Art

Painted Metal Art

I have finally finished my latest craft project. This piece is made of metal and used to hang in M’s grandma’s house. I decided to give it a new life. There is the before photo.

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Symmetrical Drawing

Today A & I spent some time drawing together. I decided to see how she would do if I drew one thing and she was supposed to copy me. I was impressed with how well she did! She loved this activity! Sometimes I started the drawing & she copied. Then other times she started and I followed her lines.

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Painting On/With Foil

Today we covered our kid table with aluminum foil, held in places with painters tape. (We find ourselves using painters tape (great ways to make quick roads/obstacle courses on the floor) & Foil Tape (best way to hold pieces of cardboard together) so often!) Spread the drop cloth underneath and then got out some paint. We also used this opportunity to try out our new fun shaped rollers & dabbers. We squirted a bit of paint right onto the foil and let them go. (It was fun watching them work together squeezing the bottles and painting on the same big area).

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DIY Stained Glass

I had a couple extra glass doors from any old medicine cabinet, so I decided to try a DIY Stained Glass project. I am pretty happy with how it turned out, but even more I had fun doing it.

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First I picked a deign for my window. Then I half traced/free-handed the design on with a Sharpie.

Next I used a combination of black paint and regular white Elmer’s glue to make the thick black lines.

Then I used clear glue and colored paint mixed together to paint in the rest of the design.

Next time I would probably use a little more glue to paint ratio.

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Creative Art Project

Today we decided to spend our morning doing a creative art project.  First we cut pictures out of a magazine.  Then using glue sticks (slightly less messy than squeeze bottles) attached them to a big paper.  Then we proceeded to complete the picture by drawing what we thought would go with it.   We cut out a skirt & A drew the rest of the person.  We cut out a blob & S saw a butterfly & then a person.  We cut out a shoe & made it a hat.   The possibilities are endless! 

SLILLS: Fine Motor (cutting,  gluing,  drawing), Imagination, Storytelling 

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Painting With Coffee

We decided it would be a fun day to paint,  but wanted to try something new.  So,  after a bit of Googling we decided to try painting with coffee. 

I made up 3 cups because I didn’t want to miss out on the fun!  Then we grabbed some leaves and acorns with our paper & paint brushes and got to playing! 

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Mother’s Day Card 

So A has been requesting to paint lately.  So we took a trip to Michael’s and grabbed some supplies as ours were running out.  We ended up finding a multi-pack deal on some square canvases. And my wheels started turning.   With a half formed idea in my head we got to work!  Continue reading

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Butterfly Chromatography 

This is Spring break for our County. So it means it is a good time to host another event.  

Today was Butterfly Chromatography. Markers are made up of different colors.  when you put them on some paper and have water travel up the paper, the different colors separate. 

We started off with the story Gotta Go Gotta Go! I love seeing how excited and engaged the kids are! 

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Experimental Painting

A decided that she wanted to try painting with jelly beans. So,  we got some mixed media paper, dropped different colored jelly beans into containers,  added some water and tried it.  The conclusion,  it did not paint any color.  But in the process we talked about how do we get the color to appear faster. 

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Kids Homemade Valentines Day Cards

A came to me tonight & said she was sad because she did not have anything to give me & Papa for Valentines Day.   So I grabbed some construction paper,  few stickers, crayons, & let them go.   

It is nights like tonight that make me proud. First,  A wanted to do something nice for others without any prompting, and second,  she helped S  and made sure he had all of the things he needed. 

SKILLS: Fine Motor, Artistic, Empathy, Compassion.

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