Last year our Father's Day gift to all the men at church was a little "Our Dad Rocks!" paperweight that the children painted at Art Camp. They were hilarious. Some were pretty accurate - children are so honest. We got a lot of details about the dads and their hair or lack there of- ha!!
We decided that not only do dads rock but "Our Family Rocks!" so we made family portraits at art camp this summer.
We painted a scrap board and some smooth round rocks. A little skin tone paint and some hair and we were ready for the details.
The teacher used a little Liquid Nails to glue the rocks to the board and then the children, depending on age, used paint or Sharpies to label their families. We put screw eyes and a wire hanger on the board and we beaded the wire hanger.
This project really rocked!!
I made one also because I think my family rocks, too!!
( sorry - it's so much cuter without the paper strips blocking the names!!)
This was a practically free project- the board was scrap lumber, the rocks were free and if it's a large group one bucket of rocks makes a lot of families or "dad" paperweights. The landscaper near the church donates all the rocks I use all year long but a big bag is only "3 something" at Lowe's or Home Depot. I had the paint, the tube of Liquid nails was a couple of dollars and the beads and wire were hanging around but again very little cost if you had to buy them. This could be done in a classroom for more than 20 students for less than $8.00 if someone donated scrap lumber.
These could also be glued to the Dick Blick canvasses and that would be less than 75 cents per child.
So, Rock On!!