ok so every parent thinks their kid rocks, and I'm no exception.
Soph is home educated for many reasons, and I decided last week we'd follow an Instructable about making space paintings using spray paints.
I figured first off, it's some fine motor control, shadow perception, chemical awareness in the form of knowing that if this paint gets on you, you need a special chemical to remove it (so also an introduction to solvents). It's also an introduction to artistic composition, recycling, organisation, budgeting in the form of having a budget for materials and keeping to it and finally, we'd end up with some snazzy new art for our new home and possibly some to give away as christmas gifts lol.
there are a lot of amazing artists on this site and I know my six year old following an internet tutorial can't compare to the amazing talent, but art takes many forms
and apologies that the photos don't seem to do the paintings justice. the space is black, there are silver stars...
the left hand picture was completely unaided. the right hand one was the one we did together to teach her how to hold the spray paints and position the stencils.
here she is doing the one on her own. I was busy beginning to make my sister's birthday gift (jewellry box decorated the same way lol)
so.. .whadya think? not bad for an afternoon in the sun with some spray paints, pound shop canvasses and old plates!!