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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shout out to Artolazzi!

TUTORIAL FOR LIZARD HEAD HERE  I have been so busy lately and have hardly had time to blog. Thank you so much for the Versatile blogger awards. I will eventually get some time to reciprocate! I appologise! I really appreciate all my readers and your sweet sweet comments. I have two high maintenence toddlers at home that keep me on my toes! We have been doing so many things in here and I need to catch up and bring my camera this week to update the latest. Here are some things from a few weeks ago…
These cubes are so easy to make and you can be so creative with what they put inside. Some kids put an alien inside, some made flowers, animals, tvs, and some made it into a giant robot head
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Ok this made my day. Today I had a parent tell me that they were on their way to the zoo and saw a painting of Van Gogh outside the art museum and the child said, “Look mommy, it’s Vincent Van Gogh!” It made the two weeks of yellow paint stains on my pants completely worth it!!
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Shout out to Artolazzi! Jenny Bartolazzi, you are a genius!
Your ideas impress me and your posts never disappoint. I am so glad you blog so I can copy you!
My kids are so happy with their chameleons because of you. I love the candid picture I caught of a student snuzzling up to her chameleons as though they were made out of velvet and purred like kittens!! You can find step by step instructions for these chameleons on her blog here:
My kids used the same steps as we used on the bunny head to make the chameleon head
They LOVED them.
We watched these videos first, some of the other classes gave theirs sun glasses

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Some kids even made a cube cage for their Chameleons and I gave a prize to the one who could spell chameleon first!
AND I will conclude with a random photo from one of my recent newborn photoshoots that has nothing to do with elementary art! This also keeps me busy! Is she not the cutest thing God ever breathed life into!
She makes my ovaries hurt!


  1. How on earth did you get that gorgeous photo?!! So adorable! Very Anne Geddes (who I love).

  2. Mary,it is all about balance, heat, and a very very sleepy 11 day old baby! Is she not the cutest thing? You can see the rest on my photog website referenced above!

  3. I love those Van Gogh sunflowers. The gold frame around it is wonderful.

  4. Oh I love the story about the child who still remembered Vincent Van Gogh!
    The cameleons are great!
    I'm doing a cameleon project too! I will post it next Saturday (I think). My class is almost finished!

  5. What a precious darling! Love your take on the lizards, it's in my plans for next week!

  6. May I ask what grade painted the Van Gogh Inspired Sunflowers with the gold frames and what size paper the paintings are on?

  7. I love the 3D lizards. My 8 year old couldn't wait to try making one. We had fun creating them. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Easily the best art project I have ever done! I teach art in the afternoon and my kids went nuts over these ! My kinders are jealous and want them too! Thank You! I worked on taping them during a staff meeting and all the teachers loved them too!

  9. How do you make the cubes? How did you make the chameleon heads? Help!!?? Love them!!!

  10. How did you make the head?? LOVE IT!!

  11. How do you make the lizard body/tail?

  12. And the baby..... *sigh* soooo beautiful. Thanks for including that sweet photo!


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