Getting 3-D: painting boxes

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I think this is going to be the summer of 3-dimensional art for us. We're making paper mache bowls and have plans for wood scrap sculptures, mask making, and some clay work.
Yesterday, when Justin and Nathan were over for the morning, we painted some sturdy cardboard boxes with tempera paint.




Later, Maia said hers was a house for her little dolls and instructed me on window and door placement as I cut them out with an x-acto knife. She added one of the empty thread spools (that they'd been using for stamping) as a chimney.
Wouldn't it be neat to have a village of these colorful houses?

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  1. says

    I just found your blog and love it! We tried an art group last year and just may have to give it a second try this summer. I love the ideas you have here for them and am getting excited again.

  2. says

    I also recently found your blog and am enjoying it! I have a 3-year-old daughter who loves to do projects. I like the idea of making the painted boxes into houses or buildings. My parents have a fairy-garden and these would make for some cute fairy houses…

  3. says

    What a great idea! I think my young artists would turn them into garages for hot wheels cars or maybe airplane hangars. This is going on my idea list for art activities!

  4. threegirlpileup says

    So simple, but so fun! Makes me sorry I just collapsed a few boxes for the recycling bin…I’ll be looking out for more.