This week my family had a bit of excitement. Both of my children were chosen to be in the city-wide art show.This was a first for my son, and the second time for my daughter, and I don’t think it would be possible to be anymore excited!
Here they are with their projects.My daughter did a pop out scene, and my son’s project was a leaf rubbing which he drew ripples around to look like leaves falling on a pond. … Their art teacher is Ah…mazing!
After finding their artwork we walked through the entire art show looking at all the pieces. Like every year, my children fixated on this project. They are called monster boxes. My daughter had her’s in the art show last year, and my youngest can’t wait to be a first grader so he can make a monster box too.
My husband took pity on him, and this week he made one of his own…. and destroyed it playing with it before I could snap a picture 🙁 It really is a great project so I thought I would share with you how it is done. It is a great project for your class, or a rainy summer day activity for your child.
1) Gather materials: an empty tissue box, paints, wiggle eyes, construction paper, and any other items you think you could use to decorate.
2) Make your plan: The drawings you see on the wall of the monster boxes were made by the first graders before they made the actual monster boxes. They were shown the materials they were allowed to use and then drew their plan to make the monster box.
3) Follow your plan: Paint the box according to your plan, let it dry, then glue on the other items following the plan you made.
4) (Not pictured) Write: At school the students spent time writing about their monster box. Some children wrote a how to piece, and others wrote a narrative adventure for their box.
It is a super fun project,….. and now I’m headed off at my children’s request to spend Saturday making more monster boxes with them. Have a great weekend!