Under The Sea

Under the sea is all about sea creatures in this house.  I always love letting my little ones create.  Even though the mess at the end is massive, the smiles on their faces are well worth it.

I have decided to to join Mama VS. Teacher with her brand new linky #imaginationmatters ~ all about creativity and imagination with your kids.  I think it’s an excellent idea and can’t wait to do each week’s challenge.  Below is a list of the activities if you wish to join.

imagination-matters-prompts

I decided to print out some coloring pages with all kinds of sea creatures and let them paint instead of color the pages.  I also found some googly eyeballs in one of the art boxes and so I poured them on the table and let them glue them after the pages had dried.  I am pretty sure my printer is about out of ink now after printing 3 pages per creature and they kept wanting more.

This was Monster M, age 4, and her crab.  At first she wanted to just make a huge mess with the paint but once she realized her brother and sister were creating masterpieces, she too wanted to join in.
This was Monster M, age 4, and her crab. At first she wanted to just make a huge mess with the paint but once she realized her brother and sister were creating masterpieces, she too wanted to join in.
Believe it or not this was created by my 3 year old, Monster Z.  She even glued the eyes on by herself with no help from Momster.
Believe it or not this was created by my 3 year old, Monster Z. She even glued the eyes on by herself with no help from Momster.
Monster B Man's idea that the octopus had to have as many eyes as it does tentacles
Monster B Man’s idea that the octopus had to have as many eyes as it does tentacles.

I usually put down wrapping paper or plain brown packing paper when they paint but I was fresh out of it this day and had already told them that we would do some painting.  Needless to say, the table now has some new added color to it.

IMG_2453

IMG_2452 IMG_2455

I think it is so important to let our kids be creative and use imagination.  Who cares if they color a tree blue or put 8 eyeballs on the Octopus.  I love any form of art and I am always encouraging my mini monsters to find their own way of loving it as well.

Happy Painting,

Under The Sea

Mamavsteacher

If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Photography: Art and Beauty

Spent the afternoon creating masterpieces with my littles.  And of course playing the role of “mammarazzi“.

paintsplatter

Zoelle3-13    IMG_3583

mazy3-13

IMG_3598

theendsig

Photography

Dec2014-8

This photo came out blurred after taking it…but something about my daughter’s fingers in action…captured me.

Dec2014-9

Red, Yellow, Green, and Blue….what would any color be without them?

Artsy

Dec2014-6Dec2014-3

Dec2014-2Dec2014-5
Dec2014Dec2014-4

It’s amazing what a little bit of paint and some little $2 wooden crafts from Wal-mart can do for an afternoon in “toddler nation”

I cover the table with brown paper which you can find in the packing section at Wal-Mart.  It is very thick and the kids love to paint on it as well.  We don’t have a craft store here in our little town so I rely on the craft section, consisting of one isle, here at our local Wally World.

I love that they have the “artsy” part of me in them.  I usually leave the painted on paper on the table for a few days to just look at and enjoy regardless of how “abstract” it is.