Local artist Michele Brown visited camp mid-week and instructed campers in painting. Campers worked in small groups to add to a canvas mural of fish that will be hung up in SPREE Headquarters in Johnson Habitat Park later this year.
Later in the week, we made suncatcher wind chimes and our own paper art. Check out this awesome moving paper fish craft here. We also made our own crystals, which was a popular activity with campers. (See the recipe below.)
We ended the week with a field day where we created our own musical instruments from items found in the park and also wrote poems.
Materials: jars, borax, water, pipe cleaners pipe cleaners, string, Pencils or wooden skewers, scissors, liquid measuring cup, tablespoon, heat safe mixing bowl, hot water heater/microwave
Curve a pipe cleaner or half of one. It will need to fit in a jar without touching the sides. Tie the pipe cleaner to the stick so it can hang in the jar. Pour the solution into the jar to fully cover the pipe cleaner. These will sit overnight as the crystals form!
**To prepare the borax solution: 1 hot/boiling cup water : 1 tablespoon borax. Stir thoroughly!