Sunday, June 15, 2014

Abstract Window Art {Light & Reflections Series}

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.

Repositionable abstract art for kids from And Next Comes L

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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.

Repositionable abstract art for kids from And Next Comes L

Repositionable abstract art for kids from And Next Comes L

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.

Abstract window art that's repositionable and uses only 1 material from And Next Comes L

J's final masterpiece was so pretty to look at, from both inside and outside the sunroom.

Abstract window art that's repositionable and uses only 1 material from And Next Comes L

Abstract window art that's repositionable and uses only 1 material from And Next Comes L

K was more into admiring (and temporarily trying to destroy) the artwork.  He looks all innocent here, but don't fall for it...

Abstract window art that's repositionable and uses only 1 material from And Next Comes L

Other Ideas You'll Love

Edible Sludge Sensory Play

Soccer Light Table Play

Rainbow Chickpeas

Handprint Suncatcher Craft


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!

Light & Reflections Series Lineup for 2014 at And Next Comes L

Abstract window art that's repositionable and uses only 1 material from And Next Comes L
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12 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! I love that you used the transparency sheet! Great idea!

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    1. Thank you! It turned out even better than I imagined it would!

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  2. This is so smart! I never thought about using the sheets in a window! I love the result!

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    1. Well, it kind of just happened. I saw a scrap of transparencies in the playroom and K spilled some water on it. Then it dawned on me. Worked beautifully, didn't it?

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  3. This looks like a fun project!

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  4. Great idea. Useful all throughout the year, but especially in the summer sun. Looks like fun.

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  5. I am featuring this post in my new Kids Learning Printables Linky Party for this week. I loved it.

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  6. I LOVE this. I have a big glass front door and would love to have my kids do this. Does it stay put when dried?

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    1. Depends. Do you have a toddler who may come along and wreck it? ;)

      Ours stayed up for almost an entire day. At that point we took it down because the boys wanted to do it again. So it definitely stays put for a little while.

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