This past week I hosted a preschooler event in our yard. We invited over some friends from playgroup and had outside painting fun. I decided for this post to try my hand at a new sort of layout...thought I would create a fun little frozen art step by step sheet.
We invited everyone to come in play clothes and pack a brown bag lunch. A few days before the party I got to mixing up the tempra paint and water solution in paper cups. I eyeballed the amount for each - but maybe a few squeezes of paint to a bunch more water maybe a 1:3 ratio. By all means use plastic cups - paper cups stick and tear when trying to remove the paint block. For this I used the bathroom dixie cup size.
Once the paint and water were well mixed together I inserted the wooden craft stick and anchored it in place with a wooden clothespin.
We propped some boards up against our picnic table and taped and pinned some large sheets of white paper to them...a sort of easel setup. The kids all got into their paint and I would say this project lasted 15 minutes or so...before the group ran off to the swing set.
After everyone left LittleA and I were on clean up and we tested out some other paint techniques - like splattering and...
LittleA's art and framed it to hang in our back hall. This solution was devised by Tim who had some of these inexpensive clear plastic slid-in sign holders left over from his office. This makes sliding new art in and out super easy...and it jazzes up all the white space in our hallway. It is a cheerful way to head in or out of our house!