Friday, November 7, 2008

Painty Friday

My blog starts today even though our activities at home have been ongoing for some time. Today, with T1 gone for the day visiting a local Warplane museum with Grandpa (school is closed today), I figured it would be a good day to get out the easel and brightly coloured paints. T2 has been easel painting at school regularly since September but our easel has been in the basement for a few weeks since we redecorated our main floor playroom. T2 was eager to get to work...

As she painted with brushes and rollers, she gave a running commentary. This piece is a safari with a cheetah with spots. It's quite the vibrant safari don't you think?

When we were done with easel painting, we moved onto bubble painting - T2 has never done this and it has been quite some time since I have. It was fun and luckily more paint was blown than swallowed!

2tsp clear liquid dish detergent

3tbsp water

1/4 c powdered tempera paint

Mix in bowls, add straws and blow, blow, blow. When the bubbles are raised above side of bowls, gently rest a piece of paper on top and when you lift it off, you should have a cool bubble pattern on your paper. I forgot to take a picture of the finished result.

We finished off the morning by doing some magic crayon pictures. Following my lead, T2 did a crayon design on her piece of paper.

After completing our crayon designs, we did a colour wash with blue water colour paint. T2 was quite excited to see the design showing through the paint.

We had so much fun - yeah the laundry is piling up and the beds are unmade but I'll get to those at naptime.

The painty clean up was pretty easy today - hand washing, table wiping, picture hanging and this

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