One of the most fun ways to get kids to know an artist is to emulate that artist's works. A common misconception is that the children should copy it stroke by stroke, line by line. Not true! In fact, we've done some great pieces in our program that feature spins on pieces that make them much more fun and help them stick better in a child's mind.
For example, we did a Starry Night painting but used glitter glue for the swirls in the sky. We did a Monet water lily project but used cupcake liners for the centers of the lilies to make it more three-dimensional. We've also used paper bags to make three-dimensional cave art. You can also hang butcher paper under a table so kids can lie on their backs and create art upside-down!
What kinds of artist-inspired crafts have you made?
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