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« on: July 07, 2012 06:55:55 AM »

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 Wink 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!!



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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012 07:04:32 AM »

That is so cool! Your daughter is doing a great job  Grin I especially love the picture of her working on it outside.
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012 07:11:53 AM »

That's amazing! Way better than I could have done Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012 08:21:11 AM »

That is really really cool!  She did a great job. Hope you put them up around the house.
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012 09:37:47 AM »

they will be up as soon as we move house, they're currently carefully packed in a box with some of my own paintings so she knows how highly I value them. one is on display in my hallway though (big red planet)as I can't bare to pack it yet.
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012 12:12:21 PM »

They are fantastic!! Way to go for your little one Smiley I'd love to try this instructable.
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012 06:41:16 AM »

I think those are fantastic!  Kudos to you for home educating!!  We did for both our sons and I love reading about other Craftsters who do as well.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2012 10:25:32 AM »

always nice to find another family who do lol.
*high fives Homerof2*
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2012 07:36:05 AM »

Those are awesome!!! I can't believe she's only 6 and making such cool art! Just goes to show you can do anything you really put your mind to Cheesy
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