Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crafting with Courtney - rain art

Time for some more COLOR! As I'm writing this Wednesday night to auto-post in the morning, we are once again officially under a 'winter storm warning'. Ugh... 6-9 inches of new snow expected... unbelievable! Enough already!!!

So we need a colorful post. This is what Courtney decided to work on last Tuesday... after she arrived here... after school had closed at 10:00 a.m.... thanks to nasty weather. Ugh.  

Oh, yeah... back to the craft project. She had learned how to do "rain art" in school, so she taught me how to do it. I had to follow her, step by step, doing basically the same things that she did. Using a pencil, first we drew a picture of a butterfly. Then we went over our lines with washable markers and added some pretty decorations.

After our pictures were finished, we sprayed them with water, like it was raining on them.

She was very careful and pretty conservative with the water.

I, on the other hand, was pretty generous with my water and sprayed the whole thing evenly. Here's how they looked after just a short time:

By the time they started drying, there was a marked difference, though. I think I overdid my water spraying. :) Hers retained the markings, whereas mine just kinda spread out all over the place:

But it was great fun. So fun, in fact, that she wanted to do it again the next day... when she was here again... because there was no school... due to the same stinky snowstorm.

This time I was a little more sparing with my water spraying. I do like this one better. Since I was an experience rain artist by then, she gave me free rein to make whatever I wanted. ;) We skipped the pencil sketches and went right to the markers.

Her picture turned out pretty cool, too:

That was fun, and I'm sure we'll be doing it again someday!


The Luedtke Family said...

Norah's preschool closed due to road conditions and weather (rain). All surrounding schools and districts are closed. Simon's district just called to close. I'm waiting to hear about my district. While I don't usually work on Thursday's, I was supposed to go in today for a speech therapist meeting during Norah's preschool. Of course the school where we are meeting is in a low-lying area that usually floods.

Storms to come all day. More water than usual in our basement, Eric's mom is flooding right now. The weather radar has a huge stream of storms from Texas up and through us. We are getting Gulf air that is causing more flooding than I can remember.

The Luedtke Family said...

We may have to try rain art!

Grace said...

Our fridg now sports 3 of her rain art masterpieces too. I sure hope our new fridg--soon to be delivered--if it ever stops snowing-- will hold the magnents or we will have to put up a bulletin board for her art creations. Keep warm and safe in this snow storm.

Jessica Jones said...

That looks fun!

Grandma G said...

Oh, gosh... such crazy weather all around! We are getting dumped on with heavy white stuff right now.

Yes, the rain art is great fun... everybody should try it! :) Becky and Jess, all you would have to do is stick your drawings out the window, and they would be for real RAIN art!

annie dee said...

That looks like a lot of fun! The report of additional snow - not so much fun. Keep warm and safe. Hope the outside kittens are snuggling!