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!
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
Tags: Art, Colors, Holiday, Paint
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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Most of the time that we go to the craft store the kids like to sit in these wooden rocking chairs. So I decided to buy 2.
I let the kids pick out their paint colors. A of course picked blue. S picked green.
I am happy with how they look for the most part. They both could use one more coat. (But would need to buy more spray paint, so…). Also, I bought some stencils this project, but am not certain if I will end up using them. So for now, they are done.
We looked up how to do Water Balloon Painting today. After realizing we didn’t have some bottles that would make it easier, we tried it anyway. (Will get the right stuff & try it again). Then when we realized it was not going to work, we grabbed the paint brushes & went to town.
I loved watching A & then S get in on the fun. Even better was watching A grab bits of nature & see what happened when she painted with that. (Leaves, twigs, sticks, etc).
SKILLS: Fine Motor, Sensory, Painting, Exploring, Imagination, Nature.
This is one of A’s favorite outdoor activities. She likes to help make & then play with our homemade Sidewalk Chalk Paint. (1 cup cornstarch, 1 cup water, food coloring). We have found that spray bottles set to stream work the best (the squeeze bottles go to fast).
Categories: DIY, Nature
Tags: Chalk, DIY, Paint
We didn’t get around to carving our pumpkins before Halloween, so today we enjoyed painting pumpkins (and of course as A does, herself….). The finished pumpkins turned out pretty cool. (Note, we sat them outside and the cold weather caused the Tempura paint to start chipping and created a pretty neat affect).
SKILLS: Fine Motor. Sensory.
I had seen a Snow Paint kit at Target for ~$15 and thought that was crazy. So I set out on figuring out how to make my own. For about $3 and 5 minutes we had success!!
We got a spray bottle (really 3 so we could have 3 different colors & to play with friends)from the travel section and filed it with tap water and food coloring. (We tested the color by spraying into the sink & adding more food color if necessary). What a hit this was!
Tags: DIY, Paint, Snow