I want to learn to LOVE cooking. I want to learn to LOVE cleaning. I do LOVE my children, but I want to learn to LOVE them better. I want to learn to LOVE sewing and crafting. I want to learn to LOVE being a stay at home MOM!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paint and fold

Caleb has been feeling down lately and taking a lot of my attention. Christopher needed some fun Mommy-time. We decided to paint.

First- the paint smock:

S6305845 Then, a plain block:


Then, we were ready for some real art.

I learned this fun painting technique in my Elementary Ed. Art methods class in college. It’s fun. And easy.

Step 1. Fold paper in half. (After you prepared the newspaper backdrop of course.)


Step 2. Drip paint onto paper. I let Christopher squeeze it—he poured a lot, but no biggie!


Step 3. Fold on top and squish.


Step 4. Unfold.



I suppose tempera paint is best for this. I just used craft paint, because that’s what I had.


Here’s my version:









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