Sunday, September 30, 2007

Wood, paint, boys and creativity!!

Well, my guys were very busy this weekend creating all sorts of things.  The big teen did his latest art project based on Jackson Pollock.  Here he is creating the work of art outside.  When you are doing splatter art, it is a must to be outside.  



Here is the finished project.



The boys also got into woodworking.  The big teen loved working with the jigsaw, circular saw and scrap wood.  He made a medieval sword for himself and a small axe for Tom Sawyer.  Here is a pic of the big sword.  It is really heavy.



Tom Sawyer (5) loved making his very own wood deer.  He had a little bit of help from Dad but he did a lot of the nailing and all of the painting himself.



I just love how kids are always learning!  The girls did a lot of cooking with me and spent a great deal of time playing with the newest dollhouse furniture I found at a yard sale this weekend.  Unfortunately, I didn't get any pics!

Blessings,
Dawn

13 comments:

  1. You guys always look like you are having so much fun! I want to come over!


    Blessings,

    Hallie

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  2. Looks like you had a productive weekend.


    We were using Singapore Math, but found it to be frustrating for the girls. We were supplementing with Miquon, but that seemed to be going better. Now we are just using Miquon. We try to avoid workbooks, but my 8 yo is doing math, handwriting and phonics from workbooks this year - and she doesn't love it, but does it anyway!


    Have a great week!


    Carol

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  3. PeterRabbitPreschoolOctober 1, 2007 at 2:44 PM

    I really love that splatter art job! What fun!


    -Katrina

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  4. WHat great projects. That is one big sword. And the deer is too cute. I was just noticing your art slide show. Those are great. It's great, too, that you take the time for that. I"m not so good about that.

    I'm so sorry about your son's rabbits. That is such a hard lesson, but it sounds like you dealt with it in an awesome way.

    Letitia

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. What cool projects you all are doing, my oldest is very into making swords too. I love the deer!

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  6. Those are some great pics and it is wonderful to see big teen getting some enthusiam for his work! He seems to be enjoying it. The Pollack came out beautiful!

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  7. Best Jackson Pollock inspiration I've seen in a long time :-) And I'm not just saying that!

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  8. I bet they had fun!

    Blessings,

    Laurie

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  9. I have not left comments on blogs for a while, I am so bad. Just wanted to say HI. :-)

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  10. What fun art! I am going to have to try that!


    Stephanie@inspired

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  11. That deer is too cute!


    That sword looks like it would definately build up some muscles. :)


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  12. So fun! Art must be your strong suit.

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  13. You are very ambitious and apparently patient. I could not stand to have all those hands on projects going non-stop. I am getting better though.

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