Maia and I made a couple of "stained glass" sculptures after school this week, following Valerie's instructions on Frugal Family Fun Blog. You know how much I love stained glass of any kind! Of course I had to try this. It was easy, fun, and mess free -- I recommend it!
Some other artful ideas from around the web that I'm in love with:
Truck painting! Check out Claires Toddler Tales to see the white jeep that a very lucky toddler got to paint. Yes -- a real jeep and real (washable) paint. What a fabulous idea! Claire will be in charge of painting her parent's white jeep before camping and off-road trips for some special "art on the move."
I also love these sculptural hats made of paper at Art for Small Hands! I think we'll try this project after school soon. Hats are always a hit around here.
I've always heard of DIY scratch boards with crayon on the bottom and black paint as the top layer (and that it was hard to scratch through the paint), but here's a version at Made by Joel with black crayon as the top layer that looks easy and fun.
And, look at these easy-to-make alphabet rocks at The Write Start. I so want to make them! Wouldn't they be fun to keep in a basket and use to play around with words and writing?
Please feel free to add your own link in the comments to an artful idea you've written about or come across recently. My plan is to have less computer time and more family time this weekend, so no more posts until Monday (but I will read comments!). Happy weekend!