Paper Cut Portraits
For Father’s Day this year the Picassos were challenged to create portrait of dad but using only coloured paper, scissors and glue! No pencils, no paint! 😳
This was soooo much fun! They went to town cutting shapes and I have to say I just love the results!
Happy Father’s Day!
Mister Seahorse is a warm and charming story about a Daddy Seahorse who looks after Mrs's Seahorses eggs until they are ready to hatch and then gives birth to them! As he drifts through the sea, he meets all sorts of other male fish who also look after their young until they hatch. This is a wonderfully positive tale for fathers everywhere.
I quite LOVED the odd fish father's role subject of the book. It's so cool to teach kids things they wouldn't normally be exposed to in such a surprising and not obviously educational way. It makes it such a pleasure to learn then learning becomes natural!! WE NEED MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS! Totally recommend for home libraries!!
I didn’t even have to draw a parallel to how our daddies help mummy take care of us... they volunteered that all on their own!
Anyway, for our art we drew our Seahorse on painted paper and cut him out. The children created Watercolour backgrounds in the style of Eric Carle so they used light wavy lines to mimic the ocean currents. They stuck Mr. Seahorse down and decorated him as well.
Happt Father’s Day!
A Dish for Daddy (Part 2)
So our little salt dough project was great fun for the Doodlebugs but it literally took countless hours of slow-baking these little dishes 4 at a time in my oven throughout the week to get them dry enough to paint! Will we do this very often? Probably not! Am I glad we did? Heck yeah! LOL
When the Doodlebugs got them back to paint they were so thrilled! They took their time choosing their colours and trying their best not to get brown skin paint on the letters and background paint all over the face!
I wish I had better pictures of these marvelous little dishes but they were all still wet so they had to sit in their wax paper backgrounds :/ but they're so adorable I think they can get away with sitting on a shabby piece of wax paper! Don't you?
Happy Father's Day daddies! We sure worked hard to make you something extra special!
You can find the first part of this lesson here.
Father's Day Silhouettes
For Father's Day the Picassos worked on a simple but beautiful little painting of a father and child (or children) against a background of some whimsical trees! Of course because this was a silhouette painting we discussed what a silhouette is and how light affects what we see.
I gave my kiddos the option of choosing how they would like to position their silhouettes. Some of them chose to do simply a dad holding hands with a child, others put the child on the father's shoulders and some included siblings, while others declared the siblings were at home with mummy... this was a special walk for just the two of them! Can't argue with that!
Happy Father's Day to all the Daddies out there!
A Dish for Daddy
The Doodlebugs have started working on our Father's Day project! It's another 2 part one because it's made of salt dough so it has to be shaped and set aside to dry for a couple days before it can be painted and prettied up!
I have one little Doodblebug in particular that really doesn't like leaving his artwork behind... I don't blame you buddy but I promise I'll take good care of it! lol...
So anyway check out what they've done so far! We're making a little dish for daddy to decorate his desk or maybe his nightstand? Daddies? Ideas? It's super cute and made with love so it doesn't matter where you put it and boy did they have fun making it! Flexing those little fingers and stretching the dough! Take a look at what they've done so far :)
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)