I can say hands down that this was the most well received activity of all the art that we have done on Monday Madness.
Reason: Even the boys loved it.
Ok.. So the materials were pretty simple and cost next to nothing. We had bought a new microwave (the old one stopped working and gave off the smell of burnt plastic when we turned it on, so it had to go in the bin) and the box had a lot of styrofoam material. I got the styrofoam cut, arbitrarily. Then on the way back from work, I bought a pack of wooden skewers and a box of toothpicks.
The idea was for the kids to make sculptures using the styrofoam to make joints. There are many versions of this floating around, the most popular one being to use marshmallows and toothpicks, though I have seen at the artful parent one using grapes. (We should try it at home)
So the kids got started. They were a bit unsure at first because of the novelty of the materials, though one or two of the older ones had done the marshmallow thing.
Up next on Monday madness, nothing concrete yet, but I am thinking of doing something Diwali related - Either cornstarch/ flower or leaf Rangoli- which might get somewhat messy, or making lamps from air dry clay. I remember seeing a homemade recipe for air dry clay which I have not tested yet. Next Monday, 8.30pm then.