Kid Painting Collage Art

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Does anyone else LOVE Eric Carle? He is a classic children’s book author and illustrator who is probably best known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar. His artwork is my favorite and so as an ode to him, Chickadee and I created a little artwork for the new house!

So, here is what you need: “Home is Where the Heart is” Printable, white printer paper, craft paint, baby wipes

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Chickadee and painting have been hit or miss in the past. She doesn’t like to be dirty so anything “finger painting like” is sometimes hit or miss, you can see she was a little unsure at first! 

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We started in the highchair to keep her contained. I squeezed some drops of craft paint onto white printer paper and had her go to work…after a few seconds things got fun!

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I will admit ever four or five seconds she wanted her hands wiped off, so she never got too dirty, but each time she went back to smearing the paint around. When she was finished we put it to the side and let it dry. 

Once her masterpiece was dry I cut it into strips and then squares.

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Then using the printable from above, I glued down the squares in the shape of the a heart

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…you could obviously get very creative and create ALL kinds of pictures!

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