Saturday, August 7, 2010

What My Children Are Reading This Week



This week, we picked up a couple of children's art books that I wanted to mention. We picked them up at the library yesterday and spent the rest of the afternoon doing projects based on them, so I'd say they were successful selections.

My Very Favorite Art Book: I Love to Collage!The first is I Love to Collage! by Jennifer Lipsey. I think the title pretty much tells you what this one is all about. It gives lots of different ideas for activities to do with collages. We made stained glass pictures and torn paper animals from this book, but there are so many other ideas to use. I'm sure we'll be getting back into some arts and crafts projects over the next few weeks with this book as a guide. It has many different ideas for collages that both M and C can do.

Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing BookThe other art-related book we picked up at the library is Ed Emberley's Fingerprint Drawing Book. This is a great resource if you're interested in making fingerprint art. It has pages and pages of examples, showing step-by-step how to create all sorts of animals, people and various other objects with fingerprints. C had a blast with this book, making an entire scene with flowers, birds, a person and a caterpillar, all made with his fingerprints. M was much more interested in just putting fingerprints all over the paper, so I'd say this is probably for slightly older kids who are actually interested in making pictures out of their fingerprints!

What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!

4 comments:

  1. Great! Fun times with children and those activities which stimulate their creativity and imagination not only bind you together but also helps them in their development.

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  2. I've heard so many great things about Ed Emberley's Fingerpring books. They're supposed to be awesome.

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  3. I've had a lot of requests for arts and crafts from my youngest lately - I think these books could come in handy.

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  4. Thanks for joining WMCIR! So far daughter had no interest whatsoever in doing any sort of art from the books. We did get the first book and returned it to the library rather quickly. The second one looks intriguing - maybe I should look it up.

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