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September 2012

Summer Part One
September 10, 2012

The Summer has flown by.  Adios, Amiga!  But before we bid adieu, we must take a look at what the Moonbug kids worked on during the we-need-an-air-conditioning days. 

Summer Part One begins here.  Stay tuned for more summery blog posts, as there are many projects to share. I just don't want to overblog you.

"ROAR!" said a bug. Once.

    

Inspect Insect! During this camp, kids ages 3-5 and 6-9 studied bugs, clayed them, and paint penned them.

    

Using paint pens, acrylic paint, and spray paint on plexiglas the kids made a fun visual version of bugs. Butterflies, snails, and worms.  Oh, sweet!

    

Dancing bugs. Colorful bugs. Ay, ay!

    

Both groups were great.  This photo says it all!  Quirky cuties.

    

One of my favorite camps during the summer was Nyland's Land.  Take a look at Nyland's work, then check out the Moonbuggers artistic creations.

    

    

    

Do you see the resemblance? 

Paper, clay, and watercolor.

    

Each child also made a Nyland inspired garland using watercolor, yarn, and paper.  I can't wait for my Ivy to be old enough to make one!

    

One of our camp themes was Tents and Maps. Campy.  During our snack break the kids made little smokies, baked beans and smores.

    

During Tents and Maps week the kids made a mixed media map on canvas using many materials. Think paint, miscellaneous ephemera, and photographs of their home. I am kicking myself because I don't think I actually took a photo of these beautiful maps. Would you sweet parents send me a photograph?

     

The kids also made tents using crepe paper, wooden dowels, mod-podge, yarn, sharpies and miscellaneous ephemera. Quite eclectic.

    

I liked this camp. I did. But I also learned better ways to go about making creative tents. I, too, am always in process. And look at these sweet kids, proud of their tenty creations. They were super creative and had fun. Even with all of the gluing *wink, wink*

I enjoyed this busy Moonbugs summer. I hope you did too! I think Moonbugs classes are always a good reason to stay out of the heat or the cold. We had plenty of heat and humidity to last us three summers! If winter is just as wacky, don't forget to bring your stir crazy child to Moonbugs. There will be plenty of warm snacks, things to paint, and friends to meet.

And one more thing. I promised to share photographs of the Moonbugs Mother's Day gifts. I know, I am way late. But you know what they say...

    

In May the kids prepared two types of gifts for their sweet mama's. An illustrated mosaic necklace made by yours (literally) truly. YOUR child. Your sweet baby girl or boy who isn't so little anymore. That cute faced kids that you call MINE. They made these sentimental gifts.

    

These creative children also made clay owls to hang about your house. Using clay, black paint, colorful wire, and oil pastels these sweet owls were born. I think theeeee perfect keepsake.

And one more thing...

    

...check out that gift wrap. Isn't it the best?!

Happy Mothers Day everyday. Even in September.

I will be writing again soon. I have Summer Saturdays to discuss.

XOXO

PS - Excuse the iPhone photo's. That phone-ah-mah-jig is too handy. And I also wrote this blog a tad (a lot) past my bedtime.