I’ve been so excited to share these mini art books I made with my art classes this week. The kids had so much fun with them. Last week I shared some ideas on using pastels with kids. We’ve been working with pastels almost daily in our home and with the kids in our art studio at work. I knew they’d be a great material to share with art class. Here’s what we did.
First, I introduced the kids to pastels and how to use them. All of the kids couldn’t wait to get started after watching my demonstration. I had prepared piles of cut paper in four different colors that fit perfectly in the photo album sleeves. I demonstrated how to rub, smudge and blend the pastels, and then place them in the sleeve of their book after each art work was completed.
In just about an hour kids filled about half their book and were begging to complete their books next week. The great thing is, this can be done with all different kinds of art. It doesn’t have to be just pastels. You can do drawings with markers, paintings, collages, whatever your child is into.
Soon each child will have a mini art book to share with their families, look at before bed, or keep on the family coffee table. I can’t wait to do this with my own girls. So much fun!