When my brother and I were little we spent a great deal of time outside. When the weather got bad and we were sentenced to an evening indoors my father would pull out a special bad weather treat: a paper grocery bag. We would get out the scissors, glue and crayons and make, what he called, Sack Headed Dudes. I have therefore known for some time about the creative uses of a simple paper sack.
So when Rachelle Doorley from Tinker labs came up with her paper bag challenge, I was thrilled! We decided to stray away from the Sack Headed Dudes however and focus on my daughters latest obsession, unicorns. Birdy has been drawing unicorns on every piece of paper she can get her hands on! When I looked at the drawings they reminded me of cave art. They had big bold lines and were usually floating in the middle of the page. Some times there is a family of them in all sizes. I thought, "That's it! Cave art!"
We began by unfolding our paper bag and taping it to the table. Birdy used a black crayon to begin the out line of her unicorn. We later went over in in oil pastel. She then used water colors to fill it in.
We had been online, looking at images of cave art and she was fascinated by one we saw of hands. It was a whole wall covered in hand prints. She decided her cave art need a few hand prints.
Bug got in of the fun too! I have never seen a look of such utter joy and delight that when he is allowed to make a huge mess.
After her unicorn was all finished, we took the paper bag and crumpled it up to give it that rocky look. I think it should be in a museum!
Do you have a paper bag project to share? Link it below and pop on over to Tinker Lab to find out about the Pinterest contest that is going along with the linky!
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