Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Tree

Ella is a little under the weather this week but she was really excited about making this Easter tree.  She started by painting a trunk with brown watercolor.  Then she used her paintbrush to make big juicy blobs of brown paint on the trunk which she blew around with a straw to make the limbs.  She used her finger, dipped in wet watercolor, for the leaves.  When it was dry she used clear tape to add little Easter eggs to the tree.  I found the eggs at Goodwill but I saw them at the Dollar Tree today so I actually overpaid :(

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Color Book

I found some old paper doll stamps in my scrapbook stash and Ella and I decided to use them to make a color book.  We've added some color words to our sight word list so this was a fun way to use them.

paint chip rainbow

We made a rainbow using paint chips from the hardware store.  Cutting up the paint chips was great fine motor practice.

I drew the lines for the rainbow and wrote the color words at the bottom of each arch.