Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nature walk collage.

Basket and Disposable cups, paper and glue

Simply fill the basket with the cups. When your child is in the woods allow them to pick up flat objects or things with at least 1 flat surface. They can organize and stash their loot for later to examine. Plus as they find more things, they will get spurred on to find more. Great motivation to go more than a few blocks!

When you get home, you can take the objects from the cup and allow your child to put the objects on paper with dabs of glue. I recommend flat objects like leaves, bits of pine tree or grass and flowers.


Monday, November 28, 2011

Marble Art

Marble Painting

What you need:
 Box (shirt boxes work well)
 Tempera paint
 Marbles or golf ball

Put a piece of paper in the bottom of the box. Dip a few marbles/ golf balls in paint until they are all covered. Use the spoon to lift them out of the paint. Put the marbles in the box and tilt the box, letting the marbles roll around to paint a work of art.

This is great because the child never has to get their hands dirty! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

bark paper

brown paper grocery bag
wide tipped black marker
acrylic or craft paint.
1.   Cut out a large retangle from the grocery bag. Wet it with water and crumple it up. Squeeze out the extra water and flatten it out. Use an iron on low to dry the paper until smooth.
2.  Draw the outline of your design with the wide tipped black marker ( you can use stencils if you want for this part. No one will judge you.) Fill in the blank space inside with paint!