This Easter art project will begin on Sunday, April 5th (the week before Easter) and will include children of all ages–two years old and up as well as the Quest (youth group) kids. The kids will make Easter themed shrinky dink art. The shrinky dink artwork will be assembled together with an adult Sojourn Visual Arts project. The Sojourn Visual Arts adults will create a freestanding, three-dimensional wire cross sculpture, which will later be decorated with the Easter related shrinky dink art, attached to the cross with thin wire. The project will be completed by attaching the shrinky dinks to the sculptural cross.The completed project will be an installation piece on display for the Sojourn body and visitors on Easter Sunday, April 12th.
About the Artwork:
Shrinky dink artwork is made when the children draw and color on thin sheets of shrinky dink plastic, with bright colored pencils and/or permanent markers. The children will be instructed to make colorful drawings related to the Easter and resurrection themes.
The plastic shrinky dink drawings will later be heated slowly in the kitchen oven and will ultimately shrink to 1/3 their original size. Small holes will be punched in the corners of the children’s artwork prior to heating and shrinking, and tiny holes will remain in the smaller shrinky dinks. We will use these tiny holes to weave thin wire through and attach the shrinky dinks to the sculpture.