This week in New York the schools are closed for winter break. This makes the schedule here a little lighter since most of the activities after school are cancelled as well. Without the deadline of having to get out for choir and dance and all the other commitments we have a more leisurely day although still work days.
I've been starting an hour or so later, just because and we've been being a little more crafty.
Yesterday we did a simple little art project that took little time and was doable by all the children.
Outline a crucifix. I think a thinner one works better for this project. We used watercolor paper but any paper would work.
Then watercolor in a rainbow fashion around the cross shape. When the rainbow effect dries watercolor the cross brown or black.
It looks pretty when up against a sunny window and when accompanied by tea and a snack it's a nice meditative activity to do with the children on a slow afternoon.
Ooops! I failed to link to the originator of this art project. Mea culpa, this is a big goof in blog etiquette and the blogger in question has my sincerest apologies. I think I just found it on Pinterest and went from there, no excuses though.
Do Small Things With Love deserves all the credit. She's got an amazing gallery of crafts and art projects there to peruse. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent.
Love the water color idea. Perfect activity for a bitter, cold Lenten day!
Thanks for sharing it.