I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July weekend. We enjoyed fun cookouts with friends, good food, and sparklers. I also did some sewing for the baby. No pics yet, but I might post later in the week. Today I wanted to post about a fun art project.
Here's what she said, "I gave each of the kids a few sheets of tissue paper to tear up into pieces. They put them all in several bowls for sharing. Then I gave them the glue mixture and chubby paintbrushes and explained that what they would be doing would be kind of like gluing and kind of like painting, and I "warned" the moms that many of them might just want to "paint" with the glue mixture for a while because, as we know, just the act of painting with gooey stuff is satisfying in its own right. Eventually, they all start placing tissue pieces on their papers. Some sparingly, some generously, some smoothly, and others all bunched up and in thick layers.
I've done this millions of times before, but for some reason, this was the first year it occurred to me to have them add watercolor painting to the process. Like I mentioned before, it worked best with cotton swabs, but in the photos you have, they used small paintbrushes for adding the paint. In another group, they used foam tipped bottles (bingo bottles) and those worked really well too. Wish I had pictures from all the groups, because so many were GORGEOUS!
Oh, and I guess it's worth mentioning that this works best on good quality paper…we used white sulfite (40 lb) and of course watercolor paper would be ideal, but it's expensive. The sulfite paper holds up quite well though, really."
Aren't these great?! I can't wait to try this with Maia and with the art group…