Thursday, 20 March 2014

A palace of snow

Sometimes nature just hands you a construction material at just the right time...

absolutely load of "kramsnö" (squeeze snow or hug snow) was at our disposal today... we started off making lots of snow balls... and then a tall snowman, that just got bigger and bigger and turned into a tower... a tower where Sleeping Beauty was sleeping... so we needed to make the rest of the palace...

All hands on deck... and a palace we had... complete with windows...

 At the end of the day one of the children went by to chack out the palace on the way home... and sent a photo of a pile of mushed snow... yep the palace had been demolished...




So the question is ... do we return there tomorrow and have a look and talk about the events? Or do we let the children have their memeory of an intact palace... stay tuned tomorrow to find out what we do!!



There are more Sleeping Beauty art going on too in the atelier... the start of a hedge of thorns and roses that surrounds the palace/castle using tissue paper - yellow, two shades of green, white and off white. I mixed white glue with water to create a wash which a dumped a whole load of green glitter in... the children then layered and layered the tissue paper using the wash to fix it onto the paper... so glue ON TOP of the paper, rather than under... this will give the baclground of the bush a glossy and sparkly look...

Always interesting to see how children want to paint in the same place until the paper almost rips... the same was with this glitter glue wash... (using plastic spatulas) one child glued and glued in the same areas... creating a very glittery patch indeed!

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