Over the March Break, The Boy had a chance to create some really fun art work. One of the things he made, the following kid craft, was directly inspired by the work of art teacher, Christie, and the kids she teaches. Her blog, Fine Lines, is one we both enjoy perusing.
Using Christie’s Pattern Pathways as a jumping off point, The Boy created his funky “Robot Maze”. He started with two sheets of 8-1/2″x 11″ printer paper, and cut each into 6 small rectangles. He built his “robot” from the resulting 12 rectangles, and concocted his continuous maze first in pencil and then in marker. He then added colour to the snakey bits of the maze in colourful marker. And finally, he painted the outside of the maze with cake paint.
Once the paintings were dry, we placed them under a stack of books to flatten out the wrinkles. His Robot Maze is displayed proudly on our kitchen cabinets.
It’s an organic looking sort of robot, isn’t it? Pretty cool, I think.
Thank you Christie for the flow of art ideas for children. I want you to know that we love and appreciate your talent and hard work.
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