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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free Art--Cars

I like to do one free art project each week. "Free" meaning that there is no goal or purposeful end product, just my son creating art however he wants to. When he's older this will be chosen by him, but for now I just choose a different way of making art each time for him so he can try different mediums and materials out.

Yesterday we used matchbox cars to paint with. He is in a car phase right now so I thought this would be fun. I just squirted paint onto the paper and he rolled the cars around through the paint to make his picture. Since he's becoming more opinionated lately he also got to choose the colors. We did this in the basement where the floor wouldn't be ruined by a stray paint-covered car rolling across it :) After painting be sure to rinse the cars right away and it makes for an easy clean-up.

1 comment:

Steph said...

That is a great idea. I have a daycare and I am always looking for new ideas for how to paint with the kids. Today we did the same thing, but with marbles. It was great!


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