By: Riesa Fischer
This is a perfect time to teach our children about the amazing possibilities of art, and how we can make it out of anything. Currently, I am all about causing the least amount of stress to our parents and do not want to encourage going to stores or even ordering online.
This may change as the kids run out of stuff….BUT everything I have been doing has been with materials a lot kids already have at home.
Printer paper, pencil, marker, colored pencils, crayons..paint, glue..whatever they have. We do projects that are educational and fun, and make them think….
One project that I love : cardboard Picasso Heads. Take a bunch of cardboard scraps from the recycling bin and cut them into shapes of eyes, mouth and nose, you can even add ears and hair! Find a larger piece of cardboard and cut out a head. You can paint or use markers to color each piece a different color and then glue the pieces onto the larger piece, and place the facial features in areas where they would not usually belong.
Viola ! You have a Picasso head!
About the author: Riesa Fischer is the owner of Key to My Art Studio in Amityville, NY – www.keytomyart.com