Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Negative Space Farm Painting

A Pig in the Mud
We have been reading and talking about farm animals for the past week. We read the book Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud, by Lynn Plourde and I thought that these negative space paintings would be a fun project for Emily to do to go along with the book!

I traced pieces from her Melissa & Doug Farm Wooden Chunky Puzzle onto cardboard and cut them out.
For the first one Emily taped the pig shape onto a piece of pink construction paper

Next, she painted over the shape with brown paint.

When she was finished we pulled off the pig cardboard shape to see what was left behind.
We decided that it looked like a pig in the mud!!

Emily enjoyed doing this so we did it again with all of the cardboard shapes.

Emily covered the whole piece of construction paper with green, yellow and brown paint.
Then we peeled of the pieces to revel our negative space farm!

Emily's Negative Space Farm


Gidget Girl Reading said...

really cute my LO loves doing this kind of painting!

Denise said...

Cool idea! We also have a farm theme going so we'll give this a try next week.

Christy Killoran said...

Looks like fun!

Sandy said...

That's a great idea! My daughter loves pigs...and mud! lol!

Thanks for linking:0)

jennwa said...

That is a fun idea.

I love how serious she looks while she is doing the project, very cute.

Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!

Carisa said...

I'd love to use this for Totally Tots :)

Let me know if it's OK!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.


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