We had a very highbrow art-making session 2 days ago, including a naked 3 year old crouched on the table, and plenty of snacks. And some potatoes and tempera paint and a few tantrums where loaded paintbrushes went flying. These were rewarded with time outs, but I still feel like I lost, because Beckett laughs at me during his time outs.
Have you made potato prints? Probably when you were a kid, but have you made them recently? They’re so low-tech and fun. I cut two potatoes into thirds and used a sharp pairing knife to cut out shapes.
I won’t show you my circle, because it looked more like someone gnawed a chunk out of the potato. I placed them cut-side-down onto a paper towel while we gathered the other materials: paper, tempera paint, watercolor brushes and a brayer.
We practiced saying the different shapes and trying to make some patterns. I also mixed the blue and yellow paint up while Beckett was watching, and explained what I was doing. I’m sort of magic.
We used a paintbrush to lay the paint on the potatoes.
Before we end, I want to let you all know about tomorrow’s linkup. Come back here tomorrow and link up your….
Six things (tools, resources, or supplies) that you can not live without.
You can write a post if you’re a blogger, or make a quick Pinterest board to link to! Or even just list them in my comments. This will definitely be a hard one, but I know my iPhone and laptop will be on there. Four more to go….