I am still the 4-H Mini Member Leader.
I have cut back...last year, I was the Cooking Leader and Co-Community Leader, but this year, just Minis.
These kidnicks are so stinking cute.
They are between 5 and 8 years old and have great personalities and such imagination.
We just completed our second meeting of the year and I think their projects turned out great.
I discovered these key chains and thought this would be an inexpensive project to make and would encompass some arts and crafts and a bit of wood working.
The minis created their color pallete and glued each stick onto the rectangles of wood with a strong wood glue.
After several days (Because life happened) I used an Exacto knife and cut the edges off.
Last week, the kids sanded the edges if needed and Mod Podged their creation with a couple coats. Really cute for a backpack or sweet gift.
At the first meeting, I also let them try their hand at photography.
Sugar Plum Fairy and I explained how to frame the shot to exclude
background distractions as well as shadows.
They were then set loose in the yard to click away.
I did have several props set up as well.
I had the photos developed and last week, they chose the one picture they liked the most and would show at the spring fairs.
A local framing studio donated the mattes to us, as well as cut them to size for me.
I showed the members how different color mattes will make colors pop in the photo.
The kidnicks chose their matte and decorated it to their heart's desire.
I wanted them to just create and have fun.
Which they did.