Thursday, August 20, 2009

Open Ended Art-Mixed Mediums-Crayons and Watercolor

Teaching My Little BookWorm hosts a weekly open-ended art idea each week. And I thought that this would be a good way to make sure we have "art" into our homeschooling days.

This weeks topic was "mixed mediums". I have seen crayon resist painting recently and I though that this would be perfect for "open ended" art.
I got the supplies out and some of the kids settled and showed them what could be done with simply crayons and watercolor paint.
I made a surprise for Kim since she learned to write her name this week. The kids were very excited with the effect the crayon and water made.
Then they went at it!

Kimberly, 3, seemed surprised every time something "appeared" on her paper through the paint.
She was very proud.
Mark had the fun idea to make secret messages. That idea caught on, and many secret messages were written.
I now have A LOT of crayon/watercolor pictures.
Laura's paper.
Luke joined us a little late, but really got into it once he began. (He is our least "crafty,artsy" kid)
A few of our finished masterpieces.
Amy was napping, and missed out on art time. But she made up for it when she got up. This also put her on clean up duty!
It was definitely worth it, thinking outside the box today, with open ended art-one thing is for sure, the kids had fun, they were creative, and I am sure the next time the watercolors come out, the crayons will come out also.

Make sure to check out everyones Open Ended Art here.

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

Very creative and oh so cute!

Zonnah said...

They did great! I would love to do art in your house :)

Nicole {tired, need sleep} said...

This was a great idea, and all the artwork turned out so pretty!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Wow, it's amazing to see how kids of different ages can use the same technique and make projects that are all beautiful and unique.

Michelle said...

I love using crayons and watercolors what a great job they did!

Teaching My Little BookWorm said...

we love crayon resist painting too! :)

looks like they had lots of fun!

glad you participated in open ended art! hope to see you this week for crayons

dayana said...

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