- Program Goals
- Reach middle school students
- Build relationships with after school center
- Circulate materials
I started visiting our local after school center (It's a volunteer-run religious group that shares space with the school. It's complicated) last fall. The kids' interest in the books I've brought varies - they prefer graphic novels they can skim through on the spot - but their enthusiasm for the art projects I've brought has been high. I told all the kids this was DANGEROUS and of course that made it more exciting.
- old crayons
- glue, pencil sharpeners, paper clips
- pasteboard squares and strips (donated), paper, foil, freezer paper
- iron, embossing heat tool (mine - brought it to share)
We basically fiddled around and melted stuff. The kids got really into making a crayon melt - they lined up a row of peeled crayons on a strip of pasteboard and melted them onto it, then held it against the foil and used the embossing tool to make them drip!
- Attendance: 20
- Feedback/Connections: There were 20-30 kids in the building and about...7? actively participated. Others hung out and chatted, watched, played with the Osmo, were sad that this was the ONE time I did not bring books (somebody has been waiting to read Lumberjanes 2)
- Notes: I really wish I had a hot plate, it would be a lot easier than the iron.