How to Make Your Own Illustration from Children of the Sun

Have you ever used salt in an art project? I have, and it was very fun. Read on, and you can make your own!

After I wrote Children of the Sun, my family and I thought it would be even better if we could get bold, colorful, vivid illustrations made for the book. We wanted these to be good illustrations, not just amateur drawings, but we also hoped it could be drawn by the hand of a child. Then, we were able to find the solution—our art teacher, Mrs. Vicki Farmer, would help us—that is, my younger brother Arjun and myself—make the illustrations. Thanks to her, this book has become enriched with these illustrations.
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Challenges 2017-2018

The challenge classes this academic year includes the following:

Rock Painting for Thunder Rock Campground: Boys painted rocks. One of the  homeschool families is going to spend their summer at Thunder Rock Campground in Tennessee and they are going to hide these rocks on trails so that the visitors can find them and take them as souvenirs.

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

We read “Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes” by Eleanor Coerr.  Kabir was so inspired by the story.  We tried to make a crane using the instructions in the back of the book but it was too difficult for us.  Mrs. Kyoko Okamoto taught us how to make cranes in the origami classes for homeschoolers.  Kabir was so inspired that he has made 1000 paper cranes and they are all hanging in 10 garlands of 100 paper cranes each in our house in different rooms.  They are beautiful!

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Kids Market

Last Saturday, the boys participated in Town Creek Festival at Nettleton.  They created the following items to sell.

Arjun created each of these greeting cards completely on his own.

Kabir painted these tiles.

Arjun painted the top 3 wooden coasters and Kabir painted the bottom 3 wooden coasters.

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Last Christmas, Kabir got a kit to make beads with recycled paper. He used this kit to make these necklaces. It was supposed to be a team effort of Kabir and Arjun but Arjun abandoned Kabir as soon as he could.

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They used spin arts that they create in each art class to print their favorite poems or sayings.  Amit laminated it for them.

Here is photo of the boys ready to sell.

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