Creative Saturdays – Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

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Creative Saturdays – Mixed Media Tadeo Turtle

This week we moved to our winter residence in Arizona. I found a few minutes to have fun – real fun. I found some scrapbooking papers that I had picked up at a garage sale and wondered what I could do with them.

This is what turned out.



      • papers – all sorts
      • scissors
      • watercolour paper
      • paints and brushes
      • salt
      • podge or white glue


Decide on your animals, fish or plants. Cut out from the papers. I decided on Tadeo and made three of them.


Put your pieces together to make your figures.


On the watercolour paper apply water using a brush or spray bottle. Drop colours onto the wet paper. Sprinkle salt.


Let dry.

Decide on your pattern for the figures. I tried several placements before I was happy with the result.





Now paste the figures onto the dried watercolour paper. Then paste over again all over the picture. This was fun.


Wait until completely dry. I added more watercolour on top of the pasted paper. This turned out to be interesting as the colours were different and I saw shapes appear.

I added the eyes and toes with black marker. Additional details could be added to the picture as well.


Don’t forget to send me your child’s pictures. Send them to Janis Cox and I will put them up in the Children’s Gallery.

Please check out more about my book Tadeo Turtle on Tadeo’s Page. You will find more activities at the back of my book. And a 24-page curriculum is available if you ask.

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Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox


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