Art Projects: Eric Carle Painting
Pinterest gets me every time with the massive amounts of inspirations, but a few things have made me actually get it together lately and Art Projects are my number two goal for the summer(number one is to get into the woods.) This project with Eric Carle-inspired painting happened in bits and pieces last week.
After it all dried, they were horrified when I suggested that they cut up their paintings into shapes and bits, so we moved on. We planned to follow along with the original project and cut shapes out of our painted paper and make some caterpillars and butterflies and maybe some other animals, but the kids didn’t care. They just liked the painting process and they were done by the end. They LOVED painting with different objects again and layering paint to see what colors they created. We just hunted around and found different textured objects to use – paint, different paint brush sizes, forks, shells, straws, toothbrushes, whatever they could find in kitchen drawers that looked fun. This post as even more detailed ideas if your kids are a little bit older and/or you just think they’re be into more detailed projects (and I kind of went down the rabbit hole on the Deep Space Sparkle site when I saw all of the great projects and ideas, so watch out!)
Up next: I want to try every single simple thing on this Classic Crafts For Kids list. We already painted shells (those are the first pictures above) and I kind of feel like we really need to paint some macaroni necklaces. And make some pine cone bird feeders. And leaf rubbings.