Thursday, March 12, 2015
Book Review - Art Painting with Different Tools
About the Book
Art doesn't have to be an expensive production of paints, brushes, and other supplies. When it comes to encouraging kids' creativity, the everyday items we have around the house can be just as good as fancy art studio materials. Barron's new Art Painting series shows children just how easy it is to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary with dozens of really unique and totally do-able projects using supplies that can be found in the kitchen, pantry, or linen closet! With a little imagination, simple items like coffee, sponges, bottle caps, aluminum foil, old newspaper, and even cotton swabs can be used to create a masterpiece! Clearly illustrated, step-by-step instructions include material lists, advice for preparing the workspace, and notes for when an adult's help is needed. Endless inspiration for aspiring young artists as well as teachers and parents! In Art Painting with Different Tools,, who says paintbrushes are the only way to paint? This book explores some cool alternatives. (Ages 5 and up)
My Take on the Book
Get your children ready for painting without brushes. Your children will enjoy each of the 16 creative projects in this book. So the painting utensils are straw, pine needles, sponges, fingers, feathers, wool, ribbon, and cotton balls to name a few. These projects will really allow your child to use their imagination.
I play to try all of these projects with my girls. One I particularly liked was the one where they created monsters with paint and using a straw and then "google eyes". I think they will want to do this more than once.
I encourage you to just have fun with this book. There are so many avenues for creativity.
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