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Sunday, January 12, 2014

sponge painted mittens

Hello friends.  I've taken a little break from the blog.  Thanks to those of you who emailed me to make sure all was well.  Our family had a great holiday break.  I did lots of knitting and relaxing.  I also spent some time cleaning up my craft room!
We had an extra 2 days off last week because of the bitter cold in Minnesota.  My little preschoolers were so happy to be back at school on Wednesday.  I think their parents were happy too! Our theme of the week was the Mitten.  Our first project was made with fabulous sponges from Lakeshore.  Find them here...
I have to rave about these sponges.  There is a great variety of shapes and textures.  While we were painting, the preschoolers would remark on the shape of the sponge they were painting with, and the color.  I love to see them learning while they are playing.

We also used glitter paints from Lakeshore... bright colors and glitter... how can you go wrong?

To finish the projects up, I matted them on colored cardstock, just to make the colors pop.  They are hung on a clothesline with clothespins in the hallway.  The sponges washed up beautifully.  I can't wait to use them again.

Are you watching the Golden Globes tonight?  It's award show season... big fun!  Come back Wednesday and see this cute felt version of the Mitten.

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