It’s been an awful long time coming that I wanted to join in Red Ted Art’s Kid’s Get Crafty but simply never got round to it, so as another New Year’s resolution I decided to do it this month. It’s a bi-monthly project where you take a painting, famous or not and it inspires you to get arty with the children.
I have a few ideas on what I’d like to do but I wanted to include a few things this month: glittery chocolate wrappers from the Christmas stash that I have been saving for a project, scissor practise for the girls and to reflect something they are studying at school to take it one step further.
So I decided on shapes and looked through my massive World Art book for a few ideas. The Modern Era is full of squares and arcs and abstract art that children looking at it can find shapes in but the one that took our eye was an Alma Thomas; Snoopy – Early Sun Display on Earth 1970.
It’s perfect for our work, a beautiful circle that depicts the sun that has been coloured in with bright rainbow colours and we do love a rainbow in this house.
I found the largest pizza plate I possess and the girls drew round it for the circle shape.
We then took the brightly coloured chocolate wrappers and cut them into smaller pieces keeping the colours separated.
We then stuck the small squares over in straight lines up and down to reflect Alma Thomas’ design
And to finish we coloured the surrounding square frame with green crayons
It now is hanging on the girl’s bedroom wall
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