Fun Day Creating at Claiborne Elementary

Last week we were fortunate enough to be able to partake in the wonderful Science and History Fun Day at Claiborne Elementary. Our friend at Masur Museum, Ben Hickey, allowed us to come along with him and have the kids (all second and third graders) produce drawings for "One Mile of Love."

The schedule!

The schedule!

Each class had about 25-30 children that we had for only 25 minutes. We divided them up into two groups, one down on the floor drawing on huge rolls of white paper, and one at desks working on more structured drawings with various themes such as "transportation," "extracurricular activities," "Louisiana," and "agriculture." They each had about 10-12 minutes and then they would swap projects.

Although it was slightly chaotic, we had as much fun as the kids as their minds blasted into creative overdrive. The ideas that they came up with were constantly surprising and impressing us. Here are loads more pics of all the super cute kiddos getting their art on!

Thanks so much to Ben for letting us team up with Masur Museum to help make this happen! We can't wait to collaborate with you guys more in the future. And to Brooke's ULM Art students, Taylor, Sara Beth, and Katie for helping us in the classroom! We CAN'T WAIT to go through all of these drawings and select contenders for the wall! We will also be collecting more drawings from many other schools all week. If you know of any child who wants to submit, please contact us!

Ben, Taylor, Sara Beth, Emery, and Brooke. Taking on the kids!

Ben, Taylor, Sara Beth, Emery, and Brooke. Taking on the kids!

Oh, and one more random funny thing we learned.... New moccasins can make your feet turn red. FYI.

Emery's brand new Minnetonka's dyed her feet. It was kinda nasty.

Emery's brand new Minnetonka's dyed her feet. It was kinda nasty.