It's raining hard today and classes were suspended. All the kids are just right here in the house and something must be done to keep them busy. They could watch the TV or use the computer for some games. But it would also be good if they could use their hands to do something creative.
Last April, as we were putting our things in boxes for the cargo, I've unearthed from the kid's things some of their art projects when I was homeschooling them. I took pictures of them and only got the chance to transfer them from my digi cam recently. So, here are 4 of those simple art projects.
The first one, which I should have included in my last Simple Art and Craft Project for Kids post on Working with Crayons, is what I call crayons blowing. To do this,
- heat up a crayon by putting it near the candle flame
- then, let the melted crayon drop onto the paper
- immediately blow it to make the designs
Little kids should be supervised by mommy or daddy when doing this project. I think this would also work with water color or poster paint.
The second one is what I call egg shell mosaic. To do this project, you need some dry egg shells and different colored dyes. Food color would also do.
- crush the egg shells into tiny pieces
- color the egg shells with the dyes or food color. You can color the egg shells in separate disposable plastic plates for each color. Then let them dry.
- when dry, the egg shells can be used to design your drawings. In this example, we drew some balloons, then brushed with glue and put the colored egg shells on them. You can do one color for each balloon also.
|simple egg shell mosaic|
The third is called object tracing. This simple project used color pencil and some objects you want to etch such as coins and leaves. To do this,
- put the object under the bond paper
- use a color pencil (it's better if it is blunt) to etch the design of the object under the paper. Do this by lightly running the color pencil across the object from top to bottom.
It will take some practice to be able to perfectly do this project.
The fourth project is finger printing art. You would need some poster paint or you may also use yogurt or chocolate pudding if you like. To do this,
- put the paint onto a plate.
- let the child dip his finger onto the paint and make finger prints on the paper. You can do it first and let the child copy you. He can follow the patterns you do to make different pictures.
- To complete the design, use pencil or color pens to add the details of the object.
From our project, we were able to make the sun, bird, flowers, butterfly, caterpillar, bugs and tree. Just use your imagination.
|Finger Printing Art|