We’ve been taking on quite a few art projects this year, since switching to Home Art Studio. We are LOVING it! The kids love it because they’re actually getting to do more art, and I love it because the materials are so easy to follow and it mostly uses things we already have at home.
As a result of these super fun projects happening almost on the daily, we needed to be sure everyone was equipped with a paint shirt!
My son graduated to needing a bigger paint shirt than Ikea has to offer (which means his little sister just got his old paint smock and has been joining us at the table- to paint with water).
For this project we used:
Puffy Paint from Ikea (MÅLA)
Dad’s old t-shirt
How to Draw Cars and Trucks and Other Vehicles Book by Dover Books
A washable marker to trace the outline.
*Line your table with newspaper.
*Slide a piece of cardboard in the shirt, so the paint doesn’t bleed through.
If you aren’t an Amazon Addict like me and have TONS of boxes around at all times, just use a cereal box or some cardstock.
*Design what you want the shirt to look like, and draw that on with a marker first.
Include the kids, practice patience, and HAVE FUN!!!
We absolutely LOVE the “How to Draw” series by Dover Books and own at least a dozen of their how-to books. Their coloring books are fabulous too! Best of all they are usually under $5- So they make a perfect gift, and are super affordable to add to your home library!
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How fun! I want to check out this art program! But I can just come over and make you show me. 🙂 Those drawing books look great, too! Might have to pick up a couple!
Yes, come visit me any time! I'd love to show you how the art program works. And really I'd just love to visit!