This weeks challenge from Unplug your kids was Glass. I had a bit of a hard time thinking of something when I remembered this craft from Boookhou Craft Projects using Plastic plexi glass and making a print. I didn't have any plastic so we used Glass sheets from inside photo frames to do ours.
Get your resources - Paint, Paper, Glass
Swirl paint around and/or draw pictures in the paint
Softly Press paper down on glass and then peel off
Our finished artwork
We ran out of paper so used Kitchen Paper Towel - I like the effect it made! These were all made by the children ( I pressed down the paper for them and lifted it though as their hands were really messy.)
Of course after telling the children to be very careful and not touch the edges of the glass, while I was washing the glass to get the paint off - I cut my hand!! So maybe if you want to do this craft using glass, put some tape on the edges to protect little hands (or mummy's hands!)
I was surprised at how good this craft went. We did it after school (the only time my kids are allowed to watch tv for an hour ) and they said this is better than tv! ( I had to convince them to do it in the first place) They said it was relaxing to swirl the paint around on the smooth glass.
I was so happy that they understood an art principle for the first time - that if you did a picture with your finger it will not print that area - in essence doing lino prints!! Anyway I was very happy with this one - perfect for my 5 and 7 year olds. The two year old had a ball painting all over her body and generally making a mess everywhere.
This weeks Challenge: Flat