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Creative Saturdays – Sponge Painting – Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Sponge Painting – Tadeo Turtle

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I know that we can use sponges to paint around shapes and make a picture. But today I thought I would use sponge painting for a background to a picture. I used the flat side, the edges and even squeezed out the paint.

Kids love sponges. The best ones of course are the sea sponges – they have lots of texture. This time I used the regular sponges – cut in small pieces. I used the three primary colours – each one in a separate container. That way you won’t make “mud”.

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Here are a couple of beginning pictures of the process.

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In this one I started to squeeze out the paint and use the edges.

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And then the final product.
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Creative Saturdays – Painting without a Brush

Creative Saturdays – Painting without a Brush

When I attended my Experimental Watercolour Course we were encouraged (well actually told) to paint only with found materials. Someone brought in a child’s bubble blower; others brought kitchen utensils, straws, strainers; someone had made an unusual homemade items with strings and washers.

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Today I thought I would experiment with vegetables. I chose a cherry tomato, carrots and kale.

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jVP---the-pallet-to-startThen I started to paint my picture. I mixed some paint on the pallett. Then painted my turtle.
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Here are the vegetables after being in the paint.
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And the final result.
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I found I could use the carrot to draw with. The tomato made a good head, and legs. Both the carrot and the tomato I used to stamp Tadeo’s back. The kale was useful for the background leaves.

I hope you enjoyed today’s experiment and will try it with your kids and grandkids.

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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.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

 

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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Creative Saturdays – Tadeo Turtle Oil Pastel Resist

Creative Saturdays – Tadeo Turtle Oil Pastel Resist

At my experimental workshop for watercolour we looked at many materials that will resist watercolour.

Today I am experimenting with Oil Pastels.

I used only white oil pastel to paint the outline of my picture. You can do lines, circles, solid pieces. You can use different colours. The picture is hard to see but I hope you get the idea.

TT-Oil-Pastel-Resist-Step-One Then use watercolours to paint the picture. The oil pastel resists the watercolour

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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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Creative Saturdays – Foam Print Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Foam Print Tadeo Turtle

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This past week my granddaughter attended a course at Haliburton School of the Arts, run by Erin Lynch. She had a wonderful time. Erin is very creative and the kids made fantastic projects – including a bird banner – that was something. I forgot to take pictures again!!!!

But one project fascinated me. Using styrofoam the kids etched a picture and then printed  it.

So I thought I would try with my 4-year grandson. I didn’t have any styrofoam but I did have foam sheets. I wondered if they would work – and they did.

I made mine first to see if it worked. Then my grandson wanted to make one.

Materials:

            • styrofoam or foamy sheet
            • pencil – sharp
            • paint of any colour
            • tin sheet
            • brush
            • piece of paper

Instructions:

On the styrofoam piece etch a picture or design. My grandson did not press very hard so I went over his drawing so it would be deeper into the foam.

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Put paint into a tin pan or anything that will fit your foam. Use a brush to spread it around.

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Place the foam upside down in the paint. Press down.

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Place the stamp that you made on a piece of paper. Press down firmly all over the foam.

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Lift off carefully – and there is your picture.!!! I asked my grandson what was different between the stamp and his picture. He couldn’t see until I asked him where the head was in each picture. “Oh it is backwards,” he said. We needed to pick up his sister from camp so I forgot to take a picture of his print.

Here is the print of mine.

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I washed off the foam and it could be used again. You could put different paints onto the tray. Here is the foam pad of my Tadeo print.

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My stamp of Tadeo

 

We had lots of fun!

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.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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If you want to purchase a signed copy of Tadeo Turtle click on the Paypal icon. It will direct you to the PayPal site where you can choose PayPal or a credit card.

Creative Saturdays – Handprint Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Handprint Tadeo Turtle

 

I am back after a week’s Sabbath from blogging. I spent last week at a VBS. We used a handprint in one of the crafts. We were making sheep because our theme was The Lord is Our Shepherd.

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Using the same idea I created a turtle.

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Materials:

      • tempera paint
      • pie plate
      • glue
      • found materials (nut shells, glitter, flowers, plants – anything will do)
      • brushes
      • glue
      • paper

Instructions:

Fill a pie plate or other suitable container with paint. I used green.

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Place your child’s hand in the paint. Move it around to cover all the underside. My husband took this shot of my painted hand and later wondered how he got green paint on his hand. 🙂

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Carefully place your child’s hand on the paper. If you want the head up, make sure the thumb is opposed to the legs. (I didn’t so added the head by painting it in.)

Press down to ensure all the paint is on the paper. Lift off carefully.

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Now you can make your turtle. I used pistachio shells to decorate the turtle’s shell. I enlarged the head a bit; put some toes on his feet and added a tail. You can use sparkles, stickers, cut paper, feathers, or anything else.

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Then I make a background around him. You could do this first as well.

And voila the finished picture – Tadeo Turtle Handprint

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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.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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Creative Saturdays – Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Toothbrush Tadeo Turtle

Today I would like to show you how to make a painting using a toothbrush. Another term for this is spatter painting.

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Materials:

1. Paper
2. Paint – tempera or watercolour
3. Brush
4. Toothbrush
5. Scissors
6. Cardboard or stock paper
7. Water

Instructions:

Draw your object – I chose a turtle.

Draw your object

Cut out the object and place it on a piece of paper.


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Mix up your paint. Stick with the three primary colours: blue, yellow and red.

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Tape the object to the paper.

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Using a toothbrush spray the paint onto the paper.

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Move the paint around. Twist the paper in all directions – any wet paint will run to make interesting patterns.

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When you are finished take off the stencil. At this point you can leave the stencil as is or you can paint it. I chose to paint it.

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As you can see I did not have the stencil firmly in place. If you want crisp lines ensure that the stencil is tacked down better than I did.

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The finished product.

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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.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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CREATIVE SATURDAYS – Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle

Creative Saturdays – Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle

Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle

This week I decided to go back to my own childhood and try a crayon resist. It is easy and fun.

You will need:

    • A piece of cardboard 
    • Tempera Paint (I used black but any colour would do)
    • Crayons (brightly coloured)
    • Something to etch the picture – a pen that doesn’t work is great, a bread and butter knife. I used the end of one of my watercolour brushes.

Instructions:

1. Using crayons colour all over the cardboard. You can do straight lines of colour, circles, random (this is what I did), a pattern – it doesn’t matter.

Crayon Resist - adding colour

2. Go over your picture again with the crayons to be sure you have it as filled as possible – press hard.

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3. Using a large paint brush apply the paint to the whole picture.

Crayon Resist - applying black tempera

Crayon Resist - Painted in Black

4. Make sure the paint is perfectly dry. Use a hair dryer if you can’t wait. Etch your picture and watch the colours appear. Put down newspaper because when you etch it will make a mess. You can etch as much as you want. The more you clear the black the more colour will show through.

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I had lots of fun making a Crayon Resist Tadeo Turtle. Try it with different pictures – Butterflies, children, family, any picture will work.

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.

Tadeo Turtle by Janis Cox

For more craft ideas from He Cares for Us go to Crafts for Kids.

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