There has been a lot more body tracing and painting going on around here. These days Maia especially likes me to trace her body in a variety of action poses, like this one. The paper is from that big roll of contractor's paper ($10 at Lowes!) that I've mentioned before and am so glad I have now. The paint is watercolor paint, mixed up from tubes, and left over from making our leaf stained glass door (plus red, per request).
There are times when I seriously wish I had never encouraged this child to splatter with paint. I mean, what was I thinking?! She considers it a legitimate painting technique (and of course it is; I'm being facetious), one of many in her considerable four-year-old arsenal. Since it was just watercolors, I let her continue, just asked her to keep her wrist flicks modest to avoid paint on the sofa and walls. If it had been any other paint I would have asked her to splatter paint outside or in the studio only.
I hung her painting up on the wall. Because of the action pose she looks like she's flying through the air. The blue pony tails sticking out could be wings; the splatters, fairy dust.
Here's one that Maia started collaging. She never finished it (it's quite large, after all!), but I love how it looks with the button face and the metal washers for chest decoration.
What kind of art making are your kids doing these days?