I've never seen so much tiny colorful squares! All these little squares were in a giant pile just waiting to be turned into something awesome, like a mosaic! If the wind didn't blow it all away first.
I had tracers available for the kids to trace if they had trouble drawing animals or people. I showed them my example and gave them pretty simple instructions. Maybe too simple of instructions. I left out some details that I should have said to make the project run smoother and have more acceptable results.
The kids started on the right foot with their pencil drawings. But some kids became a little bored and began to just pile on glue and take handfuls of the colored squares and just dump them on their paper. I encouraged them to try to make the mosaic but I didn't want to "fight" with the kids that were not into it. After all, this is just a craft camp. It's just for having fun! And as long as the kids are having fun, then I reached my goal. But until I have my own classroom, the child can pile on as much squares they want. =]
Overall, the kids loved the craft camp. Their favorite project was making the hard cover books. I had a very enjoyable week running the craft camp. I believed this was a great opportunity to get my hands dirty before I am totally in charge of my own art room. I planned lessons, I delivered lessons, I assisted students, I prep all the supplies for each day, and did necessary research for the projects. And this camp also helped me learn that things don't always go as you plan. It gave me a chance to learn from mistakes and figure out how I can adjust the projects to make them better. This was a great week and I am so glad I did this. And none of this would have been possible if it wasn't for my years at College for Creative Studies and all the donations of art supplies from friends. Thank you!
I am an artist who enjoys the outdoors and living in Michigan where I can live in all four seasons in one day. I love cake or anything that is sweet!