Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Painting Parasols

Once again I turn to the DIY crafts of the Oriental Trading Company. These parasols, at 29.99 for 12, are not cheap, but I went ahead and bought 24 of them for my club. I showed them to the students last week and they were all (boys included!) excited to paint them. I will probably do a quick powerpoint on the history of paper umbrellas in Japan to suppliment the craft. We have a great new picture book called the Umbrella Queen about a little girl in Thailand who paints unusual images on her umbrellas. I will go ahead and share that with the club too, even though Tailand is not Japan.

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