Typically, after school the kids would go straight outside. It is safe to say we have all been stuck IN the house. ALL WEEK. Everyone, including myself, are starting to suffer from cabin fever!
We are reading through TWO read alouds but even that can only go so far. I decided that we all needed something to do! Our first project was abstract painting.
I searched the internet for some ideas and then decided to just kind of wing it. We used a couple of different ideas and pulled it all into one.
We pulled out all of our acrylic paint and paint brushes. We used 11×14 poster board and colored a border around the edge.
Then we filled the inside with shapes. All different kinds of shapes. Various sizes.
We filled it in until all of the white was covered. We did have a couple spots that we painted white. It just looked better to actually be painted instead of left the off white-ish color of the poster board.
After the paint was dry we continued to add shapes of different colors and sizes. Lines. Squiggles. Dots. I told the kids to just BE CREATIVE!
At first, I was a little unsure of how they would turn out. But I LOVE the result!
Here is a close up of each one.
Taylor~ She decided to ditch the paint brush. I think her fingers worked nicely!
We hung these up in the school room/dining room. The kids want to make more to hang up in their rooms. I’m going to buy more paint to give us more color options and smaller brushes so we can make some of the details smaller.
I’m excited that this was such a hit with the kids! I have a few other projects up my sleeve. Hopefully they are as much fun because I don’t see this weather changing anytime soon!
is a homeschooling momma for the last 9 years. Her and her husband, Brian, have been blessed with 4 little ones. Taylor is 15, Alyssa is 14 and Morgan and Carter are 11. (Yes, twins!) She has a love of photography, anything involved with homesteading, serving her family and gets weak in the knees for a cute pair of boots. You can find out more about her and the adventures that the family enjoy by visiting her blog, The Pebble Pond. She blogs about homeschooling, raising a daughter with a physical disability, going from being a city girl to a country girl, recipes, simple living and then takes pictures of it all.