Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login
Share your craft ideas for a share of the ad revenue. Click on Write For Us.

Guided Art

by MonSta (follow)
My fun blog: andhubbymakes8.com and my serious blog: lesreasonables.com
Easy (882)      5 to 10s (616)      Over 10s (382)      Cheap (300)      Imaginative play (71)      Game (32)     
My kids are prolific artists - drawing, playdough, anything, they create constantly. I have noticed, though, that they often stick to the same topics. I tried this activity, where they are given a title and must create a work of art with that title.

My 3 year old ignored the title completely and made a pizza, but the two older boys loved the nonsense titles and set to work with enthusiasm. It turned into a session of Speed Art, with them creating like crazy and then asking for their next title.

Another way to play would be to get every child to use the same title, and see the different interpretations.

Time: As long or short as you like
Age: 5 to 10s, Over 10s
Level: Easy

Materials
Art supplies - whatever you have, for example:
Paper and pencils
Playdough
Paint
Chalk
Matchsticks and glue.

or, if you are brave, do interpretive dance!



Playdough
My choice of medium


Method
Decide on your category (see below).
Print or write the topics onto bits of paper and have each child select one at random.
Let them create their art, or talk with them about the title until they have an idea of what they can do with it.
Chat as they work about the story behind the art - they see lots in there that isn't immediately obvious.
Set them up at the end and have an art show!
For those who have chosen the last option, take video of the interpretive dance for their eighteenth birthday!

My list of titles, use these or make up your own




Playdough
3 year olds don't follow instructions well!




Playdough
Ben's works




Playdough
Ash's works


Categories
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Easy
#Cheap
#Game
#Imaginative Play
I like this Article - 12
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by MonSta
The kids can make their own globe, and have fun trying to get the continents in the right spots
16 likes
These bracelets look fabulous, and are easier to make than you might think
17 likes
Fast and easy and lots of fun, make a musical instrument out of straws
11 likes
There's nothing sweeter than receiving a hand made present from a special child
19 likes
Here is a fairly easy way to create a skirt for a teddy bear or other soft toy
9 likes
This one is a bit tricky, but the result is definitely worth the effort
13 likes
view all articles by MonSta
Articles by MonSta on Other Hubs
Reward charts have been around for ages
664 views
I love a good nickname
364 views
We can all agree that it is important to teach children to practice and use good manners
290 views
ID: 2456
[ Submit a Comment ]
Great idea! The nonsense combinations in your chart sound fun! Would be a great activity for a long journey.
by Jane
Trending Articles
Snowmen crafts are fun at Christmas and this one is simple, quick and cheap to make
6 likes
This is a fun Christmassy game to be enjoyed by the whole family
6 likes
It is this time of the year again
6 likes
Get creative this year and recycle your soda tabs to create cute gift tags for your presents! ...
6 likes
This cute and fun Christmas card can be made by little ones with the help of an adult
3 likes
Think twice before throwing that old toothbrush out
3 likes
There's something very appealing about pom poms
10 likes
This is a really quick and simple way to make a dress up ring using aluminium foil from the kitchen!...
8 likes
Here's how to make a lovely Easter animal by decorating an egg
9 likes
Here's how to jazz up your fidget spinner with loom bands
9 likes
Categories
Under 5s (591)
Any Age (405)
Over 10s (382)
Baby (12)
Links (1)
Easy (882)
Medium (246)
Hard (37)
Featured on Other Hubs
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version