Rain-Beaux ( art project for kids)
It’s 11am and we are still in our pjs. I love weekends. My 7 yr old and I have had such a lovely morning together doing inks and painting volcanoes.
Once again- this looks a little harder than it actually is to do.
You need: crayons or pastels, a piece of water colour paper, masking tape and a sponge and paint brush. Drinking straw and sepia ink ( optional)
First : tape the water colour paper down to the table.
Next: draw three wavey lines across the paper.
Next draw volcanoes as shown above.this is all done by the child in crayon.
Then get a ruler and get the child to randomly draw straight lines
Across the wavey lines.
Then with crayons colour in each geometric shape with warm colours. Yellow , orange reds and pinks.
While still in pjs- ( ha ha) paint in sky with red or yellow food colouring.
With a yellow food colouring paint in mountains. The wax in the crayons resists against the ink. Looks great.
Use red for the bottom mnts.
Use sepia ink to blow through a straw ( see previous blog on ink blowing)
Use a sponge to lightly apply brown acrylic paint on left hand side of each mountain.
Peel masking tape off the paper. Dab excess food colouring off with tissue if still a bit wet.
Then put orange acrylic paint on a kitchen sponge and lightly sponge the tops of the mountains.
This makes the volcanoes look like lava is coming out of it.
Now- go and get out of your pjs for goodness sake… It’s nearly lunch time !!!!!!