Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Painting on tinfoil

Painting is a big deal in our household. It is always a good time. It is a go to activity in order to create some instant cheer if Logan is ever acting gloomy. But sometimes I find that it is fun to switch it up. Fresh off of our experience of painting a birdhouse, the little guy requested that we paint again a few days later. This is when I decided to let him stamp Easter shapes. I gave him a piece of paper, but I didn't have a flat paper plate to put paint onto. Instead without really thinking, I grabbed a piece of tin foil.


The stamping was okay, but the tinfoil, well that sent Logan over the moon. He loved watching the swirling colors.


And I have to admit, it was quite pretty. If I had thought about it enough,I might have wanted to press a blank piece of paper down onto it to make it a print to keep.

That being said, clean up was quite a breeze. Just wash the brush off and then crumple up the tin foil and toss in the trash can. Washing the kiddo off might be a different story though.

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10 comments:

  1. Foil is one of our favorite painting surfaces! It is really fun to use translucent paints on it too!

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  2. You know, I've never tried foil painting but I really must - it looks like a wonderful, creative, sensory experience that the kids at preschool would love. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. so fun! shared this on my fb and twitter

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  4. My little man loves painting on foil too. He loves pushing all the paint around and making different shapes. I made a print for myself but little man just enjoys squelching in the paint :)

    Followed over from No Time for Flashcards. Looking forward to having more of a read :)

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  5. We tried this this morning - Awesome activity! My son learned more about mixing and blending colors. He also came up with a great idea for adding glitter to the picture. We'll be doing this one again. Thanks again!

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  6. Wow! Thanks guys for the positive feedback! You're all awesome!

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  7. Ha ha, I love the messy hand. That is great that you turned that into a different way to do art. So wonderful! Thanks for sharing at my blog party last week. Hope you come back again tomorrow!

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  8. This is one Messy & FUN idea! :) Your sweet lil boy looks like he is enjoying himself so much!

    So many wonderful ideas on your blog - please take a moment to link up on my new Kids Craft & Educational type linky party - The Sunday Showcase which just started today!

    Here is the direct link to link-up: http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-showcase-51511.html

    The more wonderful ideas we share - the more inspiration we all have! :) I hope you can come link-up and "showcase" your amazing work!

    Bernadette - Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    http://moto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com

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