|Watercolor art invitation|
I have read a few things online lately about art invitations, and thought we would give some a try. Basically you set out all the supplies for an art activity, and clear the work area of everything else. I'm not sure if you purposely lead your child/children to the art table or if you just leave it for them to discover on their own. I kinda did both. Out of three kids I had only two takers, which worked for me. (kid #3 is my 2 year old niece, who had a BLAST making a watercolor mess)
This particular art invitation involved watercolors, my favorite for the kids since it is the easiest to clean up. Ha! You draw a swoopy curly line on the paper, and let the kiddos paint it however they like. Maybe they will paint inside the bubbles, or on the lines......
|Painting a flower...|
Or just disregard the lines altogether, like my kid.......
|Well, I guess she painted inside some of the bubbles eventually....|
|Creation number 1: flowers, rainbow, some letters|
|Creation number 2: letters, swirly letters, dots|
This was very fun, and made art time a bit more interesting than usual. I have plans to try out some more art invitations, and will venture into the messy ones, too (the ones with sand and glue....ack!). I want to add that these can be great quiet time activities, as well as a time for you to have a couple minutes to yourself to get one of those things done that requires no children clinging to you. Perfect!