Ok, so I really debated over not posting this, but then I had to remind myself that kids art isn't meant to be perfect. That's what makes kids, kids. Right?
While I worked at a mother's day out program we made these cute pots with the kids finger prints on it to give to the mom's for mother's day. They always turned out so cute, but they were two year olds so essentially we were really doing the project for them, by dipping their hands in the paint and then pressing their finger on the pot.
Unfortunately Wild Man is four going on teenage rebellion years, not a two year old.
I should have remembered that when I started this.
Here is what we started with.
Wild Man was so excited to make this for his teacher.
So really I just got a clay pot and paint that I had on hand.
I did the next part after I put Wild Man to sleep.
I made the grass with the slick paint. It makes the paint stick out a little bit like blades of grass.
The next morning while we were still in our pjs I tried to make my own colors with the paint I had on hand. So I started mixing colors.
Wild Man thought that was the best thing since squirt cheese and crackers, he declared himself the offical paint mixer.
He was oh so kind to laugh at my jokes with a nice fake laugh.
Then came the part when I realized I may have gone a little over my head.
Wild Man wanted to put his finger prints where he wanted to put his finger prints. There was little to no discussion to change his mind. Oh I am so not looking forward to when he is 15.
When his fingers were full of paint I began to have visions of Wild man...well running wild around the house with paint all over his hands so I therefore did not get any pictures of this process.
Please forgive me.
But I did get the finished product.
I went over the finger prints with a sharpie to make the spider, bee, and butterfly. Wild Man put little finger prints on the cup thingy that the pot sits in (can you tell that my thumb is brown) to make ants crawling on the bottom. They look more like a smudge then an ant. But it was a cute idea.
I plan on putting some flowers in the pot when we give it to the teacher. But since I can't keep anything alive that grows out of the ground, I will do that the day I give her the gift. Maybe then it may have a chance to stay alive.
I am posting to these parties.