Category Archives: painting

Iris Study

Materials: Flowers in bloom (yay, spring!); clipboards; decent-weight drawing paper (I’ve been really happy with this in the 160gsm weight); media of your choice–we used, amongst us, sketching pencils, colored pencils, chalk pastels, and gouache These beauties are in bloom … Continue reading

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Squeeze Bottle Paint

Materials: Squeeze bottles, salt, water, flour (we used rice flour because I have celiac; it worked fine), food coloring, card stock Not too long ago, G fingerpainted with some Crayola fingerpaint in tubes, but what she seemed to like most … Continue reading

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Cardboard Box Challenge

Rachelle at TinkerLab invited us to join her one-year blog party by participating in her cardboard box challenge. What could my kids do with a cardboard box? I asked the boys if they’d like to participate, and I’m glad they … Continue reading

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Messy Hands

Over the weekend, while the kids worked on their projects for the blog party of sorts that Tinkerlab is hosting on Friday, G asked for a sponge to use with her paint. Not long after that, I noticed she was … Continue reading

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Painting the Driveway

Earlier in the week, I showed the two younger kids painting the driveway with some sidewalk chalk they’d soaked in a puddle of water. And I’ve mentioned how much G likes spraying the water bottle. So when I read about … Continue reading

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Painting Eggs

Materials: Wooden eggs (we used these); paint of your choice; box frame (if rolling the eggs) Since we’re not sure if G has outgrown her egg allergy or not, dyeing traditional Easter eggs isn’t really an option for something we … Continue reading

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Watercolor Crayons + Spray Bottle

Materials: Watercolor paper, water soluble crayons, spray bottle with water My daughter loves using a spray bottle. She’s washed the slider window using the water-filled spray bottle and paper towels (some cloth diapers absorbed the inevitable puddles on the carpet). … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints (II)

The materials and method are the same as before, but this time, the boys gave it a try. They were really wanting to do this since G and I told them about it. They each chose to print one color … Continue reading

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Poetry Painting

(The break between posts is because I took over the studio table to do some sewing. You can see what I’ve been up to over here.) Materials: Imagery-filled poem; mark-making materials of choice April is National Poetry Month, which makes … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints

(Inspired by First Art by MaryAnn Kohl.) Materials: Rolling pin; tempera paint; piece of Plexiglas or old plate (for the paint); paper; rubber bands I finally got a new wooden rolling pin, which means my temporary one was available for … Continue reading

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