|My son's pillow piece (A dragon, dinosaur and scorpion)|
I decided to start a Fabric Painting project with the kids two weeks ago which I thought they would enjoy and keep busy a few times after school and before bed time. After I had penciled the drawings onto the pillow, we used the flour and water technique to draw the outline. I was sure they would like the mess of it all. Outlining with flour takes a lot of patient, concentration and control of fingers and they both did a brilliant job.
While my son was independent outlining his drawing with flour, my 3 year old needed a bit of support squeezing the flour mixture out of the bottle. I left my bottle in Jordan when we moved to Thailand and the only tool that I could find which closely resembled it were the baby nose suction utensils.
|The Flour and water technique.... here it was still wet. Needed to leave it until it dried before painting.|
We had to wait till the flour mixture dried up before we could paint. As before, I had to help my daughter paint the whole thing pink, but she did a great job filling in the shapes with Fabric paint. My son, needed some help with his blue but other than that he did the whole first face on his own. He still needs to finish the flip side of the pillow and I will show you the end result tomorrow.
Both of them did such a good job painting and they really enjoyed the activity. It kept them busy and now when they place their pretty little heads on that pillow case, I am hoping that they will feel a sense of achievement and pride.
ENJOY THE PICS!
|Painting the inside of the flour and water outline.|
|Painting the dragon's face with gold and silver.|
|My daughter's piece ... the paint was still wet.|
|My daughter's piece after picking off the dried flour.|