Fun things to do with the kids and grandkids this summer--got any?
Here's a fun art project I did with my grandsons (ages 5 and 7) the other day. It was easy for me to set up, and they really liked it. They told their mother she had to try it, and I recommended it too, as it really is fun for all ages.
Start by cutting a sheet of 115-lb. card stock into eight 1 x 11" strips. Then for each face draw an oval on a blank sheet of card stock, and give it a little bit of neck. Using an X-Acto knife (away from the kids!), cut rectangles: one for each eye, and one for the mouth. Then cut vertical slits on the outside of each eye and on each side of the mouth. The slits should be longer than 1" long so the 1" wide strips will fit in them.
Draw different pairs of eyes on one strip, and different mouths on another. To make sure the eyes line up properly, you can thread the strip through the slit and under the eye rectangles, and then either mark each eye spot with a tiny dot or leave the strip in place while you draw the eyes directly on it.
For variety, you can Google cartoon eyes and cartoon mouths. I drew a bunch of these on a sheet of paper to give the boys some examples. They had fun making monster faces with . . . um . . . interesting hair. :-)
Do you have any summer activity ideas to share?