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Curating the mess when it’s FREEZING outside!!

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Need indoor activities but scared to bring the mess inside?! Here are a few tips and tricks to encouraging your Little’s create art....not a mess!

1. Use butcher paper or a drop cloth on the floor for easy clean up!

2. Create space for each artists using painters tape. You can also tape paper to an easily moveable surface (I taped ours to a kids size folding table) to easily create a boundary between kids and paint when your creative time is done.

3. Draw ideas and shapes with crayon first. We read through one of our favorite books “God Made The World” by Sarah Jean Collins and looked for lines and shapes to get us started! 

4. Watercolor paint is easy to control and also makes the crayon lines POP! I gave everyone a TINY amount of water and a small paint brush then I applied dots of liquid watercolor to their paper. I let them choose colors and move the paint around however they wanted. 

5. Play! Let them play inside these boundaries. See if they can mix colors and add water to the paint to see what happens!

6. Clean up! This should be super easy - wipe hands with wet wipes, move your art away from kids (I took my table outside to dry) and through away butcher paper or roll up drop cloth. 

Art can be displayed or cut to make custom stationary (but that's for another blog!)

 

Colorfully,

Lauren

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