Art therapy and painting…oh la la. Today we are making a lovely painting with lotus roots, yes lotus the root vegetable. These children have the privilege of making beautiful art painting with natural elements. Painting is self-expressive, the children become at one with their thoughts and feelings. At Lil Bebe Academy we encourage expressions…they paint, draw, color and play in art. This summer we have been using unconventional tools to paint with like, bok choy / pak choi, grass flowers, romaine lettuce, mud and here this lotus root.This activity is fun for children of all ages. It’s ok to make a little mess – a bath or hand wash will cure all the mess. Our children etched this activity to memory and kept asking, to paint with the most unlikely elements. I am hoping yours will have fun repeatedly doing this activity and more on our page.
Today you will need some:
- Lotus Root – these can be seasonal so check your local grocery store or Asian grocers.
- Paint – for these kinds of paint job we used acrylic paints.
Let the fun begin.Addictive art…perhaps, I for one loved the pattern. It’s beautiful enough to make homemade cards, and posters. Can be displayed in your foyer, mudroom, kids room anywhere you like to show case your children art work.Here they used the flesh tone and gray color.How beautiful the art work looks. Senu wanted a more rosy color to match her pink passion. She mixed some colors together to get this hue. We allowed this to dry for a day and the pattern was still intact. These are the ones I made for myself. I used green, black and gold. 90% of the walls in our home was done by me. I love to paint and stencil the walls….well pieces of furniture too. I envision this beautiful stencil on a small wall or border.Our art is displayed all over our home and daycare. The daycare has a special wall for children paintings and crafts, the foyer has a few, our children bedroom doors and walls have some too. Our house loves to display the art work of the children – it fosters self-confidence and helps their social emotional well being. Here’s hoping you will find lotus at your local supermarket and make some patterns to hang around the house. This was another fun way of painting, stamping and stenciling kids art.
Life with Senu and Heru….boys are natural born climbers.