It was my turn to do the craft at playgroup last week and with Halloween fast approaching I did some drawings of Halloween puppets for the kids to colour in. All you have to do is print them off, colour them, cut them out and cello tape a straw to the backs. Rosie has demonstrated the art of colouring and puppet waving.
Phyllis the dancing pumpkin
Barry the Halloween bat
Great demonstrating Rosie
So happy colouring...just right click and save the images below then print them out...
Since our Melbourne trip, Rosie's been doing some serious crayoning and I've had a play with mounting her art onto small boxes, like the letterhead exhibition. I also found an Alphabet letter stamp set I've been looking for and added a few words to her masterpieces. Check out the results...
artwork and boxes to cover
My new stamp set
A few words added to the artworks
Art arranged on the wall
They look really cool in groups
They look cool on the wall. All you need to do is wrap the boxes in artwork, like wrapping a present (Try and keep it really neat as you see the sides as well). Then add some spongey double sided tape and arrange then on the wall. I even folded one around a flat piece of card, they don't all have to be 3D. The overall effect of different size and depth boxes looks really effective. Give it a go with all those A4 sheets of artwork you have. Enjoy creating.
I loved the way they displayed the exhibition, mounting them on different size and depths of display and grouping them together. Check out a few pictures I took.
You could group pictures like this at home, even mount your kids artwork onto different size boxes (boxes could be any cardboard box from the kitchen cupboard) and then group them together. When Rosie gets a collection of artwork together...I'll get her straight onto that...I'll mount and cover boxes and hang on the wall. I'll post the results of this idea soon. Just think of the artistic possibilities with this, maybe an old map cut up or even fabric.
The other cool thing my eyeballs popped out at was panelpop. They make recycle framed stone panels that you can draw/paint directly onto. They also print your photos or art onto them. They are very cool and I bought one to paint on. Watch this space for my result and check out their website and blog. The shop in Fitzroy had some super cool examples of photo printing. The look could be very retro/vintage. They deliver worldwide as well.