Friday, April 27, 2012

The Very Quiet Cricket

Made a bee collage, inspired by Eric Carle's artwork in The Very Quiet Cricket, several years ago in an Early Childhood Development Class.  Held onto it as a sample for the technique, but now it proudly hangs in Baby Girl's insect-themed nursery!
*  Story:  The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle
*  Age:  (pre-baby)
*  Activities/ Experiences:  
          1. Decorating nursery.
          2. Tissue paper collage.

    1.  Decorating nursery Using the Eric Carle Picture Writer DVD as a guide, our own artwork has become a personal touch in Baby's nursery.  :)

    2.  Tissue paper collages.  Splashes of acrylic paint were applied to tissue paper.  Then, the paper was cut into various pieces once the paint dried.  Arranged the pieces into a bee shape on scrapbook paper.

    Framed & hung this artistic creation in the nursery.  Looks great next to daddy's elk painting he made special for Baby K!  --Which of course, I just had to turn it into a collage by adding a leaf (from the Inke wallpaper tree in her room), a piece of Grandma K's painting, & a Very Hungry Caterpillar decal!  Plus, the butterly made by several family members hangs on the wall (as described in the earlier post titled The Very Hungry Caterpillar), in addition to Grandma L's lovely artwork too. 

    I am so thrilled with how the nursery's tissue paper collages turned out.  A heart-felt, "WELCOME TO THE WORLD BABY GIRL!"

    Grandma L's art
    Daddy's elk

    family-made butterfly

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