Monday, January 15, 2007

    Creative Challenge: Chalk Art Bottles


    I'm always looking for creative projects for my youth that will allow them to process a biblical concept or idea using their visual-spatial and bodily-kinesthetic intelligences (translation: a creative artsy craft project that lets them use their hands!). Here is a cool idea I came across at a great website called Lifehacker. Not sure how I would apply this yet, but it seems to have great possibilities for numerous applications. Take old wine bottles and remove the labels:

    Just spray them with chalkboard paint. After the paint dries, rub chalk all over the bottle and then erase it. This will "prime" the bottle and give it that old chalkboard look that you so love!

    4 comments:

    David said...

    Hey Brian,
    I create a lot of "creative artsy projects that let them use their hands" and I'd love to trade notes with you on this stuff. http://www.radicallyreal.com/amok
    It's all free. I am wanting to overhaul the whole site as it has been a while since the update, but there are a lot of things on there that might be fun.
    God bless,
    Dave Weiss
    angelprty1@aol.com

    Mykel said...

    I love this...gonna use it for a worship thingymajob.....

    Mykel said...

    I love this...gonna use it for a worship thingymajob.....

    CBQ said...

    I love this idea!!! First, I am going to use it as a decorating idea in my home.

    Second, I think it would be a really neat lesson for kids on sin, how when we ask for forgiveness, God forgives and forgets, yet we are left with a reminder of that sin, just like a little bit of the chalk dust is always left behind.

    Peace!