So, you need to use:
- WASHABLE paints,
- in an area that can be easily cleaned up
- with crummy clothes
- and maybe not too far from the bath/shower.
Lay a tarp or layer of newspapers on the floor to help make it easier to clean up.
Squirt a little black WASHABLE paint on a tray or an older dinner plate. You might even want to have a foot sized water pan nearby and paper towels or old rag-towels.
Put your “canvass” (a sheet of heavy paper, at least 9×12…but bigger is even better) on the floor.
And with the tray with black washable paint near.
Have one child at a time press their hand into the paint and make a mark on the paper.
(wipe off the hand using the water from your foot-pan and the rags or paper towels)
Then the other hand,
…you’ll thank me later.
Now add one foot.
As you can see the heel of the foot belongs on the top as the head, and the toes make the crow’s back feathers.
The palm & fingers are the crow’s wings and feathers.
Make sure while the paint is still wet, to use a q-tip or paintbrush to make some feathers on the head, by dragging the paint outwards from the paint on the head into the paper.
You can see in the images to your left.
As that child gets cleaned up the prints will be left to dry.
Now the fun begins…you can use cut orange and white paper for the eyes, legs and beak…or maybe wiggle eyes, or jewels, or just about anything to decorate!
I just used paint on mine, which was fun!
…but you can go crazy with decorating this little crow.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a cleanable floor area to work in (you might consider covering with old newspapers or a tarp)
- washable black, orange and white paint
- a tray for the paint
- paper towels or a bunch of old rags
- and a pan to clean feet & hands
- a piece of construction paper 9×12 or 12×18…or something similar.
- a LOT of patience
- crummy clothes and a good apron or cover-up.
- orange and white paper*
- wiggle eyes*
- glueable or stick-on jewels*
Your imagination is the limit!
PS: if you want a Draw Page on how to draw an American Crow, click here to see more.