There are so many ways to use our creativity to increase beauty & hope in the world, so many. I'm always scouting out via Pinterest & Instagram for new ways for the kids in the after school art class I teach, to work out their creative muscles & learn that there are truly a variety of ways we can be creators and not just consumers in the world.
So for art class this week, we made cement planters & played with a lot of soil as we planted succulents shipped to us straight from sunny California in cups donated to us by Amy's Ice-cream.
We had a blast!
It was a bit messy...well a lot messy and I will definitely made a little list of "what to do differently" next week to make the experience even better for everyone, but sooooo much fun & the kids were so excited about their new plants, get dirt on their hands (not so much cement... gloves will definitely help with that next week) & create in a new way. I saw eyes light up & focus in some of the kids I hadn't seen in the art room before. I loved every minute of it & I'm looking forward to getting back to it next week.
Click HERE for instructions on how you can mold concrete planters.
Lanecia A. Rouse