It’s mess week! We’re doing papier-mache, using the basic paper-glue concoction to craft masks.
Annie is buying a stack of masks for us to use, so bring cash to reimburse her. (Maybe $3-5/kid? Price tbd…). We need newspaper for this project! We’ll also need cardboard for building out the faces we’d like to make, plus beads/gems, feathers, and paint.
We’re also making paper this week. Here, here, and here are some directions. If anyone has extra screens lying around (I have one), those would be helpful for pressing the paper (any size will do). We also need rags + old towels for squeezing out water and small tubs for our paper mush. Bring some paper you’re ready to recycle. If it’s thick, start soaking it at home.
Basic steps to craft an animal mask. To step it up, this lady’s directions make masks that are art. Wanna start early? Use this tutorial to make a mask to fits your face, then bring that to embellish with us.
10 am – Free play while everyone arrives / Game/puzzle/coloring table set up indoors
Decide on group game to play together + play!
11 am – Begin project time
12 pm – Lunch outside in the shade + free play
2 pm – Tea + coffee time (bring mugs, tea + creamer for your fam)
3:30 pm – Clean up, then outside play
4 pm – End of our rental period
Games + Activities Table
We will continue to share a table of games, puzzles and/or crafting materials. Bring whatever calming materials your kids enjoy + can share.
This week, please bring:
Tub/bucket, glue, paper + newspaper, $, mask trim + accessories
A blanket/chairs/hammocks for outdoors
Lunch + snacks for your people
Tea + coffee
A game, craft or puzzle to share
Sept 29 SKIP – No group today.
Oct 6 Fairy Houses + Fairy Garden
Build individual fairy houses to take home + a fairy garden together that will stay on the property for further play + actual fairy living. Natural supplies (sticks, leaves, moss, stones) plus clay, nontoxic glue, etc.
October 8 Group Hike – Friday @ 1pm – Mt Falcon West)
October 13 Painting + Nature paint brushes / Earth art mobiles
Art paper, every kind of paint + brush; we’ll also make nature-based paint brushes with leaves, bark, or pine needles / the mobiles need string/twine
October 16 – MAMA Hike – Saturday @ 9am (Elk Meadow Stagecoach Trail)
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