Miss Jo and NOVA’s Parenting Place did it again! At Emy’s art class today we had a plethora of Mardi Gras projects sure to keep kids any age happy, entertained, and messy. So I had to share this with you on this Fat Tuesday. Hope you can try this with your kids…and if not – pin it for next year!
|Teacher demo of dabbing technique.|
First things first, all the paint this morning was gold, purple and green of course! And we had lots of new ‘brushes’ to try to create with. At the first station you could choose to put your paper horizontal or vertical. Then just dab the paint on with these kitchen sponges.
I recommend getting a shower curtain liner at the Dollar Tree for the floor, or do this outdoors.
Oh and notice the flour in the photo above? That’s to thicken the paint for a new texture, and to keep the paint from dripping. Smart.
My 2 year old preferred just sitting on the floor and dragging the beads along the paper. Whatever works! Oh and we were adding to paintings we had made last week, hence the handprints.
The third station had two parts to make a mask. First the kids cut the crepe paper varying lengths, same colors of course.
Then glued it onto either a purple or yellow paper plate. Two hands on the scissors for this age group, and both hands on the glue bottle as well. Working on this still with Emylia.
Then there was another table set up with straws and feathers to choose from. The paint on this table was half glue and half paint.
And here’s Emy’s masterpiece! They are too little to cut eye holes…maybe next week we will bring it home and finish it.
But Emy had fun playing with one Miss Jo had already made!
And I had fun too! Selfie taken before the class.
Hope you can use these ideas with your little ones…enjoy Fat Tuesday! Oh and if you live in South Florida, hope to see you at Nova! Don’t forget to pin this one for later!
Sarah @ Play 2 Learn with Sarah says
Sounds fun for the kids…but REALLY messy! I bet it’s worth it though! Looks like y’all had fun!
Kristen Hewitt says
Yes, very messy, but I think I did well. 🙂 But, it was worth it. They had a really fun time.
Kristen Hewitt says
The bead painting was a fun idea. I had never seen that before. The kids loved it.
This is awesome! I love the bead painting!
What a fun craft! Thanks for sharing!
Elizabeth (Rock-A-Bye Parents) says
What fun crafts! I never would have thought to use beads for painting.
How fun is this?! Love it, and I love the idea of using the beads as a paintbrush…what a great experience for preschoolers! Pinning this, it’s so cute. Thanks for linking up to Wordy Wednesday!
PS – your daughter is precious!!
April the Steadfast Reader says
You don’t normally hear ‘Mardi Gras’ and ‘kids’ together – but this looks super fun and festive! (If not an unholy mess… 🙂 )
Thanks for linking up with Spread the Love!
Sherry Wayne says
Last year was the first time my family and I attended Our Kid’s World Fun Fest in West Palm Beach and we had a really great time. I recently found out the event is happening on Saturday April 26 & Sunday 27 and that I can even get FREE tickets for the kids online. Not only are my kids excited about this event but they are eagerly looking forward to meeting their favorite Nickelodeon characters. Here is the link where I accessed free kids tickets http://www.adayforkids.com/free-kids-ticket.cfm or you can visit their website http://www.adayforkids.com for more event details.
Amanda @ queenofthelandoftwigsnberries says
Love this post! My boys and I are trying to celebrate all of the minor holidays, mainly because celebrating holidays are super fun, and your activities look so easy and simple for my crazy little boys. Pinning!
Sharon Rowe says
Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness, I wish I had little kids, mine are all grown up, I love it when they did art projects!
Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories says
This looks so fun. I love Mardi Gras colors. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday linkup and hope you join us this weekend too!