Monday, 25 April 2011

Watercolours # 4: Storytelling, Wet on Wet

We have been using a Waldorf Curriculum loosely from here
It has some lovely ideas for wet on wet mono-colour painting for poems.
I decided to do a story from our bookshelves, "Jack and The Beanstalk."

This post is just to illustrate the technique which can be adapted to any poem/story/song
that lends itself well.

As I read the book, Big Seed illustrates what I say:

"The mother threw the 5 beans out of the window"

"It grew into a very tall beanstalk."

"At the top was a huge castle."

"There was a huge giant..."

Anyway, you get the idea.

This is the finished painting.
It doesn't matter if objects overlap, are out of proportion, etc
It is the creative process that is important.

Stories with action and movement are the best...jumping, hopping, running around etc.
These are fun for the child to do with their paintbrush.


Sunday, 24 April 2011

Pirate Themed Steiner Birthday Crown

This is my first attempt at a Steiner Birthday Crown.

I needle-felted from L-R
A Robin, skull and crossbones, L, ladybird and bee.
These are Spring things he asked for.

I used orange blanket stitch as this is his favourite colour right now.

He had a Steiner-style party and he invited 4 of his favourite friends.
I kept the numbers low incase it rained too, but it turned out to be great.

I used many ideas from an old post here:

I made our own party bags from pirate fabric
and made " Seaweed Sticks" by attaching ribbons to sticks for them to play with in the garden.


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Spring Nature Prints

Big Seed went to the park and collected a bucket of Spring treasures.

He is really into mixing colours..especially orange.
Orange, orange, orange.

Here are a few things he collected ...

And then he printed with them, exploring shape, texture and colour.

And then... of course
to finish off...


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day Gift Bag

Here's an idea for a Mother's Day gift:

Poppy fabric shopping bag.

Printed with potatoes, carrots and a ruler.

Here is what he made me:
a tissue paper flower...
rolled up tissue paper tied with a pipecleaner as a stem.


Happy Mother's Day to you all!

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