These yarn art pieces are inspired by the book ‘Art & Max’.
We love finding inspiration for arts and craft projects from the books that we read. One of our new favorites is ‘Art & Max‘ (affiliate link). It is a wonderful book about two lizards. One is an artist and the other is an aspiring artist. When Arthur (Art) suggests that Max paint him, things quickly get colorful and then begin to slowly unravel. The lines and the colors in the book inspired these yarn art creations.
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Sketch a drawing onto a piece of watercolor paper. Do not add too many details. Try to keep it simple.
Outline the drawing in school glue.
Cut strands of yarn and press the yarn onto the glue outlines.
Set your picture aside to let the glue dry once you have finished.
Use watercolors to paint within the yarn outlines once your glue has dried.
In the book, there is a mix of beautiful and vibrant colors dotted throughout the character Max at the end of the story. I wanted to use that look for the rest of our creations. Dot different shades of color around inside of your yarn. Don’t be afraid to let the colors run and blend into each other.
Whether your children have read the book or not, this is a wonderful art project with so many possibilities.
If you enjoyed this, you will also love watercolor yarn process art for kids from Arty Crafty Kids.
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