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Great Lego Party Ideas for the Kids

Time has flown by so quickly. My little girl turned 5 last week and I can hardly believe it. A few months ago, I asked my daughter what kind of party she wanted. She asked for a Lego party and an art party. I loved the idea of having both. Both would be wonderfully interactive for my daughter and all of her guests.Great Lego themed birthday party ideas for kids. decorations, food and activities. Kid's

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I have to admit, I love throwing parties, especially theme parties. I knew that my daughter and I would have fun with this one.

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Building Block Still Life Paintings

Build & Paint beginner still life art for kids - construct your own still life paintings with blocks

My daughter, like so many little kids these days is in love with the Shopkins. They are all over our house & she plays with them every day. A couple of days ago, she lined up a few of them on the coffee table & began to draw them. As she drew them, I commented on what a lovely still life she was making.

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“What’s a still life?,” my daughter asked me. This led to a discussion about still lifes. This was a perfect opportunity for some art experimentation.

I went to grab some fruit to show her a classic still life subject, but it turned out that all we had were lemons left and I was looking for something more colorful to keep it bright & interesting for her. That’s when I spotted the box of blocks on the floor.

With its simple shapes & bright colors, the blocks were perfect for a beginner’s still life painting.

I used the blocks to build a quick still life & showed my daughter how I was painting the objects in front of me.

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She wanted to build her own still life with the blocks, so she constructed her design.

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She even added a few of her Shopkins to the still. When she finished building, she was ready to paint. At first, she didn’t quite know where to start, so I asked her what she saw.

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She told me that she saw the blue block first, so she painted it. I asked her what she saw next & she pointed to the yellow block next to it & said she saw the yellow. She painted that as well.

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From there, she continued on explaining to me what she was looking at. She described the shapes & colors & where they were in  relation to the other blocks.

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She made great observations while she painted her picture. It was wonderful She did a fantastic job on her painting.

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