Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Harold and the Purple Crayon, Or Saule and the multicolor paint...

 Harold and the Purple Crayon, by Crockett Johnson  is one of those great books that just seems to have so many great creative projects to do with it.  Last night we got a box from amazon that a couple of huge sheets of packing paper in them, which was perfect for this project (any long stretcher paper would be fine, or many sheets taped together).

Saule choose her paints and brush, and we taped the paper to the floor. Then we started to read, and she painted her way all the way across the kitchen, in a true Harold style. 

This is the end project- it really turned out nicely. 

Ursa enjoyed exploring all the paint bottles and brushes in her sand box (we use this for water/messy play).  She took them in and out of the jar, and felt the ends. We also had fun pretend painting her with the different brushes (she loved the tickling feeling!).

Just a side note- here is Ursa playing with Cheerios in her box.

1 comment:

Any Mom said...

Oh, I love the box for messy/water play, what a great idea.