Oh dear! Should I remember?
We did this workshop quite a while ago and honestly, the result is cute but THIS was a mess.
I don’t think I ever had a workshop that wouldn’t somehow work but this…………….
I don’t want to put anyone off this job so just sayin’: DO try out the balloons before you allow kids touching them!!
Such lovely idea, a simple balloon, a precious token of childhood!!
Children are young, 3-6 yo’s, it’s easy, it’s messy, it’s sticky… they will love it.
Well it was all that really but it was also LOUD. Which I didn’t predict. I did so many papir mâchés in my life, no need to try anything! But it turned out that those expensive balloons were tickling bombs. So easy they burst and SO loud, that honestly, I think this children might have had some nightmares. Plus they had to start all over again too many times!
So do try out before using, says this post!
We spoke about arhitecture and the lovely Hundertwasser. And we said things like: “Ooooooh, if only more houses were of him. Slides everywhere! Trees on the roofs! And those windows! I want round windows from ever! I want gas stations with trees and the flowers! I want a round room on the top of the tower. I’d like to slide on my bum from kitchen into living room! Ooooo!” After the loud excitment we just went into silence for a while. Imagining…
And then we went to work.
The children made these beautiful buildings out of recycling materials. I think Hundertwasser would be proud!
When asking children on our second workshop if someone remembers who we talked about they shouted: “TAUSENDWAAAAAASSER!!!”
Tempting ice cream sundaes made today. Again inspiration by an art workshop blogger artbar that I greatly admire for her creativity. She published a book Art Workshop for children I like to open often.
My girls could spek only about biting in their papier-mâché scoops and I do understand. I bet they also did it when I wasn’t watching. They did leak the flour water mix a lot, I know that much!