I haven’t done a blog post in a while so here’s a video I made with some ideas for a Spring Art project. Because of the Covid 19 virus we are all trying to adapt to this strange time and finding new ways of doing things that involve staying at home ! Rather than give a full painting tutorial from start to finish, I wanted to give you all lots of different ideas to see what you can come up with yourself and hopefully inspire the creation of some ‘Spring ‘ masterpieces.
Sometimes art tutorials can be limiting for some kids if they don’t have all the tools etc, and they can also limit their imagination and creativity, especially when they feel they need to reproduce the exact quality of the video ! This video gives 10 Tips and Tricks for creating your own Spring Art , I hope it sparks some imagination for you or your kids to break out the art materials and go for it . Materials list and links are below !
This tutorial requires basic materials, the more the better , but you can have any or all of the list !
- A large old sheet for the table
- Water and Palette
- Cotton Buds
- Fork ( Plastic, disposable or regular metal ( that you don’t mind getting dirty )
- Toilet Roll inserts
- Crayons , Pens, Pencils
- Acrylic or poster paint and brushes ( any size)
- Lots of paper
- Collage Papers : Coloured Paper, Painted Sheets, Magazines, Paint Chips, newspaper.
- Scissors and Glue.
RESOURCES AND LINKS
Este McLeod – great art tutorials on her Instagram Stories also
Bird Watching Ireland
Also Birdwatch Cork have a great birdwatching challenge for the Month