Semi-Splatter Painting By Gideon

September 25, 2008 at 5:57 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Original Post Date: March 07, 2008 12:12 PM EST


A painting Gideon did at the Beach Party at the Library.
Gideon made this with paints and a toothbrush. They were supposed to lay the foam stickers down and paint on a screen over the paper. That way we’d have a shadow painting of the fish. If you look closely you can see one done like that when I was showing Gideon what to do. He, however decided the inner artist didn’t like that idea, lol. So he painted on his own. This is what he came up with. 🙂

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Gideon’s Newset Addition To His Art Journal

September 25, 2008 at 5:55 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original Post Date: March 07, 2008 12:24 PM EST

child,preschooler,fun,love,son,art Gideon’s latest artwork. This is made with glitter glue, pom-poms and buttons. There’s also one die cut there.

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Piggie Bank Fun. (Kid’s Kraft Made From Recycled Materials)

September 25, 2008 at 5:54 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Original Post Date: March 01, 2008 04:47 PM EST

We took a bit of a break from our journaling project and did something a bit different. Last week I bought this kid’s kraft magazine as an impulse buy. It looked cute and I really liked that a lot of the items were made from recycled things that most of us have lying around our house. The cost of the magazine was easily offset by not needing to purchase craft materials for the projects.

So, last night I handed Gideon the magazine and asked him what looked fun that we could make. At first he looked at cover saying he wanted one that has money in it and later found a totem pole he liked. However, once he saw the piggie bank he was sold on the idea. He quickly cleaned up his mess and we got to work on the bank.

So, what did we use to make the bank? Stuff that we (and I bet that you) have lying around the house. A old bottle (ours was from the G2 drinks), some scrapbook double sided tape, scrapbook paper, craft foam, foam beads, and a hole puncher. It doesn’t get easier than this.

I never really looked at the instructions how to make it and I’d bet you don’t have to either. This was something that Gideon adored and when he woke today he ran for his piggy bank and put some more money in it.

Below are a series of photos of the bank we worked on. We decided against cutting a hole in the top as it was kinda hard to do, and before I got a chance to cut one in there Gideon was already happily sticking his money in the nose. I figure why cut the piggie open if he’s happy using the nose?

Here’s the front and the side of our piggy. Gideon chose the colors and helped with the tape and did the hole puncher as well. He also picked out the feet he liked.

Side and back of our pig.

The front of our pig with the magazine we used for it.

The front and side of our bank.

You might find that the pig is front heavy. Just be sure that you position the coins inside so that it is able to sit upright.

That’s all there is to making this sweet little bank. 🙂 If you or your child make one I’d love if you left a link to it here in my comment section. I’d be glad to hop on over and view it.

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Creating Gideon’s Art Journal Part Two: Shhhh Artist At Work!

September 25, 2008 at 5:51 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original Post Date: February 23, 2008 06:25 AM EST

Today Gideon got up, ate some easy mac and asked to make some more pictures. Wow, I thought.. not Nintendo? He must have really enjoyed his time last night! He made several new pictures today! 🙂

So, out comes the art supplies. I go whole hog today and take everything out of the box, bring in some markers, crayons and Gideon’s art kit too! Whew!

Just look at this trove of material just waiting to spark his imagination! Floor? What? We need a floor? *grin*

Phew! With all that laid out it was time to choose his paper to work with. He chose a blue background paper with a fish with a bit of red in it. Red is his favorite color.

He decided to clip it to a scrapbook paper book to prevent it from sliding, which I thought was a pretty good idea too. Here you see some glitter paint on his picture.

Gideon is hard at work making glitter paint 10’s, a Q and a big flower.

Here’s his finished work. In case you are wondering why I show the 2 page and single page views, it’s so that you can see the details in the pages as well as get a feel for how the journal as a whole looks.

Here’s the first two pictures of the day.

Picture one: Done on fish all over printed paper with glitter glues! Can you see the 10, Q and big flower?

Picture #2. Done on a heart vine border with one crayon sticker and one rhinestone. Simplicity!

