Monday, June 10, 2013
This is a portrait Miss 4 did a while back (when she was 3) using the beautiful tutorial at Deep Space Sparkle. Such simple technique but I really love the results. We used poster paints instead of tempera paints (not sure if/what the difference is there) but it seemed to give us the right results.
The best things about this technique were: starting with a U shape (rather than an oval), using 3 circles for eyes, mixing the skin colour and then testing it by putting it on Miss 3's skin, and the look on her face when she'd finished.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
A simple nice art activity. First we had a play outside and collected things of all the colours of the rainbow, plus some twigs.
I had thought we would just make a rainbow, but Miss 4 was quite determined it would be a tree. Just as determined as she was about the order of the rainbow; Red and yellow, pink and green, purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow... I drew some lines to glue between and she did the rest.
But regardless of our differences in taste, it was a lovely art activity to do together and she was proud to show the results to Mr Crafty when he got home.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
What to do with somewhat sick kids on a chilly windy day? How about making your own board game?
We started with an A3 piece of heavy paper. I drew a track and Miss 3 coloured it in to match the activities for each square:
Pink - Go forward x spaces
Light blue - Take a "Spot What" card
This is Miss 4's painting using the super simple tutorial from Creative Learning (found through here)
We did it together, but I actually liked hers better than mine.
There are just 3 simple steps:
1. Sponge on watered down blue (the tutorial said water colours but we used watery poster paints)
2. Use a playdough cutting wheel to paint on green stripes
3. Use a cotton tip to paint coloured flower dots on.
A lovely way to experiment with different ways of applying paint, and cute results.