Friday, March 9, 2012
I love this project!!!! This was a project that I have been meaning to do for the past three years but haven't had a chance to try. Well, I am so glad I finally tried!!! Not only do they turn out amazing, but the kids had a BLAST creating these!! I completed this project with 5th graders and later (because I loved it so much) used it as an incentive for Jr. High. I used liquid watercolors,card stock, sharpies, and colored pencil (only one extra color). First, I demonstrated how to do the project and my expectations. We learned that you do not need to squeeze the bottle, just turn it upside down over the paper. Let about 5 drops of paint drop on the paper. Then quickly, you get really close to the paper, take a deep breath in and blow!!! (some people use straws for this but I did not). Next, we used sharpie markers to add the details such as eyes, shoes, claws, spikes, and much more!! This project really challenges our artists to think creatively! This idea was inspired by http://www.dailymonster.com/ which is a website where the artist posts a new ink monster everyday!! Check it out becuase it is amazing!!!