Oh Monday- you are back again. I will admit, it was lovely being able to bake yesterday so that makes it slightly better but I don’t understand why you must come so quickly? The only thing that makes a Monday ok is that its another instalment of Friday’s Art Project on Monday!
Last weeks project was all about using things from nature to paint with instead of using our hands or paintbrushes. We went for a walk a few days before (thankfully we did because the weather has been an absolute asshole!) with our wee basket to collect fallen twigs, leaves, bark and other bits and bobs we could find on our adventures. I am pretty sure we ended up coming back with half a fallen tree, but it was fun none the less!
Usually our art projects are done outside so we can enjoy the fresh air but this week everything was soaked right through, including the deck so this we had to settle for some inside time. Miss I did not seem to mind one little bit! She had an absolute ball using the sticks as paintbrushes, trying to print the patterns from the leaves and bark onto the paper as well as rolling seeds around the place. We even made some nature music by crunching the leaves and sticks to hear the different sounds they make when broken. I’d call that a double project win?
Right, lets get cracking! I need some caffeine babeses!
Its easy as pie to make these – here’s what we used
– nature things- twigs, leaves, bark etc
– newspaper to cover the floor if you’re painting inside
Grab your paint, paper and nature things, cover them (and your hands) in paint and get painting and printing. Miss I opted for black and white (she clearly takes after me!) but splash out, add some colour and have loads of fun!
Well- that’s all from us today. The countdown to birthday week is ON and I need to get cracking on making some plans. We hope you have a lovely start to your week. Make sure you come join us on Snapchat – @heylittlesweets to see our Friday art projects in action. If you’ve done or do this art project with your little ones, please send us pictures so we can see your masterpieces!