Art and Creativity

Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood; in other words, art is good brain food! Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Create a "Fun with Paint" Booth for YOUR Community Festivals

Winter holidays often bring people together for school carnivals, winter festivals and community gatherings. A colorful hands-on arts & crafts booth is always a welcome component to any community event. This spirited "Fun with Paint" booth was created by fifth graders at Wonderland Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, and the concept became an integral part of the local "Affaire in the Garden" community arts festival. Try this same idea at any community event or large scale gathering, and you're sure to find a hands-on art experience that keeps everyone engaged and excited about getting their hands into paint!

To make this "Fun with Paint" banner, pour some Colorations® Liquid Watercolor into trigger spray bottles and spray on liberally in abstract swirls and drizzles. To create the words or "copy" for your banner, block out letters by using large letter stencils. I used Alphabet Collage Letters as stencils as they're large, inexpensive and re-usable. Here you can see a close up of that process with the word "Fun". For your own "Fun with Paint" banner, I recommend using either the Colorations® Liquid Watercolor Painting Mat, white sheets or an old white table cloth. Stock your "booth" with whatever "quick and easy" art projects you like best, and have older children "work" the booth from the inside by demonstrating how to approach each art project you decide to deliver. Keep your projects quick (about 5 minutes or so) and you won't need chairs. Be inventive, and you'll think of lots of fun ideas that are quick, creative and spark the imagination. For a few starters, check out "Lesson Plans" on the right hand side of this blog.


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