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Next year my son wants to base his studies around Canada and the various wars she’s taken part in. I look at it as a great time to examine a lot of different parts of the world along with it’s history, geography, science and more. Doing art I hope will play a big part of that. I decided to dig into my collection of art books for today’s post I felt some inspiration hit. The book? Adventures in Art.There are over 200 different art and craft projects listed in this paperback book. Projects that will appeal to a wide variety of individuals. I hope my lad will like some of the projects I pull out for him to do, but since there are so many options available to us, if one doesn’t appeal another might. 🙂
I can’t show you all the projects I’ve been looking at, but wouldn’t it be great to make salt dough maps of the different areas? Or even try to replicate a bridge or two?
I’ve been thinking through some ideas about how to paint some of the scenes that my son is sure to run across. or even the idea of making a wind puppet to but I don’t know if wind puppets were used in the war to show where the wind was at. I”m guessing some variation of that would be used in the Second War, but possibly in the first as a warning about poison gas.
I was thinking about how sometimes children would make small gifts to send to their fathers on the front and the idea of making a bookmark appealed to me. It might be interesting to see what the lad thought a dad far off would like to see from home don’t you think?
Anyways, this book is just laden with ideas to choose from. from making a banner, or a portable chess board, or even trying our hand at yard painting (instead of doing a salt dough map, do a yard painting one). It’s just fascinating the ideas I am finding. I’ll need to sound some of the off for the lad and see what he thinks. It will be fun don’t you think?
So what do you get?
160 pages, 200+ art ideas.
The first 16 pages are devoted to telling how to use this book.
The remainder of the book is divided into 11 sections
- the artists’ ways – artists and art styles
- first impressions – printmaking
- anything goes – abstract
- Artful animal
- portait gallery
- the third dimension – sculptures
- garden of delights – botanical art
- lay of the land – landscapes
- home, sweet home – architecture
- fine furnishings – art for the home
- eye of the beholder – art you can wear
What do you think? Can we use this technique to do a night time war scene?
Adventures in art: arts and crafts experiences for 8-13 year olds
160 pages, softcover, arts and crafts, 8-13 years
Find it on Amazon.