Saturday, August 7, 2010

Body art - a giraffe and a jelly fish

This is what we did today - a giraffe and a jellyfish.
For the giraffe...

Make a hand impression for the body

(Look at the cute tail)
Then draw a curved line for the neck and make the head
and the ear(s) with the fingers.

Then let those tiny fingers make spots and eyes and a mouth and there you are.
Your own giraffe. Ours is a bit chubby because it cannot
resist mom's cooking, you know.

For the jellyfish you make a hand impression and then press it again slightly away from the first one so that the palm covers a part of the first impression, but take care the fingers not to make marks over the existing ones.

Draw eyes and mouth and it's done.

I highly recommend you let your children experiment with watercolours because hand (and feet) painting can be quite fulfilling and it certainly let children explore their creativity and enhance their imagination.

1 comment:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Oh this is clever! I really like the idea of outlining the print in black, it is a nice touch.