Showing children new ways to use familiar materials is a great way to encourage continued creativity. This stained glass effect transforms the appearance of oil pastel or crayon on plain paper with a reveal stage that young children may just find a little bit magical.
The oil allows more light to shine through the paper, creating a stained glass effect and making these artworks look especially lovely when hanging on a sunny window. Though you might wish to hang your drawings in a warm spot to allow the oil to dry first.
Time to Create offers easy, accessible art activity ideas for families and educators to explore with their young children. Each activity encourages discovery through a variety of art media, including drawing, painting, printmaking, digital photography, and textiles, and places an emphasis on process over product.
It’s packed with everyday opportunities for children to create and discover, to plan and test ideas, to wonder, and to explore the world around them, and with ideas for fostering creativity, advice for choosing the right art project, and suggestions for minimising the mess, Time to Create will become a favourite handbook for both teachers and parents.
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