Note to myself: Do not start painting projects while wearing an office outfit. Bad things will happen to your clothes, and even the washing machine sometimes cannot fix them.
OK, this project was another royal mess. It started relatively well. Anna was rummaging in her paints box and found a small rubber stamp with an ink pad that we bought at Target for $1. She wanted to make prints, and I thought that this will be a good opportunity to make our yellow prints. So off we went outside with a set of playdough cookie cutters and a rubber stamp. Oh, yes, with yellow paint too. As I found out quickly enough the rubber stamp completely didn’t work with tempera paint. All it did was blobs of paint on the paper. I managed to convince Anna not to roll a stamp covered by paint on an ink pad and switch to cookie cutters instead. Unfortunately, she wasn’t interested in it much and asked hopefully, Handprints? From there things went to town. She is not really interested in making any sort of prints when she has her hands full of paint. She just loves to squish it around on the paper covering all available surface. It’s almost like she challenges herself just how quickly she can do it. I managed to snap a picture of those prints before they were fully covered in yellow. On the positive note, Anna clearly enjoyed this mess-making this time. She was chatting to herself, clearly very pleased with her masterpiece. Luckily for me she doesn’t touch her hair or her clothes with her “painty” hands, but she was happy to show me just how painty they are:
And to find out what others are doing with yellow prints, visit Open Ended Art at Teaching My Little Bookworm. Maybe others are not as messy as us :)