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Space pARTy : Buzz Aldrin Inspired Space Helmet Self-Portraits

Today, I asked the kids to look at some pretty inspiring images. First, we looked at Neil Armstrong’s photographs of Buzz Aldrin on the moon. The kids loved the way the photographer’s reflection showed up in Aldrin’s space helmet, offering a view of what was ahead of him.  Then, we looked at an awesome illustration […]

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Space Fish, Aliens, and UFOs : Mixed Media Collage for Kids

While it was a somber home-coming, the crew of the ‘Ramses 2000’ could not help but rejoice to see the matcha fish swimming about the salt-clouds of Mysinae. They saw some fine fins swooshing left and right, and some others clinging by their suckers onto the windows of the ship, their tentacles bright orange-pink, or […]

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Make This Mini Photo Book!

That’s Right!  And you can make one, too! Over the holidays, I decided that I wanted to have a little photo book of the kids and their artwork to carry around and to adore. So, not long after Christmas, I made this 1.83 x 2.83-in Mini Photo Book, pulling portraits of the kids from our […]

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March breACK! 2014: Make a Blue-Print of a Pirate Ship!

Today, in our Play of Bearicles, the kids read about a Pirate Ship along the coast of Tarsus [Turkey].  After their reading, Papa had the kids sit down with some coloured pencils, pens, markers and rulers, and a couple of blank white sheets of paper.  Why? Well, we thought it was time for the kids […]

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Framing Gulliver’s Travels

Happy New Year! As is our way, we took the first few weeks in January to re-group after our outrageous 2013 Family Advent Calendar escapades.  Of course, we haven’t actually had much time to rest.  We’ve had the usual back to school rush, albeit with a bit more snow and ice to tackle along the […]

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Making the Movie Monster Video

Over the past few weeks, the kids have been working with Blaise on a fantastic video project to coincide with the release of his second book of poems, Zeppelin (Nightwood Editions, 2013).  I remember walking downstairs a few weeks ago and being utterly appalled to find that, after several hours of painting their “movie sets,” […]

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