So we’ve been away with my husband on his various work adventures and it’s been difficult but really lots of fun because we made it fun! Theres long hours of pass time for me and the kids, so I’ve come to this conclusion that there’s a small container that I should always be taking along and in it you will always find:
- Coloured Marker Pens
- Black Marker
Along with it I make sure I always have colored paper or cardboard and we’re set! We can have fun wherever we are and it sometimes looks like this our hotel apartments…
On a recent trip we made these awesome hand cut out pieces of art and it was loads of fun! The steps are easy..
Trace their hands and feet on one of the papers. Two of these hands are my boy’s and two of them my girl’s.
Put a few colored sheets in a heap with the traced hands on top (the same with the feet) and cut out. Make sure the stack is not too thick… with the paper I used I could do two sheets of each color but with card stock you won’t be able to use as much without the paper moving when you cut.
You will end up with hand and feet cutouts like this
Now the fun begins… Use your imagination to make with the hands and feet whatever you see! I thought this red hand could look like Hank from the movie Finding Dory, and the blue hand looks kinda like an elephant.
First draw the lines with pencil so you can erase it afterward.
Now cut out the white of the eyes with paper like in this Paper Finger Puppet post and glue them in place. This is an important part of the process as anything with eyes will look a bit weird without the whites in the eyes!
Draw the blue and black pupils with markers and finish off by going over the pencil lines with a black marker. You can now erase the pencil marks and there you go!
I thought the different colors of hands with all the fingers could make nice feathers for a parrot… and so it did!
Just align the hands to look like the back of the parrot and have one stand up on top to look like the little hairs on top.
Now draw the beak and chest and maybe a branch or two, paste your white eye and color everything in and you have a work of art!
Ps I am not getting paid for saying this but I strongly suggest using Bostik Clear gel for this. The gel is a new addition to Bostik and the reason I like it so much is because it doesn’t run and just like the normal Clear glue, it sticks instantly and you don’t have to wait for it to dry to have everything together. Absolutely my favourite product by far for everyday school adhesives.
This is what came out when I asked my kids what they saw and what they would like to make. Of course we made Hank so they were on the Finding Dory thought pattern so my little girl saw Nemo in the orange foot (I helped with the obvious parts). We cut off the ankle of a foot to make the tail.
My son wanted to make Dory with the blue foot and told me exactly how he wanted everything down to thy shape of the tail and the eye on the two toes. He drew the tail fin detail and the mouth. I must say for a 3 year old I thought this was really cool!
Let your imagination go and just have fun with it!
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