Thursday, March 4, 2010

stART - The Very Quiet Cricket

A Story + Art = A great stART!
The Very Quiet Cricket is written by Eric Carle. It is about a cricket who is born (hatched..or whathaveyou...) without being able to make a sound...he meets many creatures along his journeys...until he meets another cricket...then there is chirping... Ryleigh was not so into the story itself...but did like the illustrations.

For our stART project this week, Ryleigh painted with water color and then added sea salt...to create a unique pattern....as the pictures in the story are also uniquely patterned. As the sea salt dried the water color...it removed the color and created a very pretty pattern...and I am in no way biased....well....maybe a little;)

Ryleigh painting
Sea salt being added
Sea salt starting to dry with the painting...
The finished project....the salt created the white in the painting...


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12 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo this is a really cool craft! I love the texture the sea salt created!

Stacy said...

That's really cool how that happened! It's like science and art all in one!

Mama to 3 Blessings said...

wow1 what a great craft & idea! Looks like a cricket!

Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts said...

Great idea! I am a new follower! Great stArt!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love the textue your painting ended up with - very neat technique!

Michelle said...

I love the texture that the salt added. I think we will have to do this for art group!! It is funny that we both ended up using watercolors this week and didn't even know it :0)

melaniet42 said...

That is really neat! I love what the salt did to the water colors!

Lil' Ms. P said...

Too cute. We love Eric Carle!

Wonder Mom said...

"S"uch
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"L"ovely
"T"echnique!

Jenny said...

Cool project! I saw that book at the library today. I knew Abby would have no interest in reading it, because there was a bug on the cover!

Brimful Curiosities said...

I know my daughter will enjoy experimenting with salt and watercolors. Thanks for the great tip.

Raising a Happy Child said...

This is a great idea to experiment with water colors - thanks for the tip. Anna didn't enjoy the book too much, but liked the scholastic short movie that we have on this book.