I love the deep, rich watercolors sold at Ikea. They last a very long time and the colors are not weak or watery. I need to remember to buy some more when we visit Atlanta this weekend.
First we took out the crayons and drew our favorite patterns and doodles on our papers in different colors.
Next we tore strips of masking tape and placed them over our papers willy-nilly. Actually, Max used his to create a "snail-shell pattern" on his paper.
Then we picked wooden game pieces, craft models, and various props to tape to our papers. We rolled a piece of tape to make it double-sided and attached the wooden pieces to the paper.
We took one last go at our papers with the crayons to add any flourish that was otherwise missing. And then we put away the crayons, tape, and clutter and started watercoloring. We basically watercolored anywhere and everywhere over our papers.
Max's perfect painting.
Micah's resist in action.
We put the wet papers on top of the piano to dry. When the watercolor had dried, we took them down and began the exciting process of removing the tape and wooden props to see our masterpieces.
A part of Micah's final result.
This part of Max's final work really shows off his awesome crayon and watercolor resist combination. What an eye. The deep red paint looks lovely over the blue crayon.
And here is what Mommy made. Sheepishly. Because C.S. Lewis just knew how to put things.