Monday, September 28, 2009

Unplugged Project: "J"

I love that the Unplugged Projects are so flexible!! This week's "assignment" was the Letter J. We painted this week "J"ust because I wanted to!

My inspiration came from Heart of the Matter Online: Paint It Like Pollock.

Basically, I gave the boys a small wooden ball, some paint, and a piece of paper inside a box. They dipped the ball in paint, dropped it on the paper, and rolled the ball around inside the box.

Forgive the dim pictures; it was a bright and windy day. We were under the carport and the shadows were not very forgiving... :)

Step 1: Pose for mommy while you are all clean. Start with colors red, yellow, blue, and white.

Step 2: Dip the little ball in as many colors as possible. :)

Step 3: Shake the box to roll the ball around.

Step 4: Show off pretty picture.

Step 5: Continue to mix paint until mommy says it's time to stop.

The boys really enjoyed this. It was a beautiful day and we needed to do something outside!

Visit Unplug Your Kids for more on the Letter J!

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Scottish Twins said...

Looks like a fun project!!!

Mom Unplugged said...

Oh I am so glad they had fun (they are getting so big now, I feel old).
We haven't tried the ball in paint project yet, but one day. I am glad you were open-minded and flexible! That's the way it should be!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Looks like a lot fun. I love how you used the theme!

Jamie Kaufmann said...

so cool! we are going to have to try this. i'm trying to figure out what paints are good to have on hand. we have fingerpaints and watercolor. what else do you recommend and for what projects, mrs. teacher mom? :)