This week we have been exploring a few new mediums and having some creative fun! Cameron is right into drawing, painting and otherwise creating animals, people and scenarios.
After seeing it on pinterest, I knew I had to try foam dough. No cooking required and two cheap ingredients! Sold!
All you have to do is mix roughly equal parts of corn flour (corn starch) and shaving foam.
It is a really fun sensory experience! I couldn’t help but join in.
Cam decided to add our old mud kitchen materials in and they spent ages making ‘cupcakes’ (complete with pink foam icing) & ‘cookies’ and there was lots of mixing & measuring.
If you follow me on instagram, you would have seen Cam exploring charcoal for the 1st time. He has been asking for and using this since. Just this evening he used it to draw an outline that he coloured in with paint.
By far the favourite new (well, new set up, we use chalk on the easel and sidewalk chalk outside) medium for us was a new blackboard and dustless chalk. It is great for me because Cameron is very into drawing and can go through tons of paper. With the chalkboard he can experiment all he likes, I can take photos to document his pieces and he can rub it off and go again. Lucy likes it too and is drawn to the colourful pieces.
Lastly, I added some great tempera paint palettes to our art resources. Both Lucy and Cameron really enjoyed this! Lucy struggled with the idea that you have to add water to your brush first but was very happy when she worked it out.
Cameron is really interested in drawing and creating animals lately. He has been talking to me about extinction and about the different fur/scales/skin/claws/hooves/horns/tails/etc that animals have that are different to us. Here he painted a rainbow dinosaur. It may be just a ‘mum-thing’ but I can see it! I hope this painting scans well as it’s really sweet.
How has your week been? Have you tried anything new recently? I’d love to hear about it!