Over the last month or so, my 5 year old has become fascinated with famous artists. We stumbled across a few wonderful books at the library about DaVinci, Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh. The more that she learns about them, the more she wants to know. Her new goal in life is to become a great artist and have her work on display in a museum.
It is no secret that I love footprint crafts. My latest footprint crafts have been inspired by famous works of art. Last night, I felt inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. I was ready to start our Starry night project and then passed by this gumball machine at the house we are staying at during our home build.
This sparked a whole new inspiration.
Footprint Gumball Craft
Paint the heel in white & the rest of the foot in red. Press in onto a piece of paper.
Paint the gumball machine top with red & silver paint.
Paint the dial & gumball door on with the silver & add details with black.
Have your child dip their little finger into different colored paint and press into the white to make the gumballs. Cute, quick & easy!
After my detour, I went back to my main event.
Footprint Starry Night
I painted my daughter’s foot in black & then pressed it onto a piece of blue paper.
I used a Sharpie to draw in the rest of the curvy black structure depicted by the foot .
I used the Sharpie again to draw in the village at the bottom of the scene.
I quickly painted the drawing. It didn’t need to be perfect.
Next I painted in the mountains.
And then began adding in the stars & swirls in the sky.
I cannot wait to decorate our new home with all of our new works of art.
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