After reading ‘The Magic Finger‘ there was a great deal of interest in nest building.
Trying to build a nest with a clothes peg or chopsticks is challenging!
These were created with recycled materials and some bark from peeling sticks.
Cling film, coated with PVA glue lined a disc cone and then strips were pressed across the surface. Each layer was painted with glue. Use sparingly!
Left to dry they peeled from the cling film relatively successfully.
Walk to school week is the 21st to the 25th May this year.
Some time ago I planned some ideas for this event as part of a project.
After studying different pottery designs I supported some young artists to create their own.
We collected a selection of leaves and flowers.
These were arranged in many different ways until the artists were satisfied with their design.
The natural design was printed.
Every step was photographed and different stages in the process were printed.
The prints became teacups with the help of the wonderful Red Ted Art teacup printable.
These fabulous cups adorned a rather wonderful garden tea party.
Quite by chance we turned and saw…….
I took this photo from the back garden. You have to love cloud formations!
There are dragons sleeping everywhere, particularly in Edinburgh!