Thursday, 9 February 2012

Biscuit Buildings!

To give the children a huge treat before half term, I bought hundreds of biscuits and sweets, for them to make Biscuit Buildings! Needless to say they were very excited and worked hard on their buildings right to the very last minute of the session!

They were given a sheet of cardboard and foil to wrap round it as a base.

They were given a whole pack of custard creams and garibaldis each! As well as a handful of bourbons, nice biscuits and chocolate wafers. A couple of children were absent so there were even more biscuits to go round!

They used royal icing as 'cement' to stick the biscuit 'bricks' together and form their building. The children looked at real bricks to see the special way in which to build their structure. They soon realised that their buildings needed internal support to strengthen them. More biscuits please!

For the last half an hour, the children were given a bowl of sweets each! They had smarties, laces, love hearts and dolly mixtures. Wow! Time to add the details to their brilliant structures.

Here are some of their amazing creations!! enjoy!! Why not make your own this half term?

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Mandala Group Project

Ah yes! A new month and time for a group project! This time it was 'Make a Mandala'. We laid out sheets of newspaper to form the largest square possible - around 4msqu - and secured with clear tape. Then we marked a large circle using string and a pen to outline the edge of the Mandala.

All the children got into 4 groups. There was a 'circles' group, a 'squares' group, a 'rectangle' group and a 'pointed shapes' group. A leader from each group was appointed and each leader discussed how best to create the mandala using the materials given.

The materials provided were lots of pre cut circles, postitnotes for squares, label stickers for rectangles and disount labels for pointed shapes. There was also a bag of coloured card so that should any of the resources run out, we could make templates and create more shapes.

The children quickly realised that that in order to get every child involved, jobs had to be allocated. Some worked on the centre while others worked on the outside edge.

Soon a really gorgeous heart shaped emerged and all the other patterns evolved around the central heart shape.

Everyone was having a great time!

And here is the finished piece! What a great job! A beautiful result! We love Art Club!