Monthly Archives: May 2015

Japanese Kumihimo Bracelets & Keychains

Japanese Kumihimo Bracelets & Keychains

The fifth graders seemed to love this project!  They were able to choose the colors for their Kumihimo braid as well as whether they wanted to create a bracelet or a keychain.  They were also able to pick the charms or beads to attach to the ends, or leave them plain if they preferred. The students really enjoyed creating a different type of art and we had discussions around the fact that art can be useful as much as it is something that hangs on a wall.







 

Where the Wild Things Are Monsters!

Where the Wild Things Are Monsters!

Our first graders created these awesome monsters based on the book Where the Wild Things Are.  We collaborated with the high school down the street and the high school kids used our first grader’s monsters as inspiration for their own monsters! The kids were over the moon excited that the high schoolers would be checking out their monsters.