Friday, March 18, 2011
Rainy Bow Day
Yes another rainy day here and I either have a teething or sick baby.. one never really knows these things. An art project was in order to keep my toddler entertained. Listening to music again, I was listening to songs about rainbows. What a great idea.. make a rainbow.
I loved this project because it was somewhat challenging for my almost 3 year old. He had to concentrate on putting colors in their designated spots, using lots of glue, staying in the lines, etc. He was very serious about it and concentrated very hard. It was a good hour and half project. Then of course.. he had to add glitter at the end. Do your kids like glitter this much? It really is a lot of fun!
First draw the rainbow
Then cut pieces of construction paper. It doesn't matter what size or shape you make them.
Get them started by placing certain colors in specific spots. Tell them "green goes between these lines" etc etc
Start placing pieces of paper. I guess things are a lot easier with your tongue hanging out your mouth ;-)
Keep adding colors
Watch their faces in pure delight while making a big "mess" of glue
Watch toddler investigate the glue on his hand and decide whether he loves or hates it
Hold up proud art piece
Get out the glitter
Display Art on Wall