This year I plan to draw a lot of our Art Lessons from the book, “Teaching Art with Books Kids Love” by Darcy Clarke Frohardt and How to use childsize masterpieces for Art appreciation by Aline D. Wolf
In the meantime, because we also have a preschooler in our homeschool I like to incorporate projects that are just, “crafty” and fun.
Here are two really simple ones that we had a lot of fun with.
After seeing the recipe on One Crafty Mumma I had to try our hand out at making our own puff paint creations. It turned out to be the perfect thing to fill some time in-between dinner. If you haven’t made puff paint with your kids, you should really try this recipe.
Because reading is such an important part of our day I often find inspiration for our crafts from read-alouds. Following a reading of Marcus Pfister’s classic, Rainbow Fish we created the following project using our hands as a stamp and incorporating textures with the cotton ball clouds and tearing paper to make the sea. This craft is a preschooler’s dream: Glue, cotton balls, paint, and ripping up things—–more could a preschooler wish for?
After completing our project I also saw another one on DLTK’s website that you might want to consider. It involves putting a scale on the fish—-like the fish in the book.
You can download my activity sheets for Puff Paint and Rainbow Fish Collage.
Oh I love art projects! Thanks for sharing, looks like fun.