Rainy Day Art 2 DVD: Reviews and Awards
"Fun-filled compilation perfect for parties, holidays and just plain rainy day fun." --Midwest Book Review
Art Educator Cherie Lynn hosts Rainy Day Art 2, an art adventure for parents and kids brimming with colorful, inexpensive, easy-to-make, "kid-friendly" projects especially for young people ages 5 and up. From A-B-C books to homemade paper to mosaic picture frames, woven kites, Mardi Gras masks and more, Rainy Day Art 2 walks the viewer through the creation process step-by-step in a manner that will inspire and entertain as well as instruct.
Printable instructions and material lists round out the 13 presented projects in this fun-filled compilation for parties, holidays and just plain rainy day fun.
"The appealing variety of craft ideas presented here makes the title a good choice for school and public libraries." --Lynn Vance, Akron-Summit County Public Library, OH, School Library Journal
Children, parents, teachers, and librarians searching for creative art projects for school-age youngsters will discover a wide assortment of clearly explained, hands-on activities here. Teens and adults may even want to try the projects.
An alphabet book, clay "taco" fish, storytelling sculpture, woven paper kite, burlap wall hanging, terra cotta clay sun, foil repousse, homemade paper, paper book, Mardi Gras mask, aluminum foil prints, and mosaic paper frame are amoung the art projects explained by Cherie Lynn, an art educator for over 20 years.
The directions are easy to follow and the terminology precise.
Cherie is shown throughout seated at a work table with a blue background and suspended umbrellas behind her. The majority of the camera angles are done facing Cherie; there are close-ups of her hands as she constructs the projects.
Menu screens direct viewers through the projects, including a materials list and step-by-step instructions. When a DVD-ROM drive is used, instructions can be printed. A few crafts require a glue gun; appropriate safety precautions are provided. At times patience and adult assistance may be needed to complete the art activities. This lengthy program is best viewed in individual segments.
The appealing variety of craft ideas presented here makes the title a good choice for school and public libraries.