Yummy and I spent this snowy morning doing some finger painting.  Though Dooter is outgrowing his morning nap, he is especially tired lately from fighting off a cold as well as enjoying a busy weekend of visiting.  I cherished this quiet art making time with Yummy, knowing that these calm and easy mornings are soon coming to a close.  Artmaking with Dooter is anything but calm and easy -mostly stressful and incredibly messy, with fun moments here and there.  
You will need:
  • plain paper gift bags (I got mine at Dollarama)
  • tempera paint
  • glitter glue/paint (optional)
  • plastic lid for a paint palette

This was a simple and fun activity for a snowy morning.  I squeezed paint (Christmas colours, which are complimentary colours on the colour wheel!) and generous dollops of glitter onto a palette for each of us and we painted 15 gift bags.  Yummy started out with finger printing, like me, but it soon became whole-hand painting.  
I absolutely love these ones!  I would have predicted that the paint would turn brown from mixing complimentary colours, but they stayed quite colourful and lovely, with beautiful textured lines from Yummy's fingers.  
Here are a few beauties, hanging to dry:
This activity explores theseElements of Art:
  1. Colour: complimentary colour scheme
  2. Texture: finger lines in paint

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12/2/2013 06:45:40 am

What a great idea! My kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!

12/2/2013 08:42:54 am

Thanks for stopping by, Missy! It is a fun activity -who doesn't love the slippery feel of paint of their hands, amiright?

12/2/2013 07:07:16 pm

These bags are lovely. I'd much prefer to receive a gift in these bags any day than store bought ones!

12/3/2013 08:48:20 am

I agree, Eva! I love their simplicity and the personalized artwork! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment!

12/3/2013 08:41:15 am

These are so cute Maria - have pinned them Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

12/3/2013 08:49:00 am

Thanks for pinning, Alice! So nice of you to drop by and leave a comment!

12/4/2013 02:12:17 am

Such a wonderful gift idea and keepsake. Thank you for sharing on our FB page. Pinned.

12/4/2013 09:17:05 pm

Thanks for sharing, Heather! Have a wonderful holiday season!

12/4/2013 09:48:50 am

Thank you so much for stopping by our FB Playful Preschool Share day. Your littles did such a fantastic job on these bags. I have shared a link back to this post here http://theeducatorsspinonit.blogspot.com/2013/12/preschool-reindeer-crafts-and-learning.html

12/4/2013 09:18:00 pm

Hi Angela, so nice of you to drop by! Thanks a bunch for linking back -much appreciated!


very nice

9/12/2017 06:25:05 pm

Just like you, I love the bins with a beach/summer theme! It was done in a very creative manner and I couldn't wait to make my own! By the way, I'll be having a free time next week, it's a sure thing that I'll be making this one to make my room more colorful. I'll be putting a lot of my favorite stuff there, and I'll make sure that these stuff will make me the happiest whenever I see it!


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