Archive | January 9, 2010

Alphabet Wall: Making…i is for ink

DD received a number of marker sets for Christmas gifts. Admittedly, daughter was tons more excited than mother…because it was a new medium for her art and craft time, and a new medium for me to worry about falling into the wrong hands, i.e. those of her brother!

So the markers sit on the highest shelf, out of sight (we hope!) to the children and accessible only to mommy and daddy. Ah. You wouldn’t believe the number of things we have piled on the high shelves…but that’s a post for another day.  🙂

For now…you will need just an artblock sheet and said markers.

1. On your artblock sheet, draw the letter i.

2. Hand the markers to your child and descend into free art territory. (These Ikea markers are plenty useful to explain inking as an art technique, thanks Auntie Winnie!)

3. Done! Stickers are optional 😉

The love of God is greater far
Than tongue or pen can ever tell…
Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade,
To write the love of God above,
Would drain the ocean dry.
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.

O love of God, how rich and pure!
How measureless and strong!
It shall forevermore endure
The saints’ and angels’ song.
Lyrics and Composer: Frederick M. Lehman, 1917