My most recent obsession is teaching phonics and letters in a fun and meaningful way! My 3 year old is really benefiting and connecting to this while my 1 year old is thoroughly enjoying the art projects, its a win-win all around!
Tape resist art is one of my favorite types of children’s art projects. They always turn out cute! I like to use painter’s tape when doing this but used scotch tape today for our letter craft because it was all I had. I started by taping the letter ‘M’ on a couple of pieces of paper before letting the kids paint. It was a magic surprise for Mack because he couldn’t see the tape on the paper at first. Once he started painting over the tape he could begin to see the letter take shape on the paper.
The kids love to use these watercolors because the colors are vibrant AND they have glitter in them.
Ava (12 months) has really taken to painting lately, I love watching her learn and master new processes.
Once the paintings dried I removed the tape, aren’t they beautiful?? Now you could leave the paintings just like this or you could turn them into little mice, which is what we did!
Much like our A is for Alligator craft, I pre-cut the paper pieces to be glued to that the process was easy to manage with both kids at the same time, and easy to do with Ava.
We glued ears to the top, added eyes and whiskers, and lastly a little nose. Mack chose a pom-pom for his nose and Ava surprisingly went for a paper one.
I just love the way they turned out!!