Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pinterest Ideas in Action

I have been a bad blogger... not updating as often as I would like. So I am going to try to get some updates going. I have been implementing a lot of ideas I have pinned on Pinterest so I will start by describing a few.
Last year I saw these white umbrellas in the Oriental Trading catalog and thought those would be great for my Art Club to make a donate to our Holiday Auction. But I wasn't sure how the designing would go.
So this little photo from Pinterest got me started...

Here is where it came from:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmhurt71/4498578774/in/faves-mycreativebuzz/
It is actually folded paper but it reminded me of an umbrella!
Here are the finished umbrellas my 4th and 5th grade Art Club kids made - they got into groups and chose a theme for each one. They used fabric markers and I blew each one with a hairdrier to heat set them. I would be afraid to acutally use them in the rain - but they make great decor.

tie dye polka dots!

GES is our school - I like the popcorn, soda movie mask idea!

Nature and animal theme

this one had an animal, nature theme. They were inspired by my animal print - wild about art theme in my room!
they put their names into a word search on the last panel.

I think they turned out great!

3 comments (+add yours?)

Marilena said...

What a great project by your students.
I love the bold colors, lines and patterns.

Miss said...

What a great fundraising idea- I wonder how you could make them usable in the rain? On a random note, I saw the boss of Oriental Trading on the TV show "Undercover Boss" a while back... very interesting.

Steffi said...

I bought these from oriental trading and could not figure out how to approach a lesson. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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