Teach Art to Your Children v 1.4

Friday... that means it is time for another installment of "Teach Art to Your Children". Before we get down to business I want to thank all of you who have taken the time to give me feedback about these posts. I am so happy to hear that you are following along with the lessons and having fun with art at home!

This week we followed along with a lesson I found online at Dick Blick. We purchased Roylco Color Diffusing Paper (link) and studied both dispersion and diffusion. You may think, "What would a 5 year old want to know about "dispersion"?...but it is my belief that if we take the time and explain these things to our children, the sooner they can start looking for applications in day to day activities..and we already know that my daughter is remembering her art lessons because she recants information from them every now and then.

The diffusion paper is like a flat feeling coffee filter..which makes me wonder if the technique would work with coffee filters too. We used washable Crayola markers to color the paper, and then covered the colored area with baby wipes. We sprayed water through the baby wipes and after about 5 minutes, we lifted the wipes to reveal our masterpieces.

Kate was thrilled to see the results! We'll be talking about diffusion again soon, that's for sure.

Thank you for stopping in with me today...have a great weekend!