Another cute idea from Ms. Aubree. I wanted to have the children watercolor a small art piece for the front of their sketch pads. In the morning class I had the children make abstract shapes with a sharpie and then watercolor.
Not bad – they turned out very nicely. In the afternoon class, I asked Aubree to help the children decorate their paintings. Here is what she did:
Step One: She traced their hand with a sharpie in the middle of the page.
Step Two: She turned the paper another direction.
Step Three: She traced the child’s hand again in the new direction.
Step Four: She traced the child’s hand one more time (3x total) in a new direction.
Step Five: The children painted their abstract hand tracings. How so cool!
Final product: A decorated sketch pad!