Saturday, October 25, 2008

Birthday parties for dead people.

I'm always trying to come up with new ways to teach my kids about art/artists. My most recent idea is to have "birthday parties" for artists, with artist themed games, food, crafts, etc. Today is Picasso's birthday and seemed like a good place to start.

The cake:

Pin the hat on the Harlequin; Painting after learning about Picasso's Rose Period.

Making collages; I cut up pictures of their own faces, tossed in a few Picasso-esqe shapes, and let them glue.

We also attempted our own light drawings.

18 comments:

smodi said...

It made me think of that song by Oingo Biongo - It's a Dead Man's Party...

Anyways, you never cease to amaze me. I am in awe of your mind! Well all of you really! What a truly wonderful idea. First off, that cake is beautiful, second I love birthday parties, third I love birthday cake, and fourth "did I say I like birthday cake?"...

Maybe I will start doing this! Just for the cake of course! I am an idiot when it comes to art. I love it, but I don't know anything about it.

....as she rambles on and on and on....

SORRY!

cathy said...

what a great idea! i love the cake...so creative!

pamo said...

ya jodi, i'm kind of a big sucker for cake myself....i find my life revolving around it in one way or another.... which is odd, considering now i can't eat them. hmm.

Audrey said...

You are simply amazing! You make me feel like a slacker mom.

sixmoores said...

Love that idea...Mike wants to know when we are going to start this. My kids tonight talked about how your the "fun" aunt and how their stuck with me. Cute hugh.

AkuTyger said...

This is great! If I ever do get stuck there, I'm sure I'll have a good time.

jodi said...

wow. This is why I should've gone into the arts instead of science. The only party I can throw is how to give yourself an enema and have metamucil for the treat.

jodi said...

wow. This is why I should've gone into the arts instead of science. The only party I can throw is how to give yourself an enema and have metamucil for the treat.

jodi said...

okay I'm an idiot and hit the button twice. sorry.

Kelsi said...

That is so fun. I never would have thought of that. I love the cake!

pamo said...

sheesh jodi, and i thought i had a bunch of comments.

Heistermanfamily said...

Wow Pam you are so stinkin amazing! How do you do it? Teaching your kids about Picaso, decorating cakes that look absolutely fabulouse, and sewing like a seamstress? I wish that I had even 1/8th of the talent that you have!

Bowen Family said...

You are Mother of the Year!!!

katie said...

well this is cool pam. i kind of wish you were my mom.

Stephanie said...

You are so amazing, Pam!
what a wonderful idea. AND- I love the Halloween costumes!!!!

Melinda said...

I want to come to Van Gogh's party!

Abbigail said...

that is a great idea. you should package and sell these party kits! Now if only I had the energy to do such parties. Really really great idea. I loved the cake too.
Any good ideas for a three year old birthday party?

Vanessa said...

i need to take "cool mom" lessons from you. i'm lame.