When we were done with Elephant, DD wanted to paint some more. And she wanted yellow.
I drew up a quick Y on a new artblock sheet and mixed up yellow paints on the dish.
Explaining Y is for Yellow, I handed her the paintbrush.
I considered cutting out the Y and pasting it onto another sheet. But finally, I thought, naaaahhhh…I like the bright yellow splash across the Y, so it’s going to stay that way.
Two pieces for the alphabet wall today! 😀
DD was very excited to do art and craft today and before I could even start with what E was for – she already suggested Elephant! “Like the ones in the zoo!”
I wanted to try a different painting technique this week, so I cut up a dishwashing sponge into half.
You will need: Marker, artblock sheet, black and white paints, paintbrush, dish or palette to mix the paint, sponge, scissors, glue.
1. Draw out an E on your artblock sheet. Draw also the side profile of the elephant’s face, and an ear.
2. Mix your paints. Dip the sponge in and brush over the sheet until the E, face and ear are all covered. We had so much leftover paint that I let DD paint the newspapers while I cleared things away! 😉
3. When dry, cut out the pieces.
4. Glue the face on the top left hand corner of the E and the ear just overlapping it a little. And Elephant joins African Safari pal Zebra on the alphabet wall!