It's almost the end of the term, so I decided to give the Doodlebugs a project that would get keep their creative juices flowing and let them have a bit of stress relief as well. These little 5 and 6 year olds have so much work to do at school I wanted to give them an outlet for all the rules and revision.
I pulled out the rollers and scrapers and really big brushes and told them today the only rule is to use one colour at a time and be creative!
I showed them what I meant by creating patterns with the tools in front of them and they were ready to start! We used coloured construction paper and tempera paints so the background is already one colour and they added texture and colour with the paint.
Even though our painted papers are certainly gorgeous and they can be considered art in and of themselves... they are actually going to be used in other projects like collages and Eric Carle syled art, so the Doodlebugs don't get to keep these pieces. I'm holding on to them until we need them!
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 :)