Yesterday morning was another special one for the helium team – we got to visit our favorite school, Croissant Park Elementary, for a fun-filled art project with a bunch of adorable 1st graders. As part of our non-profit, helium inspires – who’s mission is to promote and encourage art education for kids – we were able to connect with 30+ kids and teach them about the power of imagination.
All our art projects start with quick brainstorm session at the helium office to select the overall theme and intention. With spring just around the corner, we knew we wanted to celebrate the upcoming season with a colorful art project that had the kids using their imagination on what a day outside in the warm sun felt like.
After some crafty Pinterest searching, we decided on two concepts: a hot air balloon ride or a pot full of blooming flowers. We created these 2 samples at the office to show the kids.
With only 5 basic craft materials [construction paper, scissors, glue, crayons + cotton balls], we were excited to see what the kids would create.
After explaining the project to the kids we gave them 1 final rule – the most important rule – THERE ARE NO RULES! We encouraged students to create either the hot air balloon, the flower pot or whatever they wanted – whatever inspired them. They got excited, we got excited, imagination was flowing.
Take a look at some of the cool and creative art pieces these 1st graders rocked out:
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