Some art projects are more fun than others, especially those done with grandchildren. The pillows shown here were created by our eight year old and three five year old grandkids.

If you go to http://thatartistwoman.blogspot.com/ you'll find some great ideas from a Canadian artist named Gail. She adds detailed info in her various blogs about how to create unique art with children, including this batiky look done with washable glue.

First, the kids 'drew' and wrote whatever they desired on their pillows with Elmer's blue washable glue. After it dried thoroughly, they painted the pillows with fluid acrylics diluted with water. Once the pillows were dry, we washed them in very warm water to remove the glue. They were really pleased with the results and are working on banners now.

Thank you so much, Gail, for sharing your projects and instructions on your blog. The kids loved it and did a great job at cleaning up too.


Myrna said...

These are terrific! What a joy to share art with your grandchildren. This technique seems to have possiblities for grownups too. A fun T-shirt, perhaps.

Dawn said...

these are great Sandy, really nice!
love your snow painting below too, glad we are done with it for awhile though.

Barbara Sailor said...

Sandy, thanks for making us aware of this website. As a public school art teacher working with at-risk children, there are many wonderful ideas here that I can use.

Gail said...

They look terrific and I'm thrilled your grandkids had a great time making them. Thank you for the link. I really appreciate it!

Sandy said...

I will have to check her blog out. Great art!

Sandy Maudlin said...

It was great fun. Thanks for enjoying them with me.