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?
MORE BODY TRACING ACTIVITY POSTS ON THE ARTFUL PARENT
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