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Knitting and Pin Weaving

8 Jul

As always, each day at camp proves to be fun filled.  Today we did a lot of knitting.

3rd grader knitting.

3rd grader knitting.

4th grader finishing up.

4th grader finishing up.

And we learned something new…Pin Weaving!

3rd grader pin weaving.

3rd grader pin weaving.

4th grader pin weaving.

4th grader pin weaving.

3rd grader pin weaving.

3rd grader pin weaving.

We also played with the chicks during break time.IMG_2474IMG_2475IMG_2476

Holding and playing with the chicks is a huge enjoyment for our campers!

3rd and 4th grade yarn dolls.

3rd and 4th grade yarn dolls.

Knitting Camp!!

7 Jul

We started knitting camp today!

Knitting Camp.

Knitting Camp.

Yarn and projects were chosen.

Knitting Camp.

Knitting Camp.

And we got started right away.

4th grade knitter.

4th grade knitter.

9th grade knitter.

9th grade knitter.

3rd grade knitter.

3rd grade knitter.

3rd grade knitter.

3rd grade knitter.

Everyone had such great concentration!

Yarn girls, boys and octopi.

Yarn girls, boys and octopi.

We took our break about half way through the morning and then created these cute little fellows!!

9th grade scarf.

9th grade scarf.

This 9th grader had been working on a scarf prior to class and finished it in class this morning.  Tomorrow will be another great day!

Session 7 of knitting and sewing starting up!

9 Apr

The last couple of posts have been dedicated to our sewing classes and I wanted to share some of the fabulous knitting that has been going on.

3rd grader with a finished bear leg.

3rd grader with a finished bear leg.

This brand new knitter has just finished the first leg of her bear.  She worked so hard on this!!

4th grader with her squirrel.

4th grader with her squirrel.

We also had a fun finish today – this 4th grade student finished her squirrel stuffed animal.  Isn’t it so cute!  This project took quite awhile and comprised many new skills – increasing, decreasing, gathering and more.

Poufy tail!

Poufy tail!

Just look at that fun tail!  It is made similar to a pompom but in many sections to create the length.

3rd grader knitting on circular needles - more than 100 stitches!!

3rd grader knitting on circular needles – more than 100 stitches!!

This is also an impressive piece of knitting.  There are over one hundred stitches on these circular needles and the third grader knitting this has already finished about 25 rows – you do the math!!!  She has informed me that she is now going to change colors and add both a white stripe and a red stripe.  I cannot wait to see how this turns out!

And the fun continues in Arts ‘n Crafts Camp!

18 Jul

We are in process with several different projects right now.  But never fear!  We will finish everything up by Friday.IMG_0165First we paper mached the small bowl.  After is was dry and trimmed, we glued it to the big bowl.IMG_0150We put several layers of paper mache on the bowls.  We used two sizes of bowls to create a pedestal bowl.  Once the paper mache was dry, it was time to trim the edges and make our last adjustments and “fixes” before painting.IMG_0168Then we glued the bowls together and paper mached the join to hide it.  Now, after it’s dry, it’s ready to paint.IMG_0154We moved on to painting pots.  These pots, after painting, will be decoupaged with fun images.  They will be perfect colorful additions to any garden!IMG_0161The campers really enjoyed painting.

5th grade painted pot.

5th grade painted pot.

This one looks like a gift!IMG_0162Sorry the picture is so blurry, but I had to include it – doesn’t this camper look so happy??  And isn’t her pot beautiful?!IMG_0164This one contained a LOT of detail.IMG_0156After painting the pots, we started our glue oil pastel drawings.  This is the first step.  The campers drew a picture of anything they wanted on a piece of cardboard.  Then we followed the outline of the drawing with a thick bead of glue.  Once it dries we can use our oil pastel crayons to color and blend our pictures.IMG_0157The picture on the lower right is pretty interesting.  This camper plans to use a combination of the oil pastels along with adding some details in ink.  I can’t wait to see how this one turns out.IMG_0171Last, but definitely not least, we worked on these yarn octopi.  I hadn’t planned on doing these with the campers, but they saw the ones on the counter from our crochet class in the morning and really wanted to make some – so of course I had to say yes!  They had so much fun with these!

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