Documented sighting of rare Nutriabearsheepalope, and other silly art

This week’s activities are all inspired by animals. They have constructed caterpillars/turtles/a crab out of craft pompoms and googly eyes. Some of them have even given them habitats (though that seems an odd word when you’re giving your “calapiller” a big screen television.

We also covered a table with animal magazines and pieced together hybrid animals–not the least of which being the Basilkleoparbird.

It would be a shame to ignore the less-exotic animals of the world: pets. So yesterday we all looked up our pets in an encyclopedia of cat and dog breeds. Yup, this is my tortoiseshell calico ragdoll/persian. Or whatever. I realized that my cat and students share an endless love of cardboard boxes.

I support this addiction wholeheartedly. Basically, I subscribe to the Not A Box Philosophy.

Not A Box by Antoinette Portis

So I took this Matilda-in-a-box picture and applies Not A Box. Now she’s popping out of a….

Spaceship. Maty came too.

There are already 2 new Where’s Matilda pictures, so you’ll have some to look forward to next week. For now, Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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1 Comment

  1. April 26, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Seeing all of your kids artwork is inspiring. Children in China don’t get to color much, and their artwork is not quite as creative as what your kids do. I must start posting some of their work. Actually, must take pics of them while they are coloring so you can see their reaction!


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