GraniteCon 2013

This past weekend my friend Shauna and I were artists/vendors at GraniteCon in Manchester, New Hampshire! We had lots of fun hanging out with our booth neighbors and looking at all the cool costumes. ¬†Making and selling things is a fun way to support our “craft habit.” Here’s a picture of Shauna and our artist table!



Autobiographical Hats

This is a fun activity for me to get to know you as artists!  Create a newspaper hat using only newspaper, scissors, and masking tape that tells me some things about you.

  • It must be able to stay on your head without the help of hair clips or tape
  • Use newspaper to make three things that say something about yourself (do not cut pictures out of newspaper and tape them on, these things should be 3D)
  • Your hat must be sturdy and well made enough so when I pick it up to grade it it won’t fall apart

Here are a few folding techniques that will help you with your hat:

  • Fan Fold
  • Pleat
  • Dart

If you need extra help feel free to stop by the art office during period 4 or email me at