We could have just painted with brushes, but what fun is that? :) We've painted with many different methods--marbles, bubble wrap, string, and sponges. This time I decided to use things I could find around the kitchen. Little Man was eating his breakfast while I was making my collection. He knew we were getting ready to do an art project. He kept saying, "Wow, I bet this is going to be really special" and "this art project is going to be so fun, huh?". Painting is painting, but if I can make it exciting even before we start then I've done good.
Here's what I found:
Then I folded a pink piece of construction paper in half. I took one half and halved it again.
I took the two smaller halves and taped them together to make a circle--the top of my mobile
Then I drew some hearts on some paper. I made three pages and then traced them one time.
That left me with six sheets.
Don't laugh at my paint colors! I had a hard time coming up with a purple.
Apparently it's not as simple as mixing red with blue. :)
Note to self: Don't take pictures for the blog when Little Man is wearing pajamas with his name on it!
The papers all done and drying
I ended up cutting the hearts out myself. One, because there were a lot of them and I knew LM would get bored with it. Two, because I didn't want the lines I drew to show. Three, because I wanted the hearts that match to actually sort of match.
I also went ahead and just taped everything together. Normally I like to do art projects where Little Man does the work, but sometimes it's just not gonna happen.
Here's how it turned out.
I forgot to mention that LM painted a few hearts on the top with a sponge.