Young at art

Friday, April 09, 2010

Today we made this artwork for Eliza's room. I say 'we' but really she did the whole thing herself part from the mounting and framing. This is how we did it...

Cut out the shape you want to use, you can do this by hand or use ones of these nifty cutters, available from art shop.

Paint the cut outs with different coloured paints

Using a clear drying glue, sprinkle with beads, glitter and little buttons and anything else that takes your fancy. leave to dry then shake off excess.

Cut out some cardboard for mounting, I used the inside of an old sticker book.

Then arrange your cut outs onto the cardboard and stick down, double sided tape works well and is easier to use than glue. It is such a simple project for kids to do and provided you don't use too much paint and glue it is achievable in an afternoon! Enjoy making your creations, trains would be gorgeous!


Fiona Read said...

goodness me hen, I thought I was a good mother today for both going to the park with the kiddies and resisting their desperate pleas for white bread from baker's delight but you're the real deal for clever, mother of the year. The butterflies look great and Eliza is very clever.

Anonymous said...

Geeez Jones!
Brilliant. How do I order one???
Oh I see, not order, make! Right. Make, yes right. Well....okay will have to think about that one. Art shop is a long way away....Um, Wil is no other reasons really. Will do for a project next weekend.
Keep the ideas (easy ones) coming. Any ideas for patterns for boys??? Don't say "cars" or i'll kill you!

Let's go Toto said...

Patterns for boys could just be simple circles and then made into a circle or a even a square. Just go for it!