Inspired by our walk we had a go at creating our own spider's web. Firstly we talked about the colours of leaves on the trees & Minnie decided which colours of paint she wanted to use. We had another look at the photos we’d taken of the trees & talked about shades of colour, looking at the difference between light, dark etc. Minnie has been keenly noticing & commenting on colours & shades recently.
We added lighter/darker colours to Minnie’s chosen paint & she began to mix.
Once Minnie was happy with the paint mix, she set to work on creating her forest canopy picture!
I set out a selection of sponges & different sized brushes for her to choose from.
Minnie loves exploring textures when painting, & will always squish the paint through her fingers, paint with her hands, & squeeze the paint from a paint laden sponge.
We moved the dry canvas onto a large sheet of paper, & Minnie created her spider’s web design by squeezing the glue all over the canvas... & paper!! In movements that were akin to street dancing (!) she twirled the glue around to make her web. (Instead of using a squeezy bottle, you could drizzle runny glue from glue sticks/lolly sticks to create a similar effect.)
And here's the finished canvas
Minnie's work of art is now on our kitchen wall, not only does it look great, but it's also a lovely reminder of our family walk through the forest.