Monthly Archives: November 2008

Art Projects


I love the site, Art Projects for Kids. I get much of my inspiration for teaching my art class directly from this blog. There, Kathy presents easy to understand instructions for each project and she even categorizes them into age groups so you can quickly find what you might be looking for.

I wanted to show off some of my students’ art work that was inspired by the Art Projects for Kids blog site. I also wanted to encourage Kathy and let her know that I’m a faithful follower of her postings and look forward to the new projects she puts on the table. Thanks, Kathy!

The first picture of each project is from APFK and the bottom picture is from my classroom. Please excuse the poor quality of my pictures. The students’ work is already secured in a plastic sleeve in their portfolio so I couldn’t get rid of the darkness and glare.

You got one, too?

I still think this is funny….no matter how many times I read it.

Dear Mrs. McGinnis

Over the past six months, your husband has been causing quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and may be forced to ban both of you from the store. Our complaints against Mr. McGinnis are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

2. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, “Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away.”

3. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&M’s on layaway.

4. September 14: Moved a “CAUTION – WET FLOOR” sign to a carpeted area.

5. September 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told other shoppers he’d invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department.

6. September 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, “Why can’t you people just leave me alone?”

7. October 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

8. November 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

9. December 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the “Mission Impossible” theme.

10. December 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled “PICK ME! PICK ME!”

11. December 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed “OH NO! IT’S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!”

And last, but not least

15. December 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, “Hey! There’s no toilet paper in here!”