thoughts and info about coloring, drawing, and the role of art in the lives of our kids
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Coloring Fairies in the Fall
If you flip through the thumbnails of the pictures in the Fairies or Jumbo Book for Girls coloring books, you will see this picture of fairies riding falling leaves down from the trees. For girls who are a little older, it could be a great experiment to collect real autumn leaves and try to match their colors with crayon or another medium. This is just good ol' Crayola crayons, using a pack of 24 colors. Even very young kids can blend colors to get interesting effects. The great thing about art is that it awakens all of us to an appreciation of the sights around us. Those of you who live near deciduous trees that turn dazzling colors this time of year can help your children capture the magic by studying and recreating the leaves.
One comment: I found quite a crew of tiny creatures clinging to the undersides of the leaves I gathered for this coloring project, and they were definitely NOT fairies. You might want to make sure you wash your leaves before your kids start to color.