Clay, Play & Painting

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Paint on tin foil & then press onto a piece of paper for a beautiful painted transfer painting. A great srts & crafts activity to do with the kids.

One of the reasons that I love painting & drawing with my daughter is listening to her explain to me what she is creating. She wields such a wonderful story with each stroke of her paint brush or marker. I love watching her. I could just stare at her for hours & listen to what she has to say.

Here she asked mommy to draw a monster for her, but with a little instruction Mai was able to draw her own. It is a little faded, but it was a pretty good representation I thought. The baby monster was trying to find the mama monster & was running fast and it was so windy. The dots are the baby monster’s foot prints. Adorable!

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We do a lot of painting in our home. We use different mediums of paint. We dabble in water color, acrylics & even Cool Whip paints. Aside from experimenting with different paints we like to paint on different canvases as well. We have painted on cardboard & paper plates, wax paper & over the weekend we painted clay.

We used a simple clay recipe:

2 1/2 cup of flour

1 1/4 cup of water

1 cup of salt

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir. Use hands to knead the clay in the bowl until all flour and water is absorbed.

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We rolled out the clay with a rolling pin.

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Mai made hand prints in the clay & used cookie cutters to make a lovely piece of abstract clay artwork.

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We baked our clay projects at 250 degrees for 2 hours. This will vary depending on thickness.

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Our little Picasso went to work.

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Tonight we tried something a little different, tin foil painting.

Mai & I painted designs & pictures on a piece of foil & then pressed a piece of blank paper over the painting. We rubbed a hand over the paper & transferred the painting onto the blank paper.

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Mommy made a tree & then was asked to make a heart.

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From Foil…
To paper.
To paper.

Mai made a beautiful painting as well. This was a doggie. He was very tired & wanted to lay down. I do love that imagination.

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Paint on tin foil & then press onto a piece of paper for a beautiful painted transfer painting. A great srts & crafts activity to do with the kids

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