Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Painting in a Bag...No Smock Required

     Sometimes it is nice to do a no mess project.  This art activity involves using ziploc bags, tempura paint and paper.  I wanted to teach the babies about shapes, so I cut out triangles, circles, squares and rectangles from regular printer paper and let them choose.  If you want to save your kids paintings long-term, I would suggest using card stock, a small canvas or white cardboard instead.   I held up two color choices at a time and let them pick their colors. It is amazing how much pleasure they get from making their own decisions.

Ryder touched the blobs of paint

and was amazed as they transformed

into a design he liked.

Xayden did not hold back

as he created his bold design.

If only he could open that bag...

Capri was tentative at first

but got excited to see her art manifest

into bursts of color.

Grayson loved it from the start

as he squished the bag

to create abstract art.

Their paintings were bright and bold.

The bags were a perfect place to lay out their creations to dry.

     Later that day, I showed them their paintings as they ate lunch.  They were pleased to see them again.  What art projects have you tried lately?  Are there any crafts you would like to see featured on this blog?  I would love to hear your ideas and stories.  As always, comments are welcome.


anna said...

This is a fantastic idea! I have to try this with my girls.

Multiples Mom said...

Hi Anna. I hope you have fun doing this project with your twins. I hope they are feeling better soon.

: 0 ) Theresa

Leah said...

Genius! I will have to do this with my kiddos.

Multiples Mom said...

I hope they love it Leah. I think you'll enjoy the lack of clean-up.

: 0 ) Theresa

momof4va said...

We are so going to try this!!! Love it. My kids all love to paint, but I do not love cleaning it off the table, chairs, wall, floor etc! Thanks for sending me the pinterest info - I will set it up this week!

Multiples Mom said...

I hope your kids enjoy it momof4va. I am really glad you will be signing up for Pinterest and joining the Multiples are Marvelous board. Thank you for linking up today to Multiples Monday. I loved your post on family portraits. Have a great week.

: 0 ) Theresa

Jennifer Fischer said...

I definitely need to give this a try.

Multiples Mom said...

Hi Jennifer.

You should try it. Sometimes it is nice to have a mess free project. I haven't done it in a while. I should do it this week. Thanks for reminding me.

: 0 ) Theresa

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