Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Please Point Me to the Direction of Non-messy Art Projects


Watercolor and crayon shavings everywhere. Ah well, it's all in good fun. So yesterday's art projects were more of the usual, plus melted crayon wax and white crayon drawing under watercolor. My cheese grater and iron will never be the same again. Kidding! They're fine. I used a sharpener for the crayon shavings and I used wax paper to protect my flat iron. Look at this.


Is it just me or does it really seem like Marguerite has a particular genius for producing muddy colors? lol The wax melted together, of course since she piled them in an enchanting blob in the middle. I tried showing her how to sprinkle the shavings to create objects or the outline of my hand, but she was having none of that. Well, sigh, it's her art, so I let her do what she wanted, and what she wanted was that and a performance art we're calling "And Crayon Shavings Shall Rain in Our Apartment". As for the white crayon thing, she was less excited about that since we'd done it before. However, I let her use sponges instead of brushes this time and it became more playing with water than actual painting.
I can't wait until she can properly clean up after herself.

8 comments:

Bambie dear ★ said...

this is wow... art could be messy but its good for the kid's brain.

Michelle | UPrinting said...

Those are real messy, but you know what they say, the messier it is the funner the task is. Of course the clean up is a pain.

Dave DeWall said...

Your daughter is quite creative, and it is so good of you to encourage like that. Creating art is such fun. I started at the age of two by drawing on the walls of our home. I think my Mom had to clean up that mess!

spinninglovelydays said...

@Bambie: You're right. That's why I just put up with the mess.
@Michelle: Mess=fun, that's some equation, sigh. :D
@Dave: Thanks. It is best to start early so creativity becomes a lifetime habit. :)

Sharkbytes said...

Hey- water, melting, mess! Good times though. What did kids do before crayons?

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Sharkbytes. I'm not sure. I think playing with mud may be as old school as one can get, lol.

Silvergirl said...

mess is fun!! kids love it, and she will be more creative:)

spinninglovelydays said...

Hi, Silvergirl. Oh how kids do love the mess. I just have to keep in mind that they ARE learning from all of it, lol.