Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crafts with Virginia

We have been keeping busy playing outside while the rain stays away for a few days. But during the rainy days we have been busy inside doing crafts. Last night I ran across this great craft blog called Kiwi Crate. I decided to try the watercolor resist painting with Virginia. 

Supplies:
Watercolor paints
Paper
Contact Paper
Scissors

Luckily I already had all the supplies in my craft room. I quickly googled fish and let Virginia pick her favorite picture. Then I printed the image and taped it to the contact paper to cut out. All I had was sketch paper so that is what I used. When we do this project again I would like to get some good watercolor paper. I carefully peeled off the contact paper and stuck it down to the paper. I found it best to peel part of the contact paper off and stick it slowly down to the paper. That way I could make sure there was no air bubbles. 


Next I got the watercolors set up and let Virginia go to town. I think she got a little confused at why her paint was not sticking to the fish. I told her to cover the whole page with paint and in the end there would be a surprise. Virginia is so silly, it took awhile to get her to paint the whole page. But after some pushing she got the whole page cover and then I carefully peeled up the contact paper and we were left with a beautiful fish painting. 

The craft was a hit and I think I would even like to do one myself in the future. Hopefully I will pick up some Ikea frames next time we are down there and hang some of Virginia's paintings up in the play room. 


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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Crafts with Virginia


We have been keeping busy playing outside while the rain stays away for a few days. But during the rainy days we have been busy inside doing crafts. Last night I ran across this great craft blog called Kiwi Crate. I decided to try the watercolor resist painting with Virginia. 

Supplies:
Watercolor paints
Paper
Contact Paper
Scissors

Luckily I already had all the supplies in my craft room. I quickly googled fish and let Virginia pick her favorite picture. Then I printed the image and taped it to the contact paper to cut out. All I had was sketch paper so that is what I used. When we do this project again I would like to get some good watercolor paper. I carefully peeled off the contact paper and stuck it down to the paper. I found it best to peel part of the contact paper off and stick it slowly down to the paper. That way I could make sure there was no air bubbles. 


Next I got the watercolors set up and let Virginia go to town. I think she got a little confused at why her paint was not sticking to the fish. I told her to cover the whole page with paint and in the end there would be a surprise. Virginia is so silly, it took awhile to get her to paint the whole page. But after some pushing she got the whole page cover and then I carefully peeled up the contact paper and we were left with a beautiful fish painting. 

The craft was a hit and I think I would even like to do one myself in the future. Hopefully I will pick up some Ikea frames next time we are down there and hang some of Virginia's paintings up in the play room. 


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