Wednesday, September 2, 2009
This week we participated in the Open-Ended Art hosted by Teaching My Little Bookworm. The theme was mosaics and pebbles.
I didn't think M was old enough to work with plaster of paris or concrete, so we used modeling clay as the base for our mosaics, and pebbles from our yard (okay, really small rocks not smooth pebbles, but they were as close as we had).
I rolled the clay out and M cut it into shapes with her cookies cutters. Then she pressed in the "pebbles" from our yard and we baked them dry.
At first she was hesitant to add too many pebbles, but soon she got the hang of it! M loved that the clay was colored and that she could cut it out herself. It wasn't very thick so we weren't able to fully embed the pebbles, but they did stay once the clay was dried.