Tuesday, April 19, 2011

anzac art (for kids)


my mother's birthday is on ANZAC day so she has always loved red poppies and every year, in some form or another, there is a red poppy included in her birthday present.


so i thought i'd share a very simple (but visually pleasing!) ANZAC art project we did to use as birthday art for my mum this year.


::step one::

using watercolours and a toothbrush, flick green paint on the lower half of your paper. then flick red across the middle.

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::step two::

paint red flowerheads on the upper half of your paper and before the paint dries, stand the paper up and tap it on the table until the paint runs down (to become stems).

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::step three::

paint black centres in the middle of the red flower heads and mount on black cardstock for an ANZAC day card or frame in a bought frame for a fancier looking gift.

hope your holidays are going well

x

7 comments:

  1. So simple, so effective. Love it..as with all your other stuff. Cx

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  2. That is really effective, it looks great.
    Love the tiki!!
    x

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  3. This is awesome, my boy's a bit young but I think I might have a go :-)

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  4. sweet idea, and love that it's easy enough for kids to do :-)

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  5. we did this for my nana. We used normal paint as don't have watercolours (yet). we used blue for the sky. it looks great. thank you.

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