Monday, June 2, 2008

Unplug Your Kids Group Project


This week, Mom Unplugged 's Group Project topic
is PAINT...we are so in.
We paint here at least every other day.
We paint in the kitchen, on the porch, in the bath
and in our yard. Princess loves to paint using anything
I give her access to. Food...finger paint..watercolors.
We use paintbrushes,stamps (some purchased, some homemade)
You get the idea. We really like to paint.
When Princess was younger I would tape large pieces of paper
to the floor and dress her only in her diaper and let her have at it.
She would always finish by painting herself and then we would have a bath.
Today we also usually end up with a bath, although I suspect it is out of habit.
If you have never done so..take some long sheets of paper and tape it to the floor,
have your child lie upon it and trace their outline. Now have them paint it.(we do this outside)
Princess and her friends love this. I use paper that comes as packaging. I have been known to
tape some together to make a long enough piece. We have also used newsprint- it made for an
interesting abstract art piece.

10 comments:

Julie said...

Looks like lots of fun. :)

Tina said...

Very cool! I remember doing this with my kids when they were younger.

ZILLA said...

We haven't painted in ages.

I wanna come over and play at YOUR house!

Gottfredsen said...

You do always have fun, Don't Ya ;) great project as usual. Oh, I even made 2 entries today.. Yeah. Just thought I would share that. LOL

reprehriestless warillever said...

We haven't done body tracings in a year. We should do some soon and compare them.

Mom Unplugged said...

Those big rolls of art paper work well for body tracing too, but I like your idea of recycling packing paper. Very fun! Thanks for joining us this week!

juliekintaiwan said...

I love the larger than life project! Using old newspapers is a good idea.

8)(8 said...

Ami has a large roll of paper attached to her table by a curtain rod. When she has guests over the kids work together to fill a sheet with doodles.

amanda said...

I love the larger-than-life-size Princess! Very cute idea--fun for moms, too. I made a "body map" like this at a women's retreat a few years ago.

Cher Mere said...

Looks like so much fun!

We used to paint more with Z.

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