Archive | July 24, 2009

Alphabet Wall: Making…Y is for Yellow

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.

Y is for Yellow-materials

Explaining Y is for Yellow, I handed her the paintbrush.

Y is for Yellow-painting

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.

Y is for Yellow

Two pieces for the alphabet wall today! 😀

Alphabet Wall: Making…E is for Elephant

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.

E is for Elephant - materials

1. Draw out an E on your artblock sheet. Draw also the side profile of the elephant’s face, and an ear.

 E is for Elephant - structure

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! 😉

 E is for Elephant - painting

3. When dry, cut out the pieces.

E is for Elephant - cut

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!

E is for Elephant - completed

E is for Elephant