Thursday, December 18, 2008

dino done!

Managed to complete the dinosaur today, the last day of term. It will have to wait until January to move to its new 'museum' home elsewhere in school.

We like the fact that you can still see the underlying cardboard and unpainted bits of papier mache - a sort of impressionistic dinosaur sculpture!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

boxosaurus (2)

Almost complete - just facial details to be painted on. Today we 'textured' the body using cardboard rolls to print a scale effect.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas stars

Y2 today made simple but very effective stars/snowflakes from strips of paper.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

moleskine doodlz

Just playing around with collage and crayons in my moleskine. (Inspired by the work of Suzi Blu)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


As a way or rounding off the little origami project we've been doing in Y3 (boxes/packaging) we folded some Santa's and stuck them to cards.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

fridge magnets

All of the cards we made in the school enterprise club sold at our xmas fayre, so for the last session we made fridge magnets just for us. Simple card backing with tacky-back protective film and a magnetic strip (1 euro for 2.5m - a bargain).

With a due nod to Mondrian.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Origami tree

In Y3 we rounded off our origami endeavours by folding successively smaller pieces of paper into star baskets - and arranged them in a Christmas tree sort of way. We thought about putting small treats in the different boxes and using them as table decorations. We even contemplated making an advent type arrangement but decided we would need to start off with very large pieces of paper for the bottom boxes.

We have also started to paint our Boxosaurus. First an undercoat of green...