it is school auction season again. that means each of my kids' classrooms will be working on a group project that will get auctioned off to the highest bidder. this year i'm pinch-myself lucky to have our school's fabulous art teacher as my co-pilot in supervising this project for my daughter's 5th grade class. yesterday she and i got together to play in advance of working with the kids this week. we decided to try gel glue batik, with the help of a tutorial found here. it's pretty addictive! i've learned a few things so far: thicker fabrics work best, don't water the paint down too much, and really take the time to let the glue dry, and then to let the paint dry before you rinse it out. these are my own experiments - i'll post more stuff once we work with the kids, because i know a lot of people come to this blog searching for school auction project ideas. we're thinking of sewing some patchwork pillows or a table runner and a set of napkins, but i'm not sure yet.
see other projects and auction stuff here.