I have only been painting about a year now. I have noticed that up until recently I wasn’t happy with the paint brushes that I buy. They always seem to shed hair. I am not crazy about hair on the canvas as it’s hard to pick out. I recently had the chance to purchase the Santa Fe Art Supply Artist Brush Set for a heavily discounted price for my review. I must say that this is the best money I have ever spent on a set of paint brushes.
DIY – Learn to make your own modeling paste and save your self a little money. This recipe only uses three ingredients to make. If your a crafter then your probably already have most of the supplies. You will need baby powder, acrylic paint, and modge podge. You will also need a air tight container to store it in.
History is one of our favorite subjects in this house. When looking at curriculum for history, I try to find ones that seem intriguing and involve hands on activities. Home School in the Woods has some really awesome projects for history. We are currently working on Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Egypt. You can spread this across 8 – 12 weeks. This particular project is for grades 3 – 8.
Today’s kids craft project is how to make swimming fishes. I wasn’t really sure what to call it, so I had let my daughter pick out a name for this project and she named it Swimming Fishes. In all reality that is what these fish were meant to do in this project. It actually turned out really nice as the texture on the fiber board make it look like water. The fish just pop out of the painting. We are going to put a frame on once we are totally finished. We still have more fish to paint. I thought this went nicely with the theme love summer art. As when you think of the beach, you think of the ocean. At least we do. The ocean is one place we have yet to see.
One of the things I like to use is an online planner for our homeschool. My main purpose of use is to keep track of time spent in hours. Our state requires 875 hours of homeschooling a year. There are things we do that I don’t even think about adding to the planner, not because I can’t I just forget to add. I also wanted an online planner to be simply to use. Well I found everything I was looking for in a planner and more with Homeschool Planet by Homeschool Buyers Co-op.