I partnered with Tip Top The One to create a little art activity that you can do with your kids, it’s super simple and there is also a video to help you on your way. xoxox
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We are producing a pretty ridiculous amount of art work right now, everywhere you turn in our house there are fabulous creations.
Cereal boxes with doilies stuck to them, paper plate crowns and sewn cards. But the most common masterpiece? Big sheets of paper with gorgeous stick figure people sparsely scattered around.
Yup, the lady loves her art, and so do I, and this is why I have been looking for a way to get her to really engage with her work a little more, spend longer on each, practice concentration and discover books that might inspire her creativity.
So the first thing I did was refill the old dip container that I keep all the collage material in. You can't expect a true artist to work with the crud that was in there before! I added feathers, glitter, confetti, washi tape, glue and some cardboard shapes.
Then I decided, I would take some inspiration from Montessori 3-6 classrooms and give her some art books to explore, a coffee table book called The Moderns caught her eye so we had a look. Check out the video below to see the fun.
What the video doesn't show you is how hilarious the conversation we had was. I told her that artworks can tell you about how how the artist is feeling, she said that she was feeling sleepy.
Then I told her that all great works of art have names, she told me that her picture was called Cindy. I wish I had captured the audio!
I had heaps of fun creating this activity – it was brought to you and inspired from a great campaign by Tip Top The One. (You know, the bread) it's high in fibre, lower GI and contains a bunch of vitamins and minerals – helping you feed their amazingness.
They are giving you all a chance to win $500 for sharing a short video or picture on Instagram or their Facebook page of your child being their awesome little self using the hashtag #feedtheiramazingness. This month it is all about art and craft. For more info click here. You should totally go and enter now!
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Fleur | Our Urban Box
Oh I love it!! What a cute little artist you have there. I am totally entering the competition, I have a little Picasso myself! xx Cute video too x
Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
Oh that’s ace, I hope you’re going to frame it! That’s a mini Picasso right there! I used to do a similar activity with my classes when I was teaching using the paintings of Kadinsky. I love the way kids look at the world, adults can learn a lot from them.
I love the colours in her artwork, I would be framing that!
We have lots of art and photography books at home for Mr 5 and I to find inspiration, he has such a beautiful way of looking at things through his wonder filled eyes, it gives us adults such an amazing new perspective xx
Thanks, I had fun making it! Do enter! It is so worth it!
It is stuck to the wall next to her bed, she is so so proud of it, and so am I! It’s such a great way to do art with children, this is when they are actually interested!
Right, so so amazing. I should just get her to do the crafty stuff on my blog, she is more inspired than I have ever been!