Monday, December 21, 2009

The Art Box 12/21

Unfortunately, Crumpet is still not much into art this week. I left a big collection of supplies on the kitchen table, hoping that if they were staring him in the face, he'd use them. Sometimes that works, but not this time. He stuck a few car stickers to a piece of paper, and called it quits.

We did do a project related to our Before Five in a Row reading for the week though. The book was The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. The artwork in the book was made using collage and watercolors, so we got some tissue paper and paint and set to work. As you can see, not much collaging went on here, but he was happy to have real watercolors again. This is a picture of a thunderstorm.
This was a truly open-ended project. I foolishly left a box of crayons within reach and Crumpet wandered off with it. Fortunately, the only decorated thing I've found so far was this bag! Maybe he was making gift bags for Christmas? Right now, when he does color, he is all about using every single color available and just drawing one or two stripes with each color.
I let Crumpet use the window markers tonight, and he thought that was pretty cool. He couldn't believe I'd let him draw on the windows! Again, lots of streaks with each color. (The circles in the shape of a snowman on the right were mine.) My husband came home and saw this and freaked out...ha ha, I hope they are really washable!!
Hopefully, someone will feel more crafty in the next few weeks! Happy Holidays!


  1. I think it's a good sign that Crumpet uses all the colors - it means that he is experimenting and learning. Too funny about the bag, and my husband would have freaked about the windows as well :)

  2. I like his watercolor painting! And we have been going nuts with window crayons - M loves them! I have to admit I've been having fun with them too. :) How cute about the crayons and drawing on the gift bag. :) Hopefully you won't find anything more than that!!

  3. I've yet to actually let my kids use the window markers on the windows......
    Today I discovered my kids had drawn all over the Christmas card envelopes. Hopefully the post office will still deliver.