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« on: January 14, 2010 09:10:43 AM »

I'm drawing a crafty blank!  Every year our school has a silent auction fundraiser and each grade level creates and contributes an item to be sold.  Items have included personalized quilts, different things (bowls, trays, picnic tables, book shelves, frames, aprons,...) that the kids have put either a paint handprint or fingerprint and name on. Older children obviously do more complex projects, like this year I know one grade is doing a cookbook, one mom is having 7th graders graffiti a picnic table, I forget what else.  You get the idea?  Somehow  :)I got volunteered to create the project with/for the Early Childhood classes.  These are children from age 3 to kindergarten with delays or disabilities, so I want to think of something sweet and special (that looks great to raise mucho dollars) keeping in mind that what the children will be able to do is rather limited.  I had the thought of maybe rolling and cutting Sculpey squares for their fingerprints ( a little more elegant than paint) and then.....putting the squares on a tray? a mirror?  This is where I have a creative stumble.  Please help, brilliant creative crafters!  Thank You!!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010 09:19:34 AM »

My sons preschool class (mind you he has DS and their class has kids with a mix of developmental disablilities) have done ceramic tiles with painted handprints..and the back of the tiles have felt which the kids can glue on themselves too..

even having them paint their handprints onto pillow cases and hand towels..

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010 09:12:52 AM »

Children in the preschools I know often make pictures glueing onto paper small balls of crumpled tissue paper in different colours, mosaic style.  I was thinking that it might be an idea to choose an item or animal, make a structure to represent it-maybe out of cardboard- and have the children decorate it by filling all the surface with those paper balls.

re-reading the OP I see there is an idea already growing here... Does the class have a totem animal or a mascot?  The squares could be arranged with its shape on a framed board or mirror.  I do like the idea of a mirror, it'd look really interesting.
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