Our sunflowers were quite pitiful this year and this left a whole in our garden.
I often see this craft in preschools and online but had never actually done them.
Yesterday we traced and cut out our hand prints onto brown paper bags, glued them into a circle and pasted a mitt full of sunflower seeds into the center.
The effect is perfect and the kids loved this simple, sunny craft.
In another session of the Great Masters of Art we read about Edvard Munch (and no I don't think it is a relative of Robert)
K loved his work and noticed a sad sort of theme to his paintings.
She picked The Scream to try and copy.
This gave me the opportunity to show her how to achieve perspective with the bridge railing.
She worked for about half of an hour with pastels to try to replicate the painting and found it hard to get it right.
She figured out great art does takes time...something she ran out of when she noticed the neighbours were coming over to play.
It's hard to tell in this photo but she spent most the time with the railing.
I almost would like to try this one again to see how she would do it differently.
My walls are so full of masterpieces I feel like the riches person in the world.