The following is a guest post written by Jamie
If your neck of the woods is anything like mine, your springtime is still cloaked in a blanket of white. A little bit of sun, a splash of pastel colors, and a short artistic pursuit can be a momentary escape from the clinging claws of winter.
In contrast, perhaps, you are in the lucky minority. You can look out your window and witness first-hand that spring has sprung. Brown is slowly giving way to green, blades of grass are beginning to poke through, and those ever-faithful perennials are showing signs of rebirth.
Whatever camp you can claim, one quick springtime art lesson can generate the long-dormant spark of creativity and force the buds of inspiration in a worthwhile direction.
Spring Time Art Print Supplies
- A sheet of wax paper
- A selection of bright-colored finger paints
- A piece of white art paper for every aspiring artist to create a simple spring-time monoprint.
It is an effortless, clean-up friendly project that can be adjusted for any age level.
Spring Time Art Print Directions
1. Take some time to explain to all your little scholars that a monoprint is a singular print of a work that can not otherwise be reproduced in mass quantity.
2. Encourage your kids to create a spring-time scene on the wax paper. Simple subject matter like one flower or a field of grass work best.
3. While the paint is still quite wet, press the white art paper over the painted production. Be sure to press down on the entire sheet to ensure a complete transfer of color.
4. Lift off the art paper to reveal a singular print of his/her one-of-a-kind spring time masterpiece.
Now whether your window view is white and muted or splashed with the natural colors of spring, you can decorate your walls with a little hand-made floral fun.
Jamie blogs at The Unlikely Homeschool.