For this month's Light & Reflections series, the theme was art. I decided to encourage natural light play to take advantage of the wonderful daylight by setting up an invitation to create abstract window art. It was super easy to make as it only uses one material. Plus, it was a great way to work on fine motor skills.
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To make this window art, we used colored transparency sheets from the dollar store. The boys and I cut the sheets into various sizes using scissors and the paper trimmer. K was really fond of this part because, well, he's a sucker for anything involving scissors.
Just like craft foam, colored transparency sheets stick to surfaces when wet. So the boys dipped the pieces of colored transparencies into water and pressed them to the windows in our sunroom.
Layering the colored transparency sheets is a great opportunity for discussing color mixing. And you can see how the sheets layered together to create different colors.
J's final masterpiece was so pretty to look at, from both inside and outside the sunroom.
K was more into admiring (and temporarily trying to destroy) the artwork. He looks all innocent here, but don't fall for it...
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Here are the rest of the art posts from this month's Light & Reflections series:
No Mess Painting on the Light Table from Happily Ever Mom
Sand Art on the Light Table from Still Playing School
Glue Art on the Light Table from Where Imagination Grows
You can find all of the previous posts in this series on the Light & Reflections Series board on Pinterest. Tune in next month for some building and constructing fun using light and reflections!