Monday, June 02, 2008

Unplugged Project : Paint

This week's project - Paint.

The boys had a great time painting - they were excited from the time I mentioned the word as we don't really pull the paints out much. I was so happy this was the theme as I had two new things I wanted to try out. The first was my new wipe-clean tablecloth that I bought on a summer sale at Fred Meyer. The second was an trick I learned by looking at other unplugged projects late last year. We used egg cartons as paint pallettes. It worked great and the kids had great fun.

I just let them do their own thing while I hung out nearby and offered assistance as needed. I even managed to get a batch of granola in the oven. A huge highlight for them was that I gave them each a little cup of water to "clean" off their brush between colors. They made about 3 pictures each over about an hour I would say.


Pam said...

The washable tableclothes are a big plus! Glad they enjoyed their project.

reprehriestless warillever said...

I am all about having a cleanable art space where you can let their creativity go wild.

Gottfredsen said...

Lots of Fun.

Anonymous said...

The egg carton palettes are a great idea. It is nice to see that they work well. I love my washable vinyl cloth that we use for messy projects. My old one finally wore out so I recently had to buy a new one! Thanks for joining in. I am glad your boys approved of this week's theme!