Dylan's Rainbow Sponged Handprint
We were inspired a few weeks ago to take down our old display things from our 'school' board and replace them with art, writing and projects that fill our wall with spring time! Firstly we got rid of our Nativity poster...we thought it about time since is April! I began to muse about what we could do as a big project...I wanted a bright, colouful artwork; one that everyone could have a 'hand-in' making!...Then it struck me that I had seen a tutorial idea for a giant rainbow made from cardstock hands!
We assembled all our coloured cardstock and began drawing around everyones hands. Brians handprints are the colours at the back of the rainbow; as his hands are largest, next are mine and Amy's, then Dylans little hands prints are the red ones at the front! Although I had some help in the beginning, it took a rather long time to cut all the handprints out! Finally we had enough 'hands' to construct our rainbow. Everone was thrilled with the results! And as a very funny girl said "Its great Mammy, that we did a family project that we all had a hand in making!" Haha!
Our Colourful Family Rainbow!
The next hands-on project this week was re-planting our tomato seedlings into individual pots. The day Brian had planned to do them, it was raining incessently, so he decided to do them indoors! I didn't mind too much as I thought it would be a fun activity for Dylan, who was planned to be the 'helper'.
Daddy had him sat upon sheets of newspaper and had our little man fill up the new individual pots with handfuls of compost. Of course our little guy morphed into a 'dig dig' (digger) and his small, but industrious hands went in a out that bag of compost with mechanical precision even making a 'beep beep' reversing sound when pulling his hand out of the bag! He is a hoot! After ten minutes or so he got a little bored of Daddys job and decided to make a compost pile on the floor and smush it down into the tiles...you know just for fun!