OKCMOA to celebrate the new exhibition, Poodles & Pastries (and other important matters): New Paintings by Franco Mondini-Ruiz. We are taking inspiration from his paintings and sculptures to create our own unique works using different mediums.
Yesterday we focused on collages in a class for 3-5 year olds and in Drop-in Art where children of all ages come to create.
In the class we talked about sweet treats, especially cupcakes! We visited the gallery to view the new works and read the book, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff.
We went over our steps but I have reminders on the board.
Supplies are ready to go:
Tables were supplied with baskets full of scrap paper, tissue paper, sequins, hole punches, glue sticks, yarn, scissors, background paper, 3 pre-cut cupcake bottoms and 3 icing tops. I explained that the tops for the icing could be covered and decorated or used as a template to trace on scrap paper and then the scrap paper could be cut out and used.
The children were instructed to decorate all 3 cupcakes differently. I think we succeeded! So much fun!
First ground our cupcakes with a semi circle. Then glue cupcake bottoms:
Now we start to top our cupcakes and decorate our papers!
You will need:
-9x12 heavy paper for background (we used tagboard)
-Various scrapbook papers
- Brown cardstock for cupcake bottoms (I pre-cut)
-White cardstock for icing tops (I pre-cut)
-Yarns, sequins,other embellishments
Here are some of our finished creations! Are you hungry yet? :)