I also want to mention that we're so blessed by our Children's Ministry Leaders. All this was handled by three women, who took care of every detail. There is soooooo much work that goes on behind the scenes, and for the most part, it goes unnoticed.
My children's favorite project was definitely these paper mache masks! I love how they have them displayed on this cardboard tree! On the table are sandcastles, but the mixture was sand and glue so this way it would be permanent! That was probably the messiest project of them all!
This was really cool too! They blew up black & white photos of the kids faces, cut them in half, and the kids got to draw the other side of their face. A semi-self portrait! The 3rd-5th graders did this project.
Now, this is a project the 4-7 year olds did. They had the same black & white photos, but they had them just cut their face and eyes out and glue it on a piece of paper. They partially glued the eyes down, but if you flip it open, they drew their eyes on the paper too. They also decorated around the face by drawing hair, etc.
If you are familiar with my blog, then you will notice that these lighthouse paintings look very familiar! Well, that's because one of the teachers is Eli's art teacher on Mondays!
Some of you may recognize that picture in the middle. It is called "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh. I think the kids did an amazing job with their interpretation of it!
More Starry Night paintings!
Aren't these gorgeous?
If you look at the first picture with the banner, you will see two vases with flowers. Both of the age groups had to paint them.