June 28, 2010
Messy Monday # 18 – Farm Week
How’s your summer going? Have you been participating in the themes for Messy Monday? I hope you are enjoying the direction that a theme can give your week. I love the connections that my kids make when we concentrate on a theme for the whole week. There’s a chance to go further in-depth and to remember what we’ve learned because we build on it all week long.
You’ll need a couple supplies to get started – ink pads (you can use watercolor or tempera paint too – just wet your finger and put directly in the watercolor or put a dab of tempera paint on a paper plate and dip fingers and thumbs), paper- white and construction, crayons, black fine tip pens for adding details, watercolor paint for painting the sky, and glue for gluing down construction paper shapes.
Make up a finger/thumb wiper with a wet paper towel on a plate – it’ll save a lot of trips to the bathroom.
We started by making different farm animal colors along the bottom of a piece of paper with our finger and thumb prints.
We added shapes with construction paper for the farm buildings.
(this is my example/sample)
Filled in with crayons for grass and other farm-y details.
Added a little watercolor for the sky and there you have a simple finger/thumbprint farm.
I’m linking this up to some great parties this week, check them out!
I remember doing this as a kid in elementary school! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!
Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! Says
This is so cute!
Can I draw around the thumbprints already on the glass doors and refrigerator door?
Clean Mama Says
Ha! You may be on to something Leslie 🙂
how cute…I remember thumbprint art being so popular in the 70’s. You do neat things with your kids. Lezlee