Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I'm not ordinarily a fan of "cutesy"-type art projects. First of all, I feel like the girls make enough of these at preschool. And, second, the girls become bored with them much faster than with free-form type projects (i.e. playdough, goo, painting pumpkins, etc.). But a few weeks ago, I was reading High Five magazine to the girls and it described how to make construction paper ice cream cones. We already had all the raw materials. And F REALLY wanted to make some, so I couldn't say no.
Luckily, construction paper ice cream cones ended up being a really easy project. For the ice cream, I used a cup to trace circles onto construction paper and then I let F cut them out. For the cones, I drew triangles onto brown construction paper (freeform, that's why they look so crooked). Then, F decided to make sprinkles on the ice cream scoops, using the Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set (Set of 6) of markers that a friend gave her for her birthday. The best part about the do-a-dot was that T could also use them, thus he felt "included." And, while the kids "created", I made dinner. Yes, I managed to make a whole dinner with no screaming, no crying, and no whining. So thank you very much High Five magazine. Thank you very much.