The movie Frozen has dominated the children’s conversations and they absolutely love singing “Let It Go.”
A few weeks ago I decided it was time to channel the energy into a collaborative art project.
Day One: I put out different shades of purple and blue tempera paint. I added a pot of white paint as well. They painted the first layer.
Day Two: I put out the same colors and let the children add another layer of paint. I encouraged them to make shapes and patterns with the paints.
Day Three: I prepared a tray of loose materials – assorted beads, baubles, and such in shades of white, silver, clear and pearl.
Each children took a dixie cup filled 1/3 full of glue. A few drops of blue or purple liquid watercolor was added. The children stirred their mixture with a craft stick.
Next, they chose things from the tray and added them to the “mixture.”
The mixture was poured over the painting.
I let the children scrape and scratch the canvas with their glue mixtures.
Day Four: I prepared dixie cups again with glue. This time, the children added glitter – blue, white and pearl glitter. They stirred their new mixtures. NO color was added.
The glitter mixtures were poured on to the canvas with craft sticks.
The finished product!