Thursday, June 9, 2011

stART ~ To Be Like the Sun

Welcome to stART! I hope that you will enjoy our story and art project and maybe even share your own too. All I ask is that you link back to A Mommy’s Adventures somewhere in your post by either adding my button or a text link, so that others can see all the other great projects that everyone shares too! The linky will be open all week.  Be sure to stop by and visit the different links…every week there are so many different and fun book and craft ideas!
Check out the  stART tab in my navigation bar where you can find our past stART projects.  All the books that we have read and did a stART project for are listed in alphabetical order.
This week the weather has been BEAUTIFUL and we have been busy tending to our garden and planting some more seeds.  I found To Be Like the Sun, by Susan Marie Swanson at the library and knew it would be perfect for when we planted our sunflower seeds.  I love that this book tells about the lifecycle of a Sunflower Seed written in a lyrical free verse.  The illustrations gave us so much to talk about and after reading this book we were ready to plant our own Sunflower seeds and make our sunflower paintings too!
IMG_8154 For our Sunflower Painting we used empty plastic Snapple bottles.  The bottoms were perfect for making a flower print.  Both Emily and Juliette were able to dip the bottom of the bottle into the thin layer of paint and make the prints on the paper.  Emily went over each one to make a fuller flower.IMG_8157 IMG_8159Next, the girls used a pencil eraser dipped in brown paint to add the sunflower seeds to the middle of their flowers . IMG_8163
Finally once the paint was dry Emily used a marker to make the stems and leaves for her flowers.IMG_8164
Juliette’s SunflowersIMG_8165
Emily’s Sunflowers

1 comment:

April said...

We did this before but we used a 2 liter bottle and it did not come out as cute. My daughter enjoyed stamping it though...even if it didn't look like flowers!


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