INDEX Of Gideon’s Art Instruction Videos

September 25, 2008 at 11:34 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

In May of 2008, Gideon decided he wanted to teach the kids online how to draw.  Such an ambitious desire for someone five years old. Of course I was ready with the camera to film his art instruction. Here’s a index of all of his videos, and it will be updated in the event that he decides to teach art some more in the future.

GIDEON THE ART TEACHER! Gideon Shows Everyone In Gatherland How To Make Button Suns! March 27, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: How To Draw Spongebob **OUTTAKE** March 31, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: How To Draw Spongebob March 31, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: How To Draw A Smiley Face March 31, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon’s Happy Sun. August 2, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon Shows Us How To Draw Pom Poms. August 2, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon Shows Us How To Draw Pom Poms (Part Two). August 2, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon Shows Us How To Draw Smiley Suns. April 2, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: How To Draw A Landscape & House. April 7, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Crazy Colors **OUTTAKE** April 7, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Happy Face **OUTTAKE** April 7, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Circle **OUTTAKE** April 7, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon Tries To Draw A Train **OUTTAKE** April 8, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon Tries To Draw A Dice **OUTTAKE** April 8, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Colorful Mess **OUTTAKE** April 8, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Chicken Hand April 8, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: How To Erase Chalk. April 10, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon’s Birdhouse – Part One. April 15, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon’s Birdhouse – Part Two. April 15, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon’s Birdhouse – Part Three. April 15, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: Gideon’s Birdhouse – Part Four. April 15, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Edition! April 27, 2008

Gideon The Art Teacher: SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Edition! #2 April 27, 2008

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Semi-Splatter Painting By Gideon

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

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

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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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Cute As A Button Picture Frames

September 25, 2008 at 2:14 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Original publish date: January 17, 2007 09:26 PM EST

This is a great project for kids of any age. A simple, but sweet photo frame lined with buttons.

What You Will Need:

  • Buttons of all shapes, colors and varities. The more the better!
  • Glue. (We used washable Elmer’s glue)
  • Cardstock or an old Manilla folder
  • A pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or some object to trace as an outline for the frame. (we used a refrigerator magnet frame)

How To Make It:

Take your ruler and draw a template the size and shape you desire. Or, alternately you can trace books, or other frames for size and shape. We used a refrigerator magnet frame for this template.

Set out your child’s button supply and glue. If child is old enough and able, allow them to glue and place the buttons on their own. If they need assistance, help as needed. My four year old made these on his own with little to no glue mess.

Instruct your child to leave the middle blank and to decorate the outer edges only.

Once the edges are filled with buttons you may either cut out the center and tape a photo to the backside of the frame, or tape the photo to the middle of the frame.

Your child might wish to color the spaces between the buttons with paint, markers or crayons for extra appeal.

If you wish this to be a magnet for the fridge, you may purchase a self stick magnetic sheet. Simply stick a large piece of magnet to the back and you are set. (If you feel the need you may also stick the full sheet to the back of the frame. Some of these frames are a bit hefty in weight when finished.)

These are really simple and a lot of fun for the kids to make. Best of all these require no fancy or costly materials, and most of this you should already have around the house.

These also could make a cute scrapbook addition that your child(ren) can contribute to.

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The finished frame with buttons, one gold charm and a sticker on it.

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Gideon’s Beaded Fish Craft

September 25, 2008 at 2:04 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This article was originally posted on September 19, 2006 08:11 AM EDT.

Cold rainy and even snowy weather is right around the corner. Some of you (like myself) might already be feeling the cold damp weather that is often associated with the fall months. So, what do you do when your kids want to go outside and it’s just too cold and wet?

Well, perhaps they’d enjoy a fun and easy  beaded project to make. This boosts young children’s creativity and helps them with their fine motor skills at all the same time.

Materials:

  • Various colored and shaped beads
  • A piece of cardboard (or other heavy stocked paper)
  • A small metal clip
  • Glue (I used a hot glue gun)
  • Scissors
  • Crayons (optional)
  • Paper scraps or gift wrap (optional)

Take your piece of cardboard and either freehand draw or trace an animal shape to it. (We did a fish as an activity to match the Rainbow Fish book we had read for the summer reading program at our local libray) Cut out the shape. Depending on the age of the child doing the craft, an adult might have to do this step.

Allow your child to choose the beads they would like to add to the cut out animal. If you are using glue that is child friendly (unlike the hot glue gun we used) you can let your child glue the beads on by themselves. If you, like me, use the hot glue gun allow your child to show you where to place the beads. This way they are still involved in the creation process. You can also glue down pieces of paper, gift wrap or even color with crayons. (My son colored the back of his fish with crayons.)

When the project is complete take a small office clip and clip to an outer edge. This will enable you to hang your project from a nail in the wall in your child’s room.

Enjoy! Your child will love this (or at least mine did since he was always fascineated by my bead collection) and they will take pride in their creation.

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The beaded fish Gideon made for a summer reading project.

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