote for the kids to illustrate, A The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, a pair of pythons named Drebber and Strangerson have landed in Ireland, disrupting the life of the grass snakes who live in secret there. Today, we made python masks so that the kids could […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Study in Emerald, Day 3, Story and Illustrations

Today, after we made our Necktie Bean-Bag, Snakes, the kids illustrated Chapters 4 and 5 of our book, The Adventures of Sir Lochrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald, using Pointillism, Gel Pen Strokes (or, the kids named it, Picture Pixels), and a few of their own tricks. I showed them an example of “Marker Pointillism” […]

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MARCH breAK! 2012: A Tentative Schedule

I’ve got ambitious plans for MARCH breAK! 2012.  Depending upon which professional path I might choose to follow, I may not be able to run “camp mama” next March, so I’ll be making the most of it next week!  I’ve completed our story for the week, The Adventures of Sir Lóchrann Holmes: A Study in Emerald.  Simply put, it is a reworking […]

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