Friday, July 08, 2005

Grandchildren and Art

I love doing art with my grandchildren. I have eight of them, and they all like to paint with me. This week I had my 8-year-old granddaughter here for a sleepover. We did a lot of fun things like swimming, shopping, and a carnival. We also did some arts and crafts, like watercolors, origami, rug hooking and painting on rocks. These are the watercolor and rice paper collages we did yesterday.

First we stained washi (several different types of rice paper) with bright watercolors and let them dry. Then we collaged tulip shapes on a support of watercolor paper. It was exciting to see the colorful bits of paper as they began to look like tulips.

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Hi Michelle! I tried to leave a longer response on my blog but I guess I am limited on the number of spaces. I've got you bookmarked and love the fact that you do the same thing with your grandchildren as I do. They love painting the best. A big mess is left afterwards but it's always a fun experience. Yvonne