IH – September 22: Papier-Mache

An accessible goal? Haha – reference 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 …

AR – September 20: Tie-Dye Week + Animal Children

Yep, we’re dyeing a bunch of stuff. I bought these dyes, see photo, for $50. That’s about $3/kid, and the labels say we can dye over 100 items – or 5-6 things per kid. I also have a tub of rubber bands and some popsicle sticks. Here’s a tutorial with 17 tie-dye patterns. Read up …

IH – September 15: Motors + Loose Parts

We’re all about Rube Goldberg basics. This week we’ll explore simple machines or setting up reactions with whatever loose parts we can assemble. We’re looking, in particular, for rope, marbles, pulleys, wheels, battery-run motors + misc pieces for building/exploring motion physics (see link, link). Side note: this OK GO! video is awesome and showcases a TON …

AR – September 13: Water, Water, Everywhere

Yep, we’re doing water again before the weather turns to legit fall. Bring water balloons, water guns, tubs for water, water chalk AND (plot twist) water colors – those are just for painting. All of the water things in one day. And maybe a change of clothes? Also, here’s our semester schedule for the Monday …

IH – September 8: Leaf Rubbings + Object Stencils

This week we’ll make some artwork using nature elements we find onsite. Leaf, bark + rock rubbings are only part of what we can make using textures + natural objects. Crushed berries or mud mixed with water make “paints,” too. We’ll generally explore the intersection of art and nature with any objects we find and …

AR – August 30: Among Us IRL

AR = Arvada. This week our semester begins, and that means two locations. Please read carefully to ensure you’re going to the right place on the right day with the right stuff. MAMA PLANNING MEETING. It’s a new semester, so let’s dig in! I’ll have the list of kids’ interests and we can loosely pair/assign …

August 23 – Paper Airplanes + a Clay “Donut” Stand

It’s crafty week! The vote was divided between these two activities, and we definitely have the space and time to do both. So we are. It’s also our last session before fall semester. Please let me know if you’ve invited friends to join us. We are expecting a bigger crowd this week before the groups …

July 26 – Water Play

Also, subscribe to our email list to get session info directly. I’m posting this here to make it easier than ever to sign up. 😉 We’re playing with water this week, all sanctioned by church staff! Bring squirt guns for a water fight – no head squirting! prep your people – and a sprinkler for …

July 19 – Paper Hats + Masks

Good morning! We’re planning to meet just as last week, but with a few considerations: more blankets! legit activities! Please ask your kids what topic they’d like to explore with everyone. A little background prep so we can discuss these as a group and decide on next week, maybe a bit beyond, depending on the …

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