Tuesday, November 9, 2010

stART - Packing Peanut Painting... with My Friends Tigger and Pooh

A Story + Art = a great stART!!For our story this week we read My Friends Tigger and Pooh...All Year Long... it is a cute board book that I picked up at the dollar store a couple of years ago... it goes through the seasons (briefly) and for fall the picture shows lots of fallen leaves... Ryleigh picked this book for this week....I think because Braeden has been carrying it around... ;)

For our project, I had the girls use packing peanuts to dip in paint and stamp onto the paper (for leaves...).... it made some great texture prints.... Ryleigh had a lot of fun doing the project...

Ryleigh putting glue on the "tree" so she could glue it to the paper...
Ryleigh using the packing peanut as a stamp... occasionally they would break...but over all they held up well...
Ryleigh deep in thought painting...
The girls' finished fall trees...
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16 comments:

Christy said...

Very cute idea! We have tons of packing peanuts.

Tracey M. said...

This is such a great craft! Thanks for sharing. I haven't explored what to do with those packing peanuts, and here's a good idea. I also like that you're coupling book reading with art.

Laura said...

Very Cute! Love the packing peanuts idea.

Lindsay said...

What a fun craft! I love how they all looked so interesting!

Discovering Montessori said...

O.K that is what your suppose to really use packing peanuts for. This is a really cool way to paint. Thank you for sharing.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I love the "deep in thought" shot - it really looks like she put her all into it.

Raising a Happy Child said...

What a great idea for a project. I agree that packing peanuts add texture to the stamping. Ryleigh looks so involved.

LitLass said...

Great project! Now I know what to do with the packing peanuts that will probably be coming to my house soon.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the idea of using packing peanuts. The project came out so well.

RedTedArt said...

What a cute tree!! Love it. So sweet.

Maggy
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Ticia said...

I never thought of using packing peanuts.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Thanks for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Have a great weekend!

littlewondersdays said...

Great idea. It turned out cute!

Charlene said...

Aw that's so cute, I love the use of packing peanuts!

Mandy said...

Where did you find that yellow plastic tray for crafts? I haven't been able to find one...thanks!

sbswtp said...

thanks everyone :) I got the trays from oriental trading company. I think you can also get them from discount school supply. Hope that helps!