Monday, December 19, 2011

Color Picture

Each year parents are looking for ideas
for their children to make as
Holiday presents.

Is Mary the next Renoir?
Johnny- Degas?
Trent- Cezanne?
Piper is our next Monet.

For this project you will need:
(3 for $5 at Hobby Lobby and 40% coupon)
PENCIL SHARPNER(for shavings)

For this project you are going to use
shavings of the colors. 
We used 2 boxes of 64 colors.
Look how yummy the colors look!
Yes, it did take awhile to shave each color,
but well worth the time.
Plus it will keep your little ones 
quite and still
for a little bit of time.

Have your child draw a design on the canvas.
This is their project but try and stress a
BIG picture is better.

Sprinkle the color shavings on the design.

Try to cover the canvas with colors without white showing.

Cover the canvas with wax paper
and iron until the colors melt.

Carefully check to see that the colors have melted
by lifting the wax paper.

If the color has not melted all of the way
lay the wax paper back down and re-iron.

To add a little extra pazzaz
wrap the edges with ribbon and tack down with

Now your child has their very own master piece.

~Claude Monet


  1. oh. my. gosh. I HAVE to do this with my Little Crafter! This is the best idea I've seen all day. Pinning it now, and I would looooove if you'd share it at my party, going on now.

  2. What a fantastic idea - I'm putting it in my file for a good project for our art days! Thanks!


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