Pictures #3 and #4 have gone to the cats!

Picture #3. Gideon used a red bordered paper with one magazine cut out cat and one computer print out cat. He added a Garfield sticker and some neon yellow tape at the top.

Picture #4. Kitty in the mailbox magazine cutout. Simple, but it works well.

Pictures #5 and #6.

Picture #5 is another glitter glue picture. Pretty and sparkly.

Picture #6 is bursting with a rainbow of colors with a Babs bunny (think that’s her name) money sticker placed over a bear patterend paper.

Picture #7. Gideon returned to the glitter glues, but decided he liked the thick glue (minus tip) rather than the thin ones. This is still drying hours later, lol!

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Creating Gideon’s Art Journal Part One: Artist At Work. (Photo Essay)

September 25, 2008 at 5:50 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , )

Original Post Date: February 22, 2008 06:24 AM EST

Well, Gideon’s little art journal is underway! I’m in need of going to Walmart to develop some photos Gideon took with his digital camera so I can include them in here as well. Yes, Gideon has explored many art mediums including clay. You can find a lot of his work in my namespace content or in my children’s groups if you are interested.

So, where does his journal stand progress wise? Well, we have the inside cover done (very simple) and three new collages that he did tonight. These are his first ever collages and I think he did a fantastic job! By then again I’m his mom.. I’m biased.

I pulled out my box of magazine cut outs tonight for him to use for his collages and my scrapbook calander sheets.

This is just a small percentage of my magazine cutouts. I have  more here that I need to cut around still. They are all in boxes and envelopes organized by theme and marked on the box top or envelope front what is inside.

Here’s a closer look at some of the cutouts.

The front of the art journal.

This is the inside cover and first page.

Inside cover. Pretty simple. It was covered in this clud paper from the store and I just wrote a simple dedication and put a post-it note where Gideon wrote “mom” in for my ‘signature.’ The post it note is removable since it’s only placed in there with the corner mounts.

Page one. Gideon’s first ever collage. He used a truck print paper with a red center, some magazine cut outs and stickers.

Second page, second collage. This was with some paper that had a fish border. He used a sticker and some block cut outs.

Page two and three.
The image

A closer look at page three with Gideon’s third collage. This is with a heart flower border paper and a holographic dollar sticker and a stickopotomous holographic sticker.

That’s all for now. Gideon tells me he’d like to make more pictures tomorrow.

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Gideon’s Elephant and Caterpillar Drawing

September 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original Post Date: January 26, 2008 05:53 PM EST


A caterpillar (upper left) and an elephant drawn by Gideon on a dry erase board. ^^Taken with an HP Photosmart M425 camera NO Editing done^^

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Before And After: Gideon’s Spongebob Drawings.

September 25, 2008 at 5:46 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original Post Date: January 26, 2008 08:22 PM EST

As many of you know Gideon loves to draw and he loves Spongebob! Back in September I published This photo essay with some of Gideon’s more recent drawings. This was the first time he ever drew Spongebob.

Here’s his first Spongebob drawing!

Pretty good for a first time effort.

Well months later he got better at his Spongebob drawings. Here’s how he draws him now:

What a difference a couple months makes in his art!

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Gideon’s Truck Drawing

September 25, 2008 at 5:45 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Original Post Date: January 25, 2008 02:08 AM EST

Gideon’s truck. I’m just amazed at the detail on this.

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Gideon’s Pretzel and Marshmallow Snowman

September 25, 2008 at 5:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original Post Date: January 13, 2008 04:05 PM EST

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A little snowman picture Gideon did at playgroup on Thursday. They did the circles for him and he glued marshmallows and pretzels and eyes on. He also said it needed a mouth, so when he got home he gave it a mouth.

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Gideon’s Sonshine

September 25, 2008 at 5:42 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Original Post Date: January 05, 2008 02:05 AM EST


Sonshine: When there’s no sun outside we still have some Sonshine in the sky! A drawing on our back window by Gideon in window FX markers. Taken with a Canon Powershot A560 camera – No editing done.

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