Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Late Summer Craft Idea

I thought it would be fun to show you how to make a little "at-home" jewelry project before everyone goes back to Galatas in a few weeks.

School Spirit Beaded Bracelets

Materials:
Burgundy Colored Beads (glass, plastic, or wooden)
Gray Colored Beads (glass, plastic, or wooden)
Stretchy Beading String
White Plastic Alphabet Beads

Instructions:
Cut two pieces of stretchy string about 7 inches long (child size). Carefully string the burgundy beads and tie three knots at the end. Get ready to make another bracelet using the gray beads. This time, thread the white alphabet letters "G A L A T A S," first, and then thread the gray beads on the ends. Don't forget to knot the ends three times!

Wear your bracelet with your Galatas T-Shirts!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Happy Last Camp Day!!

We spent the entire camp day making darling tags. Each girl created 9 tags using their photo and their name. They then decorated the tags with stickers, foamies, art pens, punches, sequins, etc. We had an ATT (Altered Trading Tags) party and traded tags. Each girl ended up with a ring of each other's tags. I gave the girls my tag too.
It took time making each one of our tags very special. We all shared supplies and listened to KIDS! music.
We had a celebration with cookies and punch!
Our finished Altered Tag Ring Books.
Thank you so much for coming to my Art Camp for Girls! Please keep this blog in your family favorites. I will be putting some fun crafts for the girls to do during the school year.
I had SO much fun teaching the girls this summer.
Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Glittery Flower Pens and Jourals

As soon as the glitter came out...everyone cheered! We transformed a plain pen into a glittery floral masterpiece. We even "scented" the flower with Texas Wildflower spray. We learned the term "wall papering," as we covered composition books with scrapbook paper of choice.
My favorite Texas Wildflowers... For intense artwork, a girl needs to be comfy!
Tomorrow is our very special ATT Party. ATT stands for Altered Trading Tags. We will work on 9 tags and then celebrate with cookies and lemonade.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hand Made Jewelry

Our Jewelry day was a big hit! We made adorable domino charms to go on pink ribbon necklaces. We first made a "sample" of our stamp on a card using the special markers. When making the actual charm, we used permanent ink, cool stamps, permanent art pens, and special diamond glaze. We also made some fun name bracelets using sparkly pastel beads. Lastly, we made ourselves into "fairies" in a make-believe far away journey. What fun!!Hands of Friendship...
Showing off today's projects...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Second Day of ART FUN!

Lots of scrapbook smiles today!!

Incredible scrapbooks were created using some really wonderful journaling. I am so proud of the girls! We decorated the covers and put sweet ribbons on the rings. We also had time to make small journals. We concluded our camp day with a scrapbook "share." I loved watching the girls' faces as they described their detailed layouts.

Strawberry punch and candy necklaces for all!

Tomorrow we will be making jewelry. We will also make individual "fairies" of ourselves. Please bring an individual photo in your art tote!

Monday, July 6, 2009

First Day...Session Two

Our first day of camp was so much fun! We decorated our Art Camp Totes with paints and art pens. We made a lovely corsage and learned all about "Spanish Moss." The girls got a kick out of that! The last thing we worked on was a personalized wooden name tag.

Each girl will put her name tag on their work area each day of camp. We learned how to safely use the craft heat gun and hot glue gun. The glitter spray made everyone smile!! Snack time!! Today we had 100% "C" punch and hand fulls of Fruit Loops...
We tried on our corsages before pinning them on our Art Bags.
Here we are with our newly decorated Art Bags!
Please bring Totes each day!
Tomorrow we will be making our scrapbooks. Please bring 5-6 photos!! :)