Picture Book Art: Blue Goose

Blue Goose
by
Nancy Tafuri


Blue Goose is a color mixing story about a red hen, blue goose, yellow chick, and white duck that all work together to paint their farm while the farmer is away.

After reading the story,
the girls drew pictures (I helped) with shapes large enough to paint in
then, I gave them blue, red, yellow, and white paint.


After the animals use primary colors around the farm,
they work together to mix their paint colors to paint things like
the grass and sky


Mixing up their paint is what the girls liked best!
They even mixed the mixed up paint
making purpley-pinks and brownish-greens


At the end of the story,
Blue Goose makes it night by painting everything blue.


It was really neat seeing how the colors changed just by painting blue over them.


The blue paint really made it seem like twilight, especially when the sun was painted white to look like the moon.


If you're looking for a books about color mixing,
definitely add Blue Goose to your list!
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6 Melted Crayon Projects

I get giddy during back to school season because I can buy boxes of crayons for 25 cents each.
I have to admit,
we never use our crayons to color.

I bring them home, unwrap them, and break them into tiny pieces,
the perfect size for melting!

Here are six different ways we've made art by melting crayons

This is a fun project because you can make whatever shape you'd like,
crayon shavings, wax paper, and an iron is all you need!


Hot glue your favorite colored crayons to the top of a foamcore board or canvas
and watch them melt with the help of a hair blow dryer.


Cover your griddle with tin foil and set it to low,
hand your child a crayon and let the magic happen!


Instead of dipping the your paintbrush into paint,
try dipping it into melted crayons instead!
Or save your brushes and use cotton swabs/balls...


Just like sticking your fingers into candle wax,
KNOW you've done that!
Stick your fingers into the melted crayon, let it harden onto your fingertips and paint away


Ever try pour painting?
This is exactly the same except instead of paint you use melted crayons!


Want to see how else we've melted crayons?
and
after trying melted crayon art 

So,
how are you melting crayons in your house?
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