Alma Thomas – Snoopy inspired art

Alma Thomas Snoopy 1970 recreated 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.

Alma thomas Snoopy 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.

Alma thomas Snoopy 1970

We then took the brightly coloured chocolate wrappers and cut them into smaller pieces keeping the colours separated.

alma thomas snoopy making 2

We then stuck the small squares over in straight lines up and down to reflect Alma Thomas’ design

alma thomas snoopy making 3

And to finish we coloured the surrounding square frame with green crayons

It now is hanging on the girl’s bedroom wall

Alma thomas Snoopy 1970

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  1. missielizzie
    January 18, 2013 / 6:59 PM

    That is AWESOME!

    Didn’t manage to join in again this time. Gutted because it’s one of my favourite linkies, but now DD is at school we seem to have so little time together :0(

    • Mari
      January 18, 2013 / 7:53 PM

      Thank you, I’m so pleased with it. I’ve been wanting to do this for MONTHS and am so pleased I did it – today with one twin home poorly inspired me to get it all ready so when Bessie came home we went for it

    • maggy, red ted art
      January 23, 2013 / 8:59 PM

      Liz, I know exactly what you mean, school REALLY gets in the way of things, doesn’t it?!

  2. maggy, red ted art
    January 23, 2013 / 8:58 PM

    Oh my goodness, what a WONDERFUL project! Or Mari, I am super duper impressed (sorry it has taken me so long to stop by and take a peak). Just marvelous Love the sweetie wrappers and love the artwork you picked.

    Perfect! I do hope you join in again, you have fantastic ideas.


    • Mari
      January 23, 2013 / 9:59 PM

      Thanks Maggy, I am Ever So Pleased with myself and already have ideas for next month ;) Watch this space

      • maggy, red ted art
        January 25, 2013 / 8:51 PM

        Brilliant. So excited for you :-) (PS it is every two months. So next one in March. PLENTY of time. Though of course you could do two projects!!

  3. Emma Day (Crazy with Twins)
    January 26, 2013 / 10:22 AM

    Wow that’s brill! I love it! I can never come up with ideas for this kind of thing! X

  4. Pinkoddy
    January 30, 2013 / 9:46 PM

    Arty and recycling I love it!

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