I started an art class for the neighborhood kids and some other friends on Wednesday mornings.
Every class I've ever taught starts by making a color wheel. This one is made using magazine pages, so it's very kid-friendly.
Take a large piece of white craft paper, and trace a circle with a dinner plate. Divide the circle into 6 equal sized wedges, either by eye-balling or folding. Trace all the lines with a black marker. Using colored markers, draw a line or squiggle in each wedge that shows which color to use: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Violet.
Flip through magazines and junk mail to find pictures that are mostly one color. Recycling and giving you permission to get rid of some of those magazines that are cluttering your side table!
Separate the colored paper pieces into piles (or baggies if you are outside!) and let your child fill each wedge with the right color. Tell her to try and cover every bit of white paper, and she might just take all day to finish it.
Depending on your little one's age, he might need some help. One of our friends kept putting the glue on the wrong side, and then couldn't figure out why it didn't look right in the end. No big deal, though. Just cover them with more pieces!
I love doing projects with lots of kids, because each one works differently. It's fun to see all the various personalities and how they approach their own work. Try not to hurry them if time allows, and try not to give too much instruction. They have ways of figuring things out for themselves that might surprise you.
Don't forget to take a picture of the finished product!
If you are following the baby doll drive for Haiti, we just got these two darlings, made by Kathryn S.
That brings our current total to 34!
Keep sewing and sending them in! Details here.
linked to THD