Friday, 17 July 2015

Fingerpainted Tree Canvas

I am always looking for new things to offer for my workshops, especially the children's ones where I like to have what is on offer open to all abilities.  So one of my new activities this summer is a Fingerpainted Tree canvas.

All you need is a canvas and three colours of paint - brown, yellow and green.

Dip your finger in the brown paint and draw the tree trunk and branches.  The smudges your finger makes creates lovely branches.

Now for the yellow paint, tap the end of your finger in the paint and blob all over the tree branches.

And finally the green, do the same, but cover up a bit of the yellow leaves for a smudge of different colours.

And that is it. What a great hand-made gift this would be for any child to make parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.  And you also have the lasting treasure of their little fingerprints encapsulated in paint for ever   :)

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