Love. I bought a multi-pack of stretched canvases. My daughter did not let them gather dust 🙂
My daughter made a picture using found BB’s from Colorado glued onto a canvas. Today, she used watercolor pencils to add the background. It is ready to hang!
My daughter wanted to add some color and some sparkle to her shield, so she went for the paints and glitter 🙂
My friend bought theses cool sun catchers for my son to help decorate his underwater themed room. It has taken us some time to get to them, but I think they came out great!
The kids and I tried out another art project on Wednesday…potato printing. We cut out the shapes with pocket knives and then stamped away. Then we continued on making any kind of painted patterns for use in future collage projects.
My daughter has been working on writing her first chapter book. It is called “The Adventure of the Frog and Bunny.” She was struggling with a drawing and asked if I could help illustrate her book. I agreed and set to work using the painted papers from the other day to come up with a cover art picture.
This is what I have so far.
I got out the fabric paints this week to work on a present for one of the kids’ friends. With help from his mom, I decided to make him a new W.O.W. shirt. While I was working, my daughter joined me to make painted fabric for American Girl Doll clothes.
The kids and I tried another project from the “Storybook Art” book yesterday. I titled this post “take 1” because there was some stumbling along the way and we intend to try again with the proper materials. As for this time, we learned you need to cover the paper completely and thickly with crayon first (the scribbles look cool but leave white spots that grab the paint), rub soap over the crayon (we forgot on one), and use tempera paint as instructed (vs. the acrylic paint I had on hand). Despite it all, we still pulled out some interesting pictures.
The kids and I used our painted, patterned papers to make new pictures in the style of Eric Carle (think “Brown Bear, Brown Bear…”)
They were fun to make and came out looking great.
I would definitely do this project again!