Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Operation Christmas Child

Our Mini-Co-op (still trying to come up with a cool name that does not make us wonder if we should use 1 dash or 2)  - anyway, our Mini-Coop (?) is getting ready for Operation Christmas Child.  Our larger Homeschool group's Good Works Club is gathering shoeboxes filled with gifte to be distributed locally, and my church is gathering shoeboxes with toiletries and gifts to distribute through Samaritan's Purse

Instead of wrapping boxes, we are painting boxes - Kadinsky and Mondrian-style.

Love the use of the abandoned toddler toy.

Painting these boxes was more mom-intensive then I had thought.  I sent out an "ART SHIRT ALERT," but didn't think moms would need an art shirt, too. Careful, Peg!

I have a whole stack of Sm'Artie rulers to use in art class - Go ahead!  Get Sharpie marker all over them!   

 I had preprimed with Gesso and painted the boxes white. The children penciled in some boudaries, then went to town with acrylic paint.

This week we just painted the lids.  Next week we paint the body of the box a solid color.

Kadinsky-inspired masterpiece.

1 comment:

  1. It was a fun, but exhausting day. We loved being outdoors with some cooler weather. Both boys were worried that they'd be bored at a girl's house, but proclaimed that it was the best co-op day ever. They loved your woods and can't wait to come back!!!