Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Emily Paints...

...Wrapping Paper



We have been enjoying the book Warthogs Paint: A Messy Color Book, by Pamela Duncan Edwards. This is a great book about mixing primary colors to get secondary colors. Emily has done some color mixing but this is the first time that I gave her RED, YELLOW and BLUE and let her do whatever she wanted with them. This is also the first time that Emily used her new easel.


Emily painted first with just the separate colors.

Then I told her to try mixing them. She had so much fun making orange, green and purple.

When she was finished we let the paint dry and used the paper to wrap Daddy's birthday present. Emily can't wait to give it to him for his birthday tomorrow!!

15 comments:

teachingyoungchildren said...

I discovered your blog via ABC Picnic site and subscribed in the Google Reader. Unfortunately, I can only post comments from FireFox to the blogs which have comment form embedded in the box - I am not sure why. Emily looks like a busy and happy little girl. We really should set up our easel for Anna in the backyard and let her go to town with her paints :)

Jen said...

Easels are the best! Danielle loves hers too.

So fun and and I love the idea for using it as wrapping paper!

Miller Moments said...

Love her creation!

Helene said...

It looks like she's really enjoying herself...what a little cutie!!!

I love the idea of using her creation as wrapping paper! My kids always make such colorful creations and then I have no clue what to do with them! Now I know...you are full of great ideas!!

Anne said...

I'm going to do this with my girls too. Thanks for the idea!

Sarah said...

I do this too. Any art work that is big works well. I've done it with yo-yo painting and it turns out CUTE! Thanks for linking :)

Sharon said...

What a great idea to wrap up a homemade Father's Day gift in! Thanks!

Pink & Green Mama said...

Such a nice mama you are!! I think that we as former elementary teachers really enjoy channeling all of our knowledge and tricks into our own kiddos. I'm going to have fun snooping around your archives!! So glad I found your blog. : )

Sarah said...

Oh fabulous idea! I have several birthdays coming up I think I might attempt this!

pucktricks said...

We do that too for our wrapping paper, and the grand parents LOVE it!

Mama King said...

Wonderful! She is a cutie! Stamping is fun too for wrapping paper!Visiting via Ramblings.

Katie said...

We've done this too, it's great! I keep the kiddo occupied, she's proud of her art, and my Dad was thrilled by his custom wrap. It's a win win all around!

jennwa said...

That is a fun project. I know Daddy will love that wrapping paper.

Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!

pucktricks said...

I just tagged you for the 6 unimportant things that make you happy.

Orange Juice said...

that looks so cute!
I added your feed to my reader for some reason I thought I had it and I didn't. I do that too often! But it's there now.
I will also be posting an award in a day or 2 keep a look out you will be on the list. ;)

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