Thursday, June 18, 2009

A little bit of art....

Look Look a blog entry, surprising? LOL. Well I am trying to get better I promise (I think that Kate might kick my but if I do not LOL). Ok so now on to the actual post. I am always on the look out for a fun art project boys to do. Something for them to just let loose and create. The other day I was watching an old episode of John and Kate plus 8. (I know, I just can not help myself sometimes) In the the episode Kate had taken the younger kids to an art studio to make paintings. It looked so fun I had to try it with the boys.

To start off I gave them a canvas. Armed with paint brushes the set out with two very different styles.

Once they got the canvas's painted they covered certain sections (their choice) with tin foil. Then I gave them a new item to use as a paint brush. We used knoted rags, coffee filters, sponges, and of course Gabe's favorite Hands.
Before each new style of painter, the boys would lay down some more pieces of tin foil. Once it was all done we peeled up all of the tin foil to show the different layers. The boys had a good time with it. By the end Sam even started to let loose and paint along with the music. It was great, a lot of fun.
Gabe's Creation
Sam's Creation
Now what art have you created lately?

1 comment:

Kate in NJ said...

I'm glad you posted..
I have created a huge mess during my "re-organize" the basement-a-thon.LOL