11/13/12

Things to Make - Kitchen Painting

string

On Friday I thought T and I could have fun trying string painting (having read about it here - Art Lab for Kids: 52 Creative Adventures in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Paper, and Mixed Media-For Budding Artists of All Ages (Lab Series)). Apparently T has already spent a lot of time in preschool string painting, as he had very precise requirements for the length of the string.

In an effort to shake things up a bit (or probably just because I wanted to do something "different" with him), I suggested we try different string lengths, which didn't really work that well (of course it didn't, T's preschool teacher is a grandmother who has taught children for over thirty years, she KNOWS her string), so we tried coating the string with a plastic knife. And this is when "kitchen" painting began . . .

knife

From the knife, we moved to a fork, and then to a spoon (a very very messy spoon).

sponge

Since the spoon made big puddles we moved to sponges . . .

superhero

And, then, we NEEDED to paint a superhero.

wisk

And a whisk.

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I could complain about the mess, but we had a great time (plus my kitchen is used to being trashed regularly). We painted with biocolor paints (a great suggestion from Not-So-SAHM), which keep their original color and don't form into grey muck.

T eventually became bored and moved onto other pursuits, which is probably for the best or I would have emptied out the kitchen trying to find even more unique painting materials.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!

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