Friday, April 25, 2008

Potato and Leaf Prints

Yesterday we went to a local toy shop who were having a "bubble fun day" but it was a big non-event so we came home and collected some leaves and then did some leaft prints and potato print painting. This is the first time we've done these. I cut the potatoes with my cookie cutters to get the shapes which was really easy to do. It would help next time to have rollers to put the paint on the leaves because it gets too thick with using a brush but we coped.

Isla wasn't really quite sure about the whole thing and just wanted to use her brush.
But later she got into it and was painting the potatoes and the leaves herself. She still wasn't really into actually printing with them a lot but she had a go and Mum helped a bit too ;-). Maybe this is one of those art activities that age helps a bit.
I seem to have created a monster though - she did 12 paintings today!

3 comments:

Penny April 25, 2008 at 2:04 PM  

it's neat she wants to do painting. Tim is more into building stuff.

ruthy - see I can become famous! April 25, 2008 at 3:41 PM  

you're such a good mum, I never did things like that at home, I left that for pre-school

Trina,  April 26, 2008 at 7:01 PM  

Very cool Andrea, and yes, it will become easier as they get older. Our two just love this type of thing now!

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