Posts Tagged With: Art

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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Tie Dying with Friends

A few weeks ago we meet up with some friends for a play date & tie dying. We let the girls shake the dye,  decide how to twist/ wrap, & then squirt the dye.  

We even added some sand from the sandbox to see what happened.  (Results:  no change).

SKILLS: Independence, Art, Fine Motor, Experiment, Curiosity. 

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Photo Puzzle 

This is the other gift I made for our friends who have recently moved away.  (They had an 8 hour flight,  so it was something they could play with). 

 Along with moving away from all of the people they knew,  they had to leave their dog.  (At least she got to go with family).  So I made them a little puzzle  (4×6) of their dog.   🙂

I own some computer printable jigsaw paper by Puzzle Clonzz. Here is an Amazon link. 

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Lenticular Gift

So some of our good friends are moving to Amsterdam,  tomorrow.  So I made them a couple little things for the plane ride & their new home.   

This is something I learned about in a class I took and was glad for the chance to try it out.  

This one is a Flip Lenticular.  You look at it one way & it is 1 picture,  then look at a different way (or tilt the picture)  and it changes to a different one.   

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