Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Western Week Day #3: Into the Sunset

For Day #3 of our Western Week Dance Camp we are learning more new dance steps and finishing up our sunsets!

Day #3 Agenda

8:50-9:00am - Parent Drop-off / Student Sign-in
9:00-9:30am - Warm-up - we made Negative Space Statues
9:30-10:00am - Jazz Dance class - adding on to our dances
10:00-10:45am - Craft -
10:45-11:00am - Snack Time
11:00-11:45am - Tap Class - reviewing yesterday's dance
11:45-12:00pm - Games / Cool-down - we made an obstacle course

Day #3 Crafts: Cowboy Sunsets (Part 2) & Bead Pins

Part Two of Cowboy Sunsets:

Yesterday we made the "sunset" portion of the craft and had to let the coffee filters dry overnight.

Adding dye to the coffee filters

Prep Work for today's craft: Cutting out the rims of paper plates

Today we will make and decorate the frames.  Here is our set-up for today's portion of the craft:

The silhouettes can be found here - we printed and cut them out ahead of time.

The kids let loose with glue and glitter and decorated their frames.

Before we glued it, the kids picked out a silhouette and pasted it between the sunset and the frame.

Completed sunset!

For the Bead Pins craft, you will need:

- Pony Beads
- Many small safety pins
- A few large safety pins
- Sandwich baggies

Instructions and the cactus pattern for this craft can be found at Making Friends Crafts. The basic idea is that you take a pattern of pony beads and slip them onto small safety pins, which then go onto a large safety pin to make a design.

We helped simplify the process by pre-making baggies with the right number of pins and beads and an example of each pattern:

The "boot" pattern bead pin
 Then the kids began making them!  Our younger students (age 6 & 7) needed help at times closing the pins or figuring out the pattern, but everyone ended up with a nice pin at the end.

Working on a cactus pin.

Finished cactus pin!

Happy Trails!

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