Mini Reviews: Ultimate Slime & Wonder Art Workshop

Mini Reviews: Ultimate Slime & Wonder Art Workshop

Ultimate Slime by Alyssa Jagan and Wonder Art Workshop by Sally Haughey are both excellent resources that inspire creativity. Encouraging children to explore art in an environment that focuses on the process of creating is at the heart of these projects. These books make perfect gifts for the teacher on your gift giving list.

Mini Reviews: Ultimate Slime & Wonder Art WorkshopTitle: Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition: 100 New Recipes and Projects for Oddly Satisfying, Borax-Free Slime
Author: Alyssa Jagan
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: November 12, 2019

four-stars
Summary (from Goodreads):

Take your slime to the next level! In Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition, you’ll find 100+ new, awesome, borax-free slime recipes and projects from slime master Alyssa J of @CraftySlimeCreator!

Slime Start-Up: Begin with essential ingredients and basic recipes, plus new ways to make slime, slime safety, and troubleshooting tips.

Amazing Mix-ins: Add color and character to your slime with fun, all-new ingredients.

DIY Ingredients: Create one-of-a-kind slimes with your own special add-ins.

All-New Recipes: Find advanced recipes like the astounding Color-Changing Slime, supercute Kawaii Slime, and crispy-crunchy Pom-Pom Slime, and get guidance on how to make epic clay and fake snow slimes like Bread Slime, Cloud Creme, and Icee Slime, and more!

Hybrid Slimes: Create amazing mashups with surprising, oddly satisfying textures.

Slime Play: Discover cool new ways to play with your slime, including how to make squishies and sculptures!
Make the coolest slime ever with Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition!

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Review: Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition

Ultimate Slime Extreme Edition is a perfect introduction to the world of slime. Jagan provides detailed instructions and tips that provide perfect results. The recipes included are perfect for both novice and experienced slime enthusiasts. While the book is geared for older children and beyond, there are many activities that can be tackled by smaller children with assistance.

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There are so many fun and interesting additions that the author has included to take your slime to the next level. Items such as foam shapes, beads, and scents will give your slime an even more exciting sensory experience. The only word of caution I will add is the fact that the title indicates the recipes are borax-free. This is somewhat misleading, as the author provides instructions for a variety of activators that are not all free of borax.


Mini Reviews: Ultimate Slime & Wonder Art WorkshopTitle: Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of Learning
Author: Sally Haughey
Publisher: Quarry Books
Publication Date: November 12, 2019

four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

In Wonder Art Workshop, educator and educational development expert Sally Haughey shares her approach to hands-on, play-based learning with parents, teachers, and other facilitators, offering 25 activities that let your child take the lead in developing their own sense of intrinsic motivation to imagine, experiment, and discover.

The author's wonder-based approach reflects and synthesizes several child-centered educational movements, including Reggio Emilia, Waldorf, and Montessori.

Become a catalyst for cultivating your child’s curious mind through these steps and activities, which start with art and apply to other subjects, including science and literacy:

Take stock for your wonder journey with helpful guidance on collecting materials, preparing a space, and nurturing the process while allowing children to make independent choices.

Harness curiosity through a collection of sensory-based activities that use a variety of loose parts and other creative materials for open-ended play.

Encourage experimentation by unleashing your child’s inner alchemist with “potion trays” they can use to mix color, create fizzing concoctions, make play dough, and more.

Unlock literacy play with activities that inspire children to imagine and create their own characters, structures, and landscapes.
Give your children the precious gifts of wonder and curiosity and help them become the best they can be with Wonder Art Workshop.

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Review: Wonder Art Workshop

Wonder Art Workshop by Sally Haughey is a wonderful guide for early childhood educators. The book takes a Waldorf approach to art making. It is a philosophy that is often forgotten in preschool and elementary schools and one that makes for a positive learning environment for kids.

Wonder Art Workshop

Haughey provides lessons for many different ways children can explore paint, clay, chalk, and the world around them. Ideas for setting up the environment and methods for encouraging creativity through the use of activities like storytelling are included in the book. This is definitely a process that takes a bit more planning and setting up than a typical cookie-cutter classroom art project. However, it absolutely provides a jumping point for learning and expression.

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