Monday, February 28, 2011

Mommy, Monet and Me! Letter R

Rainbows, Rolling, and Runny Art

Today in MMM we created art that starts with the letter R.  It was a very colorful day!


Materials: tissue paper squares, water, paintbrushes, rainbow coloring page (optional)

I use tissue paper to paint with kids of all ages.  It is a fun way to paint and mix colors without the potential mess of paint.  Simply gather up old tissue paper or buy a variety pack at the store and cut or tear into small pieces.  Next draw a rainbow outline (with permanent marker), or use a coloring page for your rainbow.  Place a square of tissue paper on the rainbow outline and use your paintbrush to add a little water on top of the tissue paper.  Continue adding tissue paper and overlapping until the rainbow is completely colored.  Let dry flat on a counter.  When the paper is dry each square of tissue paper will flake off leaving the color behind on the rainbow! 


Materials: Paint rollers, red, yellow and blue paint, large paper, variety of objects to roll in paint (balls, toilet paper tubes, etc..)

This is a very free form activity which is perfect for toddlers.  Too many instructions tend to frustrate little ones, so keep it simple.  Put some paint out and things that they can roll in the paint and see what happens!  They love seeing the primary colors mix and create new colors.

Runny Art

Materials: Eye droppers, food coloring, water, watercolor paper.

For this activity i gave the children three cups of water, each one with red, yellow or blue food coloring in the water.  Put quite a bit of food coloring so the colors stay vibrant! They used eye droppers to suck up the water and then to drip it on their page.  Watercolor paper or other absorbent paper keeps this project from getting too runny!  Once a color is dropped on the paper, the kids picked the paper up and moved it around to let the water run all over the paper.  Colors begin to mix together and the results are different every time.  Great for kids of all ages!

Join us next week for the letter S.  We will be doing St. Patrick's Day Art!  Monday from 9:30-10:15am.  375 S. 300 E. Springville

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