One of my favorite things to do with my littles is paint- without paint brushes. They always seem impressed by the marks we can make using other tools that aren’t “normal” paint utensil. This week, we spent time using wooden beads (our version of marbles- use what you have!) to create warm color custom painted paper.
The lids of various boxes made perfect vessels for this project. One thing I recommend is finding lids with HIGH lips and edges. We had a few rogue beads go spinning across our classroom floor. So not fun to clean up!
Anyway, our result was beautiful on its own, but we’ll be turning this paper into part of a cute little owl next week.
I’m really on a kick to teach these kids the value of change and transformation even if they don’t realize they are learning it. How much growth can we accomplish if we are constantly changing and transforming, if we are never really finished?
Fast forward a week.
We used our beautiful marble painted paper this week to make cut paper owls.
Such a hoot! 😉
If you loved this project be sure to check out these easy crafts for kids! We all need a few more of these in the idea bank, right?!
Chris Nalbone says
Love those little owls and yes change and transformation are good skills to have!
Sugar Aunts says
I love these ideas! Thank you for sharing. I would also LOVE to invite you to share on our weekly link up party at Share It Saturday. We have lots of creative learning, crafts, educational ideas and more submitted each week. Yours would fit right in! I hope to see you there 🙂 http://www.sugaraunts.com/2013/02/share-it-saturday-5.html
Colleen at Sugar Aunts