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Meet Angelika Paul, Artist in Residence July 6-12

Angelika Paul
Angelika Paul

Angelika likes to be outside with her 4 and 6 year old children. She likes nature, adventure, geekery, science, and interesting food. Angelika currently lives near Boston with her husband, dog, cats, and children.

Let’s hear what Angelika has to say about her Recipes for Disaster

Pinterest  has been the bane of my existence. At first, I was sooo excited at all the inspiration, the creativity, and the awesome ideas of what I could do with my preschool children. Then I tried some ideas. And failed. Quite a lot.

By training I’m a scientist (Ph.D. in Biology), and with each unsatisfactory attempt at making finger paints that cracked, or colored sand that stayed brown, I got frustrated that the proportions of the ingredients were not great, and that I didn’t know what the variables were that would make each recipe a success.

Jen and our home-made Play Dough
Jen and our home-made Play Dough

So my children and I started testing and experimenting. I am compiling all the recipes I have tested and optimized into a handy, boxed collection: Recipes for Disaster .

During my week as Artist-in-Residence at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground  (July 6 to July 12), I will have a different theme each day. I will show you how to make colored sand, pasta, rice, and sugar, several different kinds of paints, doughs, clays, slimes, and BUBBLES. We will measure and cook and mix all these recipes from scratch and I will have several suggestions on what to create from our concoctions – making marbled paper, making your own bouncy ball, a colorful salt mandala…

My sessions will be perfect for all ages – we have been trying  these recipes since my children were toddlers. At the same time, using some of these basic materials is only restricted by your creativity. I will be taking pictures to add to my blog Playground Hunt , so please join us in making some of our Recipes for Disaster art.


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