Every Wednesday in our house is NO TV night. We started this because our kids (and the adults) were too dependent on the TV. We do crafts and activities. Sometimes the activity is as simple as going to the playground. Other times we go crazy and build catapults.

A new activity for this year is BASEBALL CARD ART (which is in addition to our other activities). Each week we have a theme and we each create a piece of art on a baseball card size piece of paper. This blog is to document all of the art week by week in order to save it and share it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week 44: Pictures as coloring pages (September 19, 2012)

I found a website where you could turn a photo into a coloring page.  So I did that then turned them into baseball cards.  I printed 16 of them and let everyone choose a picture.

(Zoe, Wayne
Jamie, Henry)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Week 43: Coffee Filters (September 12, 2012)

We colored with markers on coffee filters to see how the markers reacted.

(Zoe, Henry
Jamie, Wayne)

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Week 42: Letters of our names (September 5, 2012)

I gave everyone letter stamps representing each letter of their name and told them to create a picture.

(Wayne, Henry

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Week 41: Crayons and watercolors (August 29, 2012)

It didn't work like it was supposed to but first you color a picture with a white crayon then watercolor over it to reveal the design.

(Wayne, Jamie
Zoe, Henry)

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Week 40: Giraffes (August 8, 2012)

We are back!  We took a break for T-Ball but now we are back to our routine.

I recently found some stamps in my craft supplies so I made a few baseball cards that are more like coloring pages.  This time we all had giraffes.

Wayne, Henry
Zoe, Jamie

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Week 39: Make your own ice cream (July 19, 2012)

I cut out a bunch of options for ice cream cones, dishes, and flavors.  Then everyone made their own ice cream.   We also had stickers and stamps for added "flavor"

Wayne (He had to use two bowls because I didn't make big enough ones), Henry
Zoe, and Jamie

Friday, July 13, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Week 36: Rainbows (June 13, 2012)

We are a little behind.  This is from 2 weeks ago.  We didn't do one last week because Zoe was at vacation bible school all week.  Hopefully we will be able to do some tomorrow even though we have swimming lessons for the next two weeks.  

Henry, Zoe
Jamie, Wayne

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Week 35: Eraser Art (June 6, 2012)

We used the eraser on the end of a pencil and several different ink pads to create these.

Wayne, Zoe
Henry (he also used his fingers),  Jamie

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Week 34: Ladybugs (May 30,2012)

This week we made ladybugs and we even had two guests join us.

Grandma H (w/ Henry's help); Henry (w/ Grandma's help)
Jamie; Zoe
Grandpa H; Wayne

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Week 32: Leaf Rubbings (May 16, 2012)

We missed a week due to a busy week but here we are again.
We found leaves in our yard and did leaf rubbings.

Wayne, Jamie
Henry (its there just really light), Zoe

Friday, May 4, 2012

Week 31: Cars (May 2, 2012)

I think we may watch Cars the Movie a little too much.  The theme was cars and we all drew pixar cars.  Henry had a little help from the mama.  He colored it in though.

Jamie - Tow Mater, Zoe - Lightening MaQueen
Henry - Zoe says it can be Sally, Wayne - Filmore

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Week 29: Monsters (April 18, 2012)

Things didn't go as planned.  We were going to do foam dino stickers (see Henry's) but they were just too big.  So we did Monsters instead.  

And we had a guest.....

(Grandma C., Wayne, Zoe
Henry, Jamie)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Week 28: Crazy Hair (April 11, 2012)

I drew a person for everyone that looked generally the same and gave the instructions to give the person Crazy Hair.  

Wayne, Zoe
Jamie, Henry

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Week 25: What we are looking forward to this summer (March 21, 2012)

Henry (Hot Dogs), Wayne (Camping in the backyard)
Jamie (watching the kids swim and reading a good book), Zoe (Rae and me were putting our feet in the water and we really wanted it to rain because it was hot then it rained and we were happy, that is the sun behind the clouds)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Week 24: Clean Plate Club (March 15, 2012)

Wayne, Henry
Zoe, Jamie

This weeks card was supposed to be something else but we made a quick change.
Everyone in our house finished their dinner which has NEVER happened before in our house. So we made badges for the clean plate club.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Week 20: Valentines (February 14, 2012)

Henry, Wayne,
Jamie, Zoe (she said hers was Storm Water)

We used our new homemade heart crayons and experimented with the colors.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Week 18: Alphabet (February 2, 2012)

Everyone was given a baseball card with the first letter of their name and told to make something with it.

Wayne - Lady Fish from "the Incredible Mt Limpet", Jamie - Umbrella
Zoe - Mama's office, Henry - Cookie

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Week 17: Penguins (January 26, 2012)

We followed directions to draw penguins.

Henry, Wayne (Penguin on vacation)
Zoe (rainbow penguin), Jamie

Friday, January 6, 2012

Week 14: Feet Art (January 5, 2012)

This week I traced everyone's foot on their card; then they were to turn the shape into something else.

Zoe - a mountain, Jamie - Ski Slopes
Wayne - an Island, Henry- a cookie