Gen 1: 9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. 10 God called the dry land earth, and the gathering of the waters He called seas; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so. 12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed after their kind, and trees bearing fruit with seed in them, after their kind; and God saw that it was good. 13 There was evening and there was morning, a third day.
We are starting with the reveal shot on this one. Instead of warming up with play-doh or chalk today, I had them run around the yard looking for interesting leaves for leaf rubbings.
Peel some crayons (fun!) and place the leaves veiny-side-up under a piece of thin paper. We used tracing paper. Experiment with patterns, shapes, and overlapping colors.
Then it's off to the next project: Hot Rocks!
I first learned about hot rocks years ago on this blog. It's a favorite.
Collect or buy some smooth, clean stones--about the size of your palm. We got a package of rocks at Walmart, in the flower-arranging craft aisle, for about 5 bucks.
Place the rocks on a foil-lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees. Warn the kids 20-25 times not to touch the rocks with their hands. Set the rocks in front of them, and protect your work surface from the heat with some padding. (We made a bed of paper towels, covered with a piece of foil.)
Grab some crayons and start drawing on the rock. The wax melts to the hot rock and shows up in brilliant, beautiful streams of color.
Try to cover the whole top of the rock in color.
Wait until they cool off before picking them up.
And then take a picture!