Monday, August 19, 2013

Camp Mom - Summer Activities for Kids. Art Day

Were having another Camp Mom Day today! After playing in the nature, we're moving on to mommy's favorite day - it's art day! I know, The Boy wanted a sport day, The Girl wanted a princess or fairies day (gee, are we gender appropriate or what?...), but mommy wants an art day, so mommy will get an art day.
Camp Mom - Art Day


We opened the day with a book. It's one of my (and their) favorite art books for kids, Picasso's Trousers. We bought it in the amazing shop at the Tate Modern, but you can also get it from Amazon as well. The book not only features Picasso's masterpieces, but also teaches the kids that art is what you want it to be.




Then we decided we also want to be Picasso. So the kids got photos of themselves in size A4, and on the table I placed scissors, glue and some other materials that I've been collecting for our craft table. The instructions were very simple - (1) Create a new self portrait from the photo (2) You can do ANYTHING. In the beginning it was a bit hard for them, but as the scissors were cutting the first line, it all became easy.


Camp Mom - Art Day


Here's his finished one -

Camp Mom - Art Day


And hers...
Camp Mom - Art Day

Then we talked about pointillism and tried it ourselves using Q-tips and gouache paints.
Camp Mom - Art Day
Camp Mom - Art Day


Then we moved on to the kitchen and played with fondant (that's edible art, mind you :) )

Camp Mom - Art Day
Camp Mom - Art Day


With this Boy in the house, not much fondant left to work with...
Camp Mom - Art Day


After washing hands, each child got a shirt and markers for fabric. Confession - this was when they've had it and asked to watch TV instead... The shirts still wait unfinished in my craft room...

Camp Mom - Art Day


While they were having lunch (and getting some TV time…), I drew frames in different sizes and shapes on pieces of paper . When they were ready again, they drew inside the frames whatever they wanted.

Camp Mom - Art Day
Yay! Finally I get to participate as well!...

Then we made a sign for our museum and hung it on the door and hung the art pieces they made around the house. Can you believe that I forgot to take pictures?!

This was the end of the day for us, but you can take this subject to different directions. Want some ideas? The Artful Parent is one of my favorite websites EVER. It has so many ideas, you won't be able to stop browsing... If you know other similar website, please share in the comments :)











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12 comments:

  1. Love that and all the pictures! It looks like the kids had so much fun!

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    1. Thanks Shay :) They had a blast (the fondant activity was their favorite, of course...)!

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  2. Fun projects and ideas!

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  3. Oh my goodness, you are so creative! What a wonderful way to expose your children to art. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Cindy :) I believe that the best way to learn something is by trying it out...

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  4. What a neat experience for the kids. I want some of that fondant!

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    1. Thanks! Unfortunately nothing's left... The Boy just ate it all... :)

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  5. wow, you certainly covered a lot! How cute your kids look!

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    1. Thanks Roshni! We have almost 60 days of summer vacation here in Israel, so I have to use anything I can think of if I want to survive...

